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Stay up to date with everything going on in Major Family Law and in the family law sector. Our team provide some of the latest insights on everything based around divorce, children and family law matters.

Hexham paper reports on Major Family Law promotions

Leading Northumberland newspaper The Hexham Courant has covered the recent round of promotions at Major Family Law. Click here to read their report.

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Major Family Law announces another brilliant autumn of professional success

Major Family Law, the leading niche family law practice in the Northeast, is delighted to announce staff promotions and another appointment to its fast-growing, award-winning team.…

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Labour Party plans changes to cohabitation law

The Labour Party has announced plans to change the current law on cohabitation if it wins power at the next General Election. Speaking at the…

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Law Commission considers electronic wills and predatory marriage

The Law Commission has launched a new public consultation, seeking views on two issues related to will and probate law: electronic wills and financial abuse…

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Major Family Law receives further acclaim from Legal500

Major Family Law has received a further year of acclaim, its 12th, from prestigious directory the Legal 500. The Legal 500, now in its 37th…

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Northern media spotlights Major Family Law

The Northumberland press has reported on Major Family Law’s recent nomination for two trophies in the annual LexisNexis Family Law Awards. Click here to read…

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Major Family Law nominated for two prestigious awards

Major Family Law has been nominated for two awards in the prestigious national LexisNexis Family Law Awards 2023. The boutique law firm is a contender…

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How do I protect my child during my divorce?

Divorce is difficult for everybody – even the person who applied in the first place. Even if you have fallen out of love with your…

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How do family courts respond to uncooperative parents?

Faced with uncooperative parents, the family courts can apply a range of sanctions, as long as these do not affect the welfare of the couple’s…

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Training Day North East Style

Major Family Law welcomed  a first rate team of barristers from Parklane Plowden Chambers into their Ponteland Office earlier this week to deliver a number…

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Major Family Law back in Hexham Courant

Last week we announced the recent appointments of solicitors Katharine Lowthian and Kalem Grant, bringing the Major Family Law legal team to 17 solicitors and…

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Back to the future: Major Family Law recruits veteran solicitor

Ponteland-based Major Family Law has continued its rapid expansion, recruiting two more exceptional solicitors to its legal team, including a veteran lawyer with decades of…

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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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