Rebecca Cresswell

Partner and Head of Family Department

Family Department

Sunderland and Newcastle

July 2016

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Family law including 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 started her career in a personal injury firm, but during her training moved to Sweeney Miller where she became involved in litigation and family work. Rebecca qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2017 and was promoted to Head of the Family and Litigation Departments by May 2020. Rebecca has since cross-qualified as a Solicitor and became a Partner in 2023. Rebecca now deals predominantly in family law and runs the Family Department.

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 cross-qualified as a Solicitor later in her career.

Sweeney Miller has supported my career growth since day one. The firm is run by the leaders in the North East who have an eye for business development and share my personal goals to develop myself and the department. Aside from that, I have an amazing team who thrive in the fast-paced environment, cope well with the pressures of the nature of our work, and keep our office positive. The growing firm continues to have a friendly atmosphere where you are not just a number.

Outside of work I enjoy keeping fit, going on hikes and spending time with my friends, family, and my partner.

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