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Why see a family solicitor?

Family law is a fulfilling career but here at Major Family Law we are always very conscious of one central truth: most of the people…

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Court of Appeal rejects decision in domestic violence case

The Court of Appeal has reinstated findings in a domestic violence case which had been set aside in the lower courts over concerns that an…

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Frequently asked questions about road traffic law

Road traffic legislation has generated more case law than almost any other area of criminal law, probably because it is challenged so often. If you…

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Coping with a Covid Christmas as a separated parent

Christmas is suddenly just around the corner. For intact families, the festive season means a day or two of slightly forced family-focused fun and a…

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Courts to consider naming biological father of adopted girl

The family court should consider whether or not to name the biological father of a girl adopted in 2016, a Judge has declared. The child…

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5 more things to remember after drink driving arrest

Number one: instruct, instruct, instruct…. Unless you have provided a specimen so high that you’re in danger of being sent to prison, you will not…

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Five things to remember if you are arrested for drink driving

Tis the season … and now Boris has allowed everyone out to argue with their relatives for five days over the Christmas period, there is…

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Unreasonable behaviour still tops the charts

Unreasonable behaviour is still the most commonly cited reason for seeking a divorce, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). A…

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Becoming a father after giving birth

There was disappointing news from the Supreme Court earlier this month for a transgender man who had sought a judicial review of a decision to…

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Seeing your children during the second lockdown

Lockdown 2 has arrived. In response to a second wave of infections, non-essential shops, hospitality and entertainment venues have all been closed and restrictions placed…

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Separated but together: life in lockdown with your ex

[three_fourth]As we move into a second national lockdown, spare a thought for people caught in a very modern dilemma: those still living under the same…

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2020 meets Halloween

The nights are drawing in. After the strangest of summers, we are hurrying through autumn and it will soon be Halloween. In any other year…

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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.

James Richardson

District Judge

“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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