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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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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

Joanne gave very practical, honest sound advice. Could have taken my case now and invoiced me but recommended next steps go go further independently avoiding unnecessary divorce costs. Definitely use when the time is right. Thank you for honest and frank advice!

May 2022   Joanne Butters

Joanne is knowledgable and forthright. Just what is needed otherwise I would have spent 45 minutes weeping. She gave sound advice based on law what he gave me a much clearer idea Of what my rights were and what I might expect from a legal process of separation. I will definitely return to Joanne for further advice and support.

Apr 2022   Victoria Waite

I would like to thank Major Family Law and Sam Carter in particular for dealing with my case very promptly. Sam was approachable and friendly, from the initial consultation to the settling of my case. I am very happy with the outcome.

Mar 2022   Carly Matthews

I had an excellent consultation with Joanne at Family Law. Very knowledgable and helped me understand where I stood from a legal perspective, where she could provide me with support should I choose to engage her, the potential cost and timescale.

Feb 2022   Grant Hughes

I would like to thank MFL and specially Stacy W for having helped me through my divorce. I could not be any more satisfied about how quick it's all been. Initial consultation was very helpful already. Since then I have received ongoing support and advice. Thanks a lot!

Jan 2022   Juan Corbacho

I've made more progress in a few weeks with the team than previous months elsewhere. Would very much recommend to anyone.

Dec 2021   Matt

Great service from Major Family Law and Sahil my solicitor. I've needed to ask a lot of questions and everything was answered with a full explanation. This has been a stress free process thanks to Major Family Law and my solicitor. Would highly recommend this law firm.

Nov 2021   Eve Clark

Throughout a very difficult period, Sam Carter and Major Family Law provided sound information, advice and guidance. All of my queries were responded to promptly and I felt reassured knowing that I was always in very capable hands. I am extremely pleased with the outcome and the impact that it has had on mine (and most importantly my son's) life has been huge. I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to use Sam Carter or Major Family Law again.

Nov 2021   Alton Morgan

I enlisted the help of major family law to deal with my case & dealt with Sam Carter. From the very outset Sam was very professional and friendly, he helped with matters and situations that arose quickly and with a calm understanding manner.. I can only say, if you need a family solicitor, I would recommend 100%. Good value for money, professional and very good at what he does Thank you Sam for your time and help. Fantastic service from the outset!

Sep 2021   Jamie Horsfall

I found my free initial consultation to be informative, the solicitor that I spoke to went above and beyond expectations, I genuinely couldn’t ask for any more from this company.

Aug 2021   Martin Gilbert

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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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