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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.

  • I have to say this process has been one of the most enjoyable ones I’ve ever had the pleasure of being involved in, thanks mainly to Robert Petrie for his total professionalism, many thanks again, I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you and your company to anyone who asks again, thanks.

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

    Mr T of Chester Le Street
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    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