Gosforth-based commercial and private client law firm, Sweeney Miller Law, has added to its Senior Leadership Team with the promotion of Head of Family Law, Rebecca Cresswell, to Partner.


Rebecca started her career in a personal injury firm but moved to Sweeney Miller during her training in 2016 where she became involved in Litigation and Family Law. She qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2017 and was promoted to Head of the Family and Litigation Departments in May 2020, before cross-qualifying as a solicitor. Rebecca now deals predominantly in Family Law and was promoted to Partner in July 2023.


Based between Sweeney Miller’s headquarters in Gosforth and its Sunderland office Rebecca deals primarily with divorce, separation, financial settlements, issues relating to children, nuptial and cohabitation agreements, as well as overseeing the firm’s growing Family Law department. Rebecca and the Sweeney Miller have ambitious plans to build upon the department’s reputation as a major player in the region for family matters.  


Commenting on her promotion, Rebecca said: “Becoming Partner has been a life-long goal of mine, so being promoted still feels like a dream. I am looking forward to building on the progress the team has made so far and continuing to build the department and developing the existing team. It is a pleasure to work with Surbhi and the other partners to help grow Sweeney Miller as a whole and I would like to thank them for recognising my potential and offering me this opportunity to develop.”


Rebecca joins Sweeney Miller’s senior leadership team with fellow Partners Surbhi Vedhara, Jess Fenwick, Damien Todd and Michael Storey.


Commenting on the promotion, Managing Partner Surbhi said “Huge congratulations to Rebecca on her promotion to Partner. Rebecca has been an invaluable member of the Sweeney Miller Law team and has been a core element of the firm's successful and rapid growth trajectory. We are delighted to be able to reward Rebecca's focus on client service excellence, her commercial acumen, as well as her contribution in the professional development of those in her team and the broader firm. Rebecca's rapid career progression since joining Sweeney Miller in 2016 demonstrates that there are no ‘glass ceilings’ at the firm and this is a place where performance and dedication are genuinely recognised."



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