Newcastle’s Top Divorce and Family Law Specialist, Joanne Major says we are delighted to announce that award wining firm Major Family Law will be establishing lawyer-supported mediation (LSM) across Tyne & Wear.

LSM will be available in London, Leeds, Manchester and now Newcastle ahead of our consumer launch in January.

The Newcastle-based firm’s principal Joanne Major recently won Innovative Lawyer of the Year at the Jordan Family Law Awards 2013.

Commenting on the decision to join the LSM Professional Network, Joanne, said: “Making legal advice more affordable is a huge market opportunity if the right channels to market can be found. LSM shows there is huge potential for making a commercial return from meeting the needs of average salary clients who hitherto considered lawyers myself to expensive.

“I particularly like the way LSM helps lawyers and mediators to work in more structured partnership. Not only does it make dispute resolution more affordable for clients, it also make it more efficient for the professionals involved,” Joanne added.

In response to Major Family Law joining the Network, Marc Lopatin, founder of lawyer-supported mediation, said: “It’s a real coup that Major Family Law is joining us. The firm has the energy and commitment to help us realise our vision of delivering family law services for the many and not the few.”

Since April, over 40 law firms and mediation services have combined to form the LSM Professional Network. They include: Slater & Gordon, Jones Myers and Ronald Flether Baker alongside major mediation providers such as Surrey Family Mediation Services and Greater Manchester Mediation.

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