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Major changes to the family courts as mediation awareness becomes compulsory

Northumberland and Hexham’s Leading Divorce Specialist, Joanne Major of Major Family Law, comments in the Journal that today the family justice system gets a major reboot that the UK’s most senior family judge has hailed as a “revolution” that will fundamentally change the culture of the family courts. The reforms are intended to make family…  read more

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North East law firms launch national mediation initiative

Newcastle’s Top Divorce and Family Law Specialists, Major Family Law comment on an article in the Journal: A group of seven leading North East divorce and family law specialists are today launching an innovative new service for separating couples who cannot afford to pay two lawyers to do everything for them.

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Breaking the silence: Clare’s Law discloses when there’s a history of domestic abuse

Lucinda Connell, Senior Solicitor with Newcastle and Hexham’s Specialist family law firm, Major Family Law, comments in the North East Times that International Women’s Day in March saw the rolling out across the country of a scheme to protect women against violent partners.

The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, known as Clare’s Law, allows the police…  read more

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“Don’t Put Off Until Tomorrow What You Can Do Today”

Newcastle and Hexham’s Top Divorce and Family Law Specialists,  Major Family Law comments in the North East Times:

We’re all guilty of procrastination, especially when it involves dealing with something we’d much rather avoid. Whether it’s wilful avoidance, an overly vague intention, or because we’re too easily distracted, we let things slide all the time.

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If you can’t get over it, how do you get through it?

Newcastle and Hexham’s leading family law divorce specialist, Joanne Major comments in the Tyne Valley Express:

Spring is upon us once again, traditionally the season of fertility and new beginnings. Colour is bursting through the earth in the form of snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils, hinting at the promise of longer, warmer days.

If only the…  read more

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IS There Another Way?

Newcastle and Hexham’s Best Lawyer, Joanne Major comments in the North East Times:  January’s media has been full of the usual post Christmas divorce talk, claiming an increase in the habitual January spike in the divorce rate following the strains of the festive period.

One recent broadsheet article asserted that “six out of 10 parents who…  read more

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Newcastle Top Family Lawyers Lead on Mediation Initiative

Newcastle’s Top Divorce and Family Lawyer, Joanne Major of Major Family Law, comments in the Journal:

A NORTH East law firm is among those paving the way with a new initiative set to revolutionise how services are offered to separating families.

LawyerSupportedMediation.com, run by social enterprise Advantage Resolution Ltd, brings lawyers and family mediators together to offer…  read more

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Looking Back and Looking Forward

See Newcastle’s Top Divorce and Family Law firm’s article in the Tyne Valley Express:

Traditionally, January is a time for fresh starts, new ventures, and  putting into effect those New Year’s resolutions. The New Year invites a retrospective, reflecting on what the previous year held as well as looking forward to what the coming year…  read more

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New Year; New You

See Newcastle’s Top Divorce and Family Law firm’s article in the North East Times:

January:  the traditional month for re-ordering your life,  joining a gym, vowing never to drink again, and contemplating a fresh start. It is also the month in which divorce rates traditionally soar, with the month sometimes seeing…  read more

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Innovative Lawyer of the Year 2013

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Newcastle’s Top Divorce and Family Law Specialist has won a national award, beating off competition from across the country.

Major Family Law, based in Ponteland, was winner of Most Innovative Family Lawyer of the Year Award at Jordan Publishing’s third Family Law Awards. Only two North East legal practices were represented on the awards…  read more

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‘Tis the Season to be Stressed Out

Leading Newcastle’s Top Divorce and Family Law Specialist, Joanne Major comments in the Tyne Valley Express

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Every year, this question vehemently divides the nation’s shoppers: those who salt away gifts from August onwards and have everything wrapped by mid-October are a source of continual irritation to those who –…  read more

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Major Achievements for North East Top Divorce and Family Law Specialists

Newcastle’s Top Divorce and Family Law Specialist, Joanne Major comments in the North East Times
The last couple of months have been monumental for niche family law practice, Major Family Law. At the end of September, the latest edition of the Legal 500 was published, naming Major Family Law as a top tier practice once…  read more

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Newcastle’s Top Divorce and Family Law Specialist host Family Law Tweetup – 19 September 2013

Please see news piece in New Law Journal re Family Law Tweetup

http://www.newlawjournal.co.uk/nlj/content/family-law-tweet

 

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Freshers, Fees & Funding: Maintenance for University aged children

Newcastle’s Top Children’s Family Law Specialist comments in The North East Times

It’s that time of the year again when Britain’s motorways are littered with cars stuffed to the gunnels with duvets, suitcases, books and kettles, as tearful parents deposit their fledglings at university to start the next stage of their journey into adulthood.

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5 Star Family Firm brings National Recognition to Region

Newcastle’s Top Divorce and Family Law Specialist, Joanne Major comments in the Journal

It’s easy to overlook the fact that Major Family Law is, in business terms, a nascent legal practice.  Established a mere four years ago by principal, Joanne Major, when she was the sole fee earner, her drive and focus has taken the business…  read more

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Lucinda Connell joins Major Family Law

Top North East Children’s Specialist Lawyer, Lucinda Connell comments in the North East Times

Lucinda Connell is an experienced Family Law Solicitor who has recently joined the team at Major Family Law. We thought we’d catch up with Lucinda and find out a bit more about the person behind the cases:

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Newcastle’s Top Niche law firm welcomes a new ‘family’ member

Top North East Divorce and Family Law Specialists comment in the Morpeth Herald

A NICHE North East legal firm is continuing its rapid expansion by welcoming another new member to its family.

Major Family Law, which is based in Ponteland, has announced the appointment of solicitor Lucinda Connell to its ranks.

Ms Connell qualified in…  read more

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The Autumn Years

Newcastle’s Top Divorce and Family Law Specialist, Joanne Major comments in the Tyne Valley Express

It’s usually around now that there’s a grudging acceptance that summer is over: the light changes; the air smells different; and thoughts turn to autumn, with the leaves turning on the trees, and the nights drawing in.

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Sun, sea and separation

Newcastle’s Top Children’s Lawyer Specialist, Anna Hunter comments in the North East Times

With the long school break upon us, the British holiday season reaches its frenzied peak, but for some families, it heralds a time where children travel to another country, not just for a holiday in the sun, but to spend…  read more

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The step-parenting trap

Newcastle’s Top Divorce and Family Law Specialists comment in the North East Times

Who remembers The Brady Bunch? The US television series featuring a large “blended” family was the ultimate fairy tale in step-family living. Conceived in the mid 1960’s, the idea arose after the programme creator read…  read more

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