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Don’t Settle With Second Best

Joanne Major, Principal of Major Family Law, Top Specialists Divorce and Children solicitors of Newcastle state in the Luxe Magazine when you think “boutique”, you may well think upmarket hotel or tasteful designer shop; you probably don’t think lawyer.  If you are select and discerning in other areas of your life though, why would you not…  read more

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10 Questions for Jonathan Dunkley

Jonathan Dunkley, a Consultant Solicitor at Major Family Law, the North East’s leading Divorce and Family Law Specialists, comments in the North East Times:

What was your first break in business?

Making partner at the age of only 26 was an invaluable opportunity. It was not only recognition of…  read more

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Your business is our business

Joanne Major, Principal of Major Family Law, the North East’s top family law solicitors, states in the North East Times:

Finances are always a significant concern for couples who separate. Where previously one couple had one set of household expenses to meet out of their income, post separation there are likely…  read more

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10 Misconceptions about instructing a solicitor

The North East’s best family law solicitor, Joanne Major of Major Family Law sets out 10 misconceptions about instructing a solicitor in the Tyne Valley Express:

1 I don’t know what I want to do yet. It’s too soon to see a solicitor.

It’s never too early to seek expert advice. The sooner you are…  read more

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The Lowdown on Prenups

Joanne Major, Principal of the Leading family law specialists, Major Family Law comments on Prenups in the Accent magazine as follows:-

What is it?

A Prenuptial Agreement, commonly referred to as a prenup, is a formal written agreement entered into by a couple in anticipation of them getting married, which sets out the…  read more

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“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 additional complication of one party owning a business can be overwhelming.

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Collapse of the Family Court System

Anna Hunter, Specialist Children’s solicitor with Leading North East Niche Family Law solicitors, Major Family Law states in the North East Times following the demise of legal aid for almost all family matters in 2013, a recent survey carried out by the Bar Council, the governing body of barristers in England & Wales, has found…  read more

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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 respected senior lawyer, Jonathan Dunkley from Muckle LLP.

High Value Matrimonial Law Experience

Jonathan joins Major…  read more

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Bridging the Tyne Valley

Joanne Major, Principal of the North East’s specialist family law firm, Major Family Law, comments in the Tyne Valley Express as a Tyne Valley resident and with my business based at the Eastern end of the Tyne Valley corridor, my heart is firmly in this stunning part of our region.

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It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over: Making Financial Claims After Divorce

Leading Family Law Divorce Specialists, Major Family Law state in the North East Times there is a common misconception that once you are divorced, that draws a line under everything, legally speaking. Many people believe that once their divorce has been finalised, that also finalises any outstanding financial issues and prevents either party…  read more

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Let’s settle this once and for all

Joanne Major, Principal of the leading divorce and family law practice in the North East comments in the Accent magazine a man in a film once said, “If things didn’t end badly, they wouldn’t end”. Put another way, if things didn’t end badly, we family lawyers would be out of a job, right? Well, actually no….  read more

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Modern Family – New Law; New Approach

Top divorce and family law solicitor in Newcastle and Hexham, Joanne Major states 22 April 2014 saw the implementation of the largest reform of the family justice system in a lifetime. If you have no reason to come into regular contact with the court system nor have any connection with the legal profession, you could…  read more

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Major Changes for the Family Court

Newcastle and Northumberland’s Divorce and Family Law Specialist, Joanne Major states in the North East Times that Family lawyers are bracing themselves for a sea change in the way that the family court system works; these changes came into force last month. Many of these changes won’t be noticed by members of the public who…  read more

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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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Staying Power Doesn’t Mean Standing Still

Leading Newcastle and Hexham Divorce Specialist, Joanne Major comments in the North East Times on 1st April, I celebrated 5 years in business as Major Family Law. Having previously worked only as an employed solicitor in my professional career, I took what seemed a monumental step of creating my own, completely new business from scratch,…  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.

By…  read more

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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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