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Rebecca Cresswell

Position:

Head of Litigation and Family Department

Telephone:

0191 568 2050

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Rebecca joined Sweeney Miller in 2016 and is Head of the Civil Litigation and Family team. Rebecca started her career as a general litigator but deals predominantly with private family law matters, including divorce, finance, separation, pre and post nuptial agreements and private law children matters and advocates in most proceedings.

Rebecca  obtained a Masters level qualification while at the same time achieving a Qualifying Law Degree and completed her Legal Practice Course (LPC) at Northumbria University. She completed her training by qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive specialising in Civil Litigation and Family law and has worked in the North Eastern Circuit ever since.

Rebecca can offer appointments at Sweeney Miller’s Sunderland or Newcastle offices, and having previously worked in County Durham has retained many clients from Durham, Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, Hartlepool and Cleveland.

Family Law

Rebecca assists and guides people when their relationship comes to an end, advising on the process of divorce and separation for married or cohabiting clients, including the related consequences for their children, financial settlement and the division of marital assets including property, pensions, spousal maintenance, and clean break orders, separation and cohabitation agreements and child contact disputes. She also handles property ownership disputes arising from cohabitation and relationship breakdown such as Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 applications (TOLATA), Orders for sale and Declarations of Trust.

Rebecca is passionate about finding a resolution for family disputes outside of court but sometimes this cannot be avoided. Rebecca will work closely with you and guide you through the court process if this is necessary. She helps parents gain contact with their children after separation and she supports clients in the negotiation of an agreement or representing them in court proceedings to reach a fair resolution. 

Personal Injury

Rebecca’s experience in litigation started in road traffic accidents, public liability and occupier’s liability claims, employer’s liability cases, medical negligence and criminal injury claims. At Sweeney Miller Law, we can help people to rebuild their lives after they have suffered from an injury through no fault of their own, by arranging private rehabilitation, securing interim funding to pay for services they need or to assist them whilst absent from work, and to seek compensation.

  • I have had the best experience with Sweeney Miler. My Solicitor Leanne was nothing less than exceptional. I would, without hesitation recommend them and if your lucky enough to have Leanne as your Solicitor then you will be in the best of service and care.

    The experience I had was personal and responsive. Thanks to Sweeney Miller and a special thanks the Chloe and Leanne.

    Mr V of Clacton on Sea
  • Excellent service from Leanne at Sweeney Miller. She was always so helpful and responsive to any questions we had. She really pushed to have the move done when we needed it to. Thank you so much. I will recommend to friends and family.

    Miss B of Sunderland
  • We were first time buyers quite anxious about choosing a conveyancing solicitor as we heard so many horror stories. We are so delighted with the service Irenna, Kierra & Heather provided us with, we never had to call for an update & any emails we sent they were prompt in getting back to us. The process was so smooth & easy because of Irenna, Kierra & Heather. We would highly recommend Sweeney Miller Law & cannot thank them enough for the service they provided.

    Mr M of Liverpool
  • I just wanted to thank you all for all the help with the conveyancing, you answered all my detailed question and made me feel at ease when things were getting a bit stressful.

    This is the second time I’ve used Sweeney Miller for conveyancing and I will definitely be recommending you.

    I’m sure you get these emails all the time but just wanted you to know that you made the whole process run smoothly for us.

     

    Miss H of Mansfield
  • Best conveyancing service I have ever experienced – super responsive, always available, clear communication, fast transaction – will be recommending!

    Ms M of Hove
  • Overall great. Couldn’t ask for more. Alys always answered our questions very quickly and she was very polite. Communication was great. We were kept up date to date all the way through the process. Happy customer 😊 Thanks again

    Mr & Mrs M of Newcastle
  • Amazingly professional and fast service, I couldn’t have asked for a more un-stressful or pleasant house purchase! Thanks to all.

    Mr J of Houghton le Spring
  • We have been very satisfied with the service provided by Abbey Eastwood from start to finish and would recommend your company to anybody who asked.

    Mr & Mrs W of Bolton
  • Thanks again for your services Rebecca you’ve been amazing.

    Mr S of Sunderland
  • Both Morgan and Bethany have been a god-send for us. This was our first property but they managed to sort everything out timely and with class.

    Mr G of Huntingdon
  • Beth and Alys were absolutely fantastic and always available to speak to. I couldn’t fault the service. Thank you so much for everything!

    Mr S & Miss B of Sunderland
  • Just a Thank you for all your support on my claim, cheers.

    Mr H of Washington
  • Excellent service. Thanks for Stephanie’s professional advice.

    Dr F of Newcastle
  • Truly amazing service. As a first time buyer the wonderful staff assisted me with everything I needed to know and truly went the extra mile, making every aspect throughout the process run smoothly! Thank you for all you hard work and support.

    Mr G of Nottingham
  • Michael and Zarah amazing team!

    Mr I of Dagenham