Leading North East commercial and private client law firm, Sweeney Miller Law, has bolstered its Senior Leadership Team with the promotion of Litigation Solicitor, Charlie Lynn, to Partner.


Charlie leads the firm’s successful Litigation department which covers both commercial and civil dispute resolution, including a specialist dedicated landlord and tenant team. Alongside client work, Charlie is also heavily involved in business development and regularly represents the firm at various landlord events in the region.


Charlie joined Sweeney Miller on a work placement whilst studying for his law degree, following which he joined the firm full time as a paralegal before completing his training contract and qualifying as a solicitor. Charlie spearheads the firm’s litigation team, providing invaluable support to Sweeney Miller’s other departments and their wide range of business and individual clients. This interdepartmental and multidisciplinary approach reduces the risk of clients facing disputes in the future, and if an issue does arise, then they have a responsive and robust team on their side.


Commenting on his promotion, Charlie said:

“It’s fantastic to work in a firm that champions the development and progression of its colleagues as much as Sweeney Miller does; I’m joining a great team of supportive partners who have all started and progressed their legal careers at the firm. I’m very grateful to Managing Partner, Surbhi Vedhara and the rest of the leadership team for recognising and celebrating my potential and giving me the opportunity to contribute to the continued success of the firm.”


Charlie joins fellow Partners Surbhi, Jess Fenwick, Damien Todd, Michael Storey, and, most recently, Rebecca Cresswell who was promoted to partner in July 2023. Commenting on Charlie’s promotion, Managing Partner Surbhi said:

“We are all delighted that Charlie is taking the next step in his rapid career progression by becoming a partner; his promotion is a direct result of his hard work and dedication to our successful litigation department. His team works closely to support other departments at the firm – ensuring our clients have all the resources they need in their legal partner.


We are committed to helping our team flourish in their careers and we have created an environment that rewards performance and commitment.


This fantastic news also comes as we’re on the brink of making another exciting announcement about our firm…watch this space!”


In addition to its strong client base in the North, through its offices in Newcastle and Sunderland, Sweeney Miller Law is instructed by individuals and businesses from across the UK, including London. Through its expertise, reputation and service excellence focus, the firm stands out across dispute resolution, commercial, corporate, conveyancing, private client and family work. Charlie’s team deals with a wide range of disputes including contracts, directors, shareholders, commercial and residential property, leasehold issues, possession, rent arrears, reviews and renewals.


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