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Lindsey Christie


Head of Department




0191 568 2050

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Lindsey joined Sweeney Miller in 2006 and is head of the Civil Litigation team. She has more than 12 years post-qualification experience of dealing with a wide range of civil litigation cases including property and contract related disputes, personal injury, clinical negligence and family law.

She handles personal injury and medical negligence cases on behalf of injured clients with particular experience of accidents at work, road traffic accidents, public/occupiers liability claims and criminal injuries claims, including long-term domestic abuse. She deals with complex cases involving catastrophic injuries such as head and spinal injuries and has handled large Group Litigation Order cases.

Lindsey also deals with a wide range of civil and commercial litigation cases for businesses and individuals including professional negligence claims, contract disputes, contested lease extensions, service charge disputes, boundary disputes, dilapidation claims and debt recovery.

In disputes involving landlord and tenant matters, she deals with possession proceedings, rent arrears recovery, claims arising from LTA 1954 and deposit protection claims/defences.

She also handles property ownership disputes including Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 applications (TOLATA), Orders for sale and Declarations of Trust.

In terms of family law, Lindsey advises on all aspects of divorce and separation for married or cohabiting clients, in particular dealing with financial settlement and the division of marital assets including property, pensions, spousal maintenance, and clean break orders, separation and co-habitation agreements and child contact disputes.

And in employment law, she handles compromise/settlement agreement advice, unfair dismissal claims and discrimination claims.

Lindsey understands what the client is looking to achieve from an early stage and supports them through what is a difficult time for them by providing pragmatic, client-focussed advice.  Her thorough and highly organised litigation skills make her a robust contentious lawyer.   Lindsey’s strong negotiation skills coupled with her vast experience and commercial knowledge ensures that she steers her clients towards the most successful and cost effective solution to resolve their legal issues.

  • We would like to express our gratitude for the level of service provided by Bethany Forster.

    Beth has been excellent throughout our matter. She has provided us with clear reasoned advice, remained proactive and has kept us well informed whether the news from the other side was good or bad. We think she is a credit to your company and you should be proud to have her working with you.

    We will not hesitate to recommend her, and by extension Sweeney Miller in the future.

    Mr H of Chester le Street
  • I was very pleased with your services.

    Ms A of Stockton On Tees
  • We have bought and sold houses over the years and this has been the best service received by far. Will definitely recommend you to everyone.

    Mr & Mrs C of South Shields
  • To the delightful team at Sweeney Miller Law. Thank you so much in supporting us in our sale and purchase.

    Special mention to Kara. We always got a professional and polite response back, even if it was just a quick update keeping our worries at bay.

    A wonderful service which provided support throughout.

    Thank you all again.

    Mr & Mrs C of Consett
  • I have experienced excellent help, advice, understanding and communication by my solicitor Lindsey Christie through what has been a difficult time since my accident.

    I have no feedback to add that would improve the satisfactory service I have received from Sweeney Miller Law.

    I would certainly recommend to family and friends.

    Mr A of Sunderland
  • I am very impressed with the service that has been provided. Thank you ever so much for helping me with this case. I will definitely recommend you to all my family and friends. I will definitely use your service in the future if needed.

    Mr M of Stockton
  • Rebecca and Sweeney Miller have been brilliant throughout this entire process and I definitely will return should the need arise, I will also be telling those I know to use your services if they ever need to. Thanks.

    Mr M of Sunderland
  • Very happy with the service and would recommend to others. Quick, fast service.

    Mr T of Chester Le Street
  • Thank you for your service. I am  very pleased with how your firm handled my claim. Rebecca Cresswell I appreciate how you kept us informed and the time it took to handle and conclude my claim.

    Mrs M of Middlesbrough
  • Rebecca & team were professional and effective throughout
    We would have no hesitation in recommending Sweeney Miller Law to friends and family

    Miss K
  • Jemma Rackstraw was fantastic when handling our complex sale of our business. A real asset to the firm. Thank you Jemma for all of your help, support and assistance

    Mr & Mrs F
  • Quite simply, stunning service. Many thanks to Paul and the team
    Mr & Mrs I
  • Generally very good and efficient throughout

    Mr J
  • The team was very prompt and courteous. Michael was excellent. He was diligent, responsive and really understood our circumstances and did his best to help.

    The team were able to complete the sale in a timetable that other firms said was not possible. They performed a small miracle for us!

    Dr P
  • Very happy with the service – particularly all the chasing up that Susan did regarding the goods that were meant to be left and weren’t.

    Miss K