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Lucinda Connell
Reception 2014

Top Tier Practice

“Major Family Law is ‘a leading player in the North East’, and handles divorce and financial remedy cases as well as private children’s law applications, including joint residence and jurisdiction issues”.  (Legal 500)


Top Divorce Lawyer

For the 3rd consecutive year, Joanne Major is the only family lawyer in the North of England listed on the elite “Leading Lawyers” list of the Legal 500′s guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide.

Recommended Lawyers

Anna Hunter has ‘impressive technical legal skills’; Joanne Major is ‘tenacious in her representation of her clients & keen to promote their best interests’; Lucinda Connell is also recommended. (Legal 500)

Why Choose Us

We have handpicked the most able and committed individuals from across our field. Our expertise means more than 80% of our cases are resolved by negotiated settlement without ever having to go to Court.

Know Your Position

If you’re not altogether happy with the advice you have been given by your existing solicitor, seek a second opinion from us in strict confidence. If you decide to instruct us, we will handle informing your existing solicitor.

Hours to Suit You

With discreet offices, free onsite parking and disabled access, we can also offer consultations by phone, Skype or FaceTime. Late appointments and out of office appointments are available by arrangement.

Our latest news...

Should I have a pre-nuptial agreement?

Joanne Major, Principal at Major Family Law, the Divorce and Family Law Specialists, responds to a weekly question and answer column in the Journal as follows: Dear Joanne About a year ago my partner asked me more

Our Major predictions for the year ahead

Major Family Law, North East's Top leading divorce and specialist family lawyers, comment in the Journal: At this time of year, it’s interesting to look forward to see what the New Year might bring for more


Welcome to Major Family Law. We are the North East’s “pre-eminent” Specialist Family Law Firm. As a Niche Practice we believe our combination of talented lawyers and modern approach sets us apart from other firms who practice family law in the region.

When it comes to divorce and family matters experience counts. Our expert family solicitors are recognised nationally for their outstanding knowledge. We are a full bespoke family law firm, specialising in all matters relating to children including international relocation, abduction, divorce, business/farming financial cases, cohabitation and pre/post -nuptial settlements.

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