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Joanne Major 2014
Jonathan Dunkley and Joanne Major

You pay for our talent not our overheads.

We are the only North East Niche Family Law Firm which offers a holistic approach to our clients with the support of our Family Consultant

Top Tier Practice

Major Family Law is, “A pre-eminent practice, handling a mix of high-net-worth divorce and separation cases and private Children Act matters. An extremely strong team.”             (Legal 500)

Top North East Divorce Lawyer

Practice Founder and Senior Solicitor, Joanne Major, is an experienced & respected lawyer and the only family solicitor in the North listed as a Leading Individual in the Legal 500 for the last two years.

Why Choose Us

We have handpicked the most able and committed individuals from across our field.  We hire the best to get the best outcome for you.  Our client results speak for themselves. We have repeatedly obtained successful results for our clients.

Our latest news...

"Mind your own business"

Top North East Family Law Specialists, Major Family Law comment in the Journal when people go through a divorce, the division of the parties’ finances can be a daunting matter. With so many issues to resolve, the...read more

Major Family Law welcomes Jonathan Dunkley

The leading North East specialist family law practice, Major Family Law, as commented in the Journal, have once again extended the breadth of their niche expertise with the appointment of experienced and highly...read 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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