Newcastle and the North East’s leading divorce solicitors, family lawyers & child law specialists

Welcome to Major Family Law — A nationally acclaimed family law practice with specialist family solicitors and divorce lawyers situated in Newcastle and the north east through to the south east.

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From as little as £150 (plus VAT and Court fee) we can provide a fixed price divorce service to make budgeting easy.

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I would like to thank Sahil Aggarwal for his expert knowledge and straight forward approach.

May 2024   Vitaliya Raubaite

Joanne provided a fantastic initial consultation, covering a vast amount of advice in a short space of time without once making it feel like a rushed or forced effort. Her learned expertise shines through as she is able to outline likely scenarios, providing guidance as to how best to mitigate unnecessary hardship and cost.

Apr 2024   Shane Hennells

Had a 1 hour free call. Katie explained everything perfectly to me. And made sure I understood everything. I'll be getting In touch with Katie in the next few weeks to take my case on. Thanks

Mar 2024   Barry Wright

I had a free consultation with Kath today and the level of customer service was exceptional. A firm that listens to a clients and offers impartial assessment rather than trying to sell you thier services. I'm confident that I will use this firm should I need to. Kath is a credit to the firm.

Aug 2023   Vinder Singh

Joanne is very knowledgeable. I am very pleased with the initial consultation I had with her. She took the time to listen to all of my concerns and I am very grateful for the advice she gave me. Thank you once again, Joanne.

Jun 2023   Thi Ri Price

The initial free 45 min consultation with Stephanie Layton was really helpful. She provided clear answers to my questions, made the situation easy to understand and I left with a clear understanding what to do next.

Apr 2023   Lamo Jihu

My free advice session with Stacey was invaluable. She guided me through my options, why I should do various things, what I might be entitled to, how I could save myself money and still had time to be gentle, kind and understanding. She even gave me time to ask questions of my own.

Mar 2023   Anne-Marie Lynch

I want to thank Major Family Law for helping me through my divorce proceedings and the entire team for being so supportive!

Feb 2023   Ishan Moitra

It is difficult to put into words how much Sahil supported and guided me through a very difficult divorce. His calm and professional manner ensured that each stage of the process was clear and manageable.

Jan 2023   Lorna Pringle

Fantastic service offered by Major Family Law and Joanne in particular. They provided a FOC, in depth consultation, so that the information given is clear and concise. Very honest too, so thank you.

Dec 2022   Tony Cubitt

Had my initial preliminary call with Joanne regarding my ongoing divorce and she was excellent. I was given more info and help in the 45 minutes I had with her then I did from my previous solicitor in the last 6 months! I will now be using Major Family Law for all matters in the future.

Sep 2022   Blackmoon (Fin)

The service offered to me by telephone was first class. Afterwards I understood my best way forward and the current situation facing me. The lawyer didn't pressure me to do anything but offered future help as and when I felt I needed it. I wholeheartedly recommend this firm. Thank you Katie.

Aug 2022   Ian Summerscales

Major Family Law Is a very professional firm with a personal touch. I was very pleased with the level of service offered Especially Sahil Aggarwal was very attentive and approachable throughout the process getting me the results I needed and excelling in the level of service provided.

Jun 2022   Nadia Fasil

How We Can Help

Not all Divorce, Child and Family Law Issues necessarily end up in Court. Resolving your case out of Court is likely to be cheaper and less stressful than contested litigation.

We can help you with our Free First Meetings, uncontested Divorce Fixed Fees, arranging a bespoke ‘Pay As You Go’ service or learn more about Arbitration, Private Hearings and Collaborative Law.

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    “Hugely impressed by Joanne Major’s drive, vision, and meticulous attention to detail”

    I’ve always been hugely impressed by Joanne Major’s drive, vision, and meticulous attention to detail. I’m not surprised, therefore, that Joanne and her dedicated team of lawyers and support staff have rapidly gained recognition as one of the most forward-looking, innovative, client-focussed family practices in the country.


    Former Family Law Barrister

    “A wealth of collaborative experience”

    Joanne Major has a wealth of collaborative experience. Her delivery is strong and confident with a no nonsense approach that I came to trust. This is invaluable when clarity and action is required. Major Family Law were highly recommended to me and I would have no hesitation to pass that recommendation on.

    Christine Nugent

    Managing Director, Business Travel

    “Family lawyer of high calibre and drive”

    Having worked with Joanne Major at a large commercial firm some years ago, I am aware she is a family lawyer of high calibre and drive. During a short period of time she has put together an excellent team of intelligent, approachable lawyers who deliver first rate family law services to clients. We as a firm are happy to recommend them.

    Paul McGowan

    Principal Solicitor, Collingwood Legal

    “Both knowledgeable and approachable family lawyers”

    We are happy to endorse the services provided by Joanne Major and the team at Major Family Law, Ponteland. We have a number of mutual clients who speak very highly of them. They are both knowledgeable and approachable family lawyers who are clearly client focussed.

    Andrew Morgan

    Partner, Nicholson & Morgan

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