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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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Divorce in the Covid era

2020 has certainly been a year for the history books. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused upheaval on a global scale. Many of us were forced…

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Solicitors sought to join our team

We’re hiring! As our plans for growth continue, Major Family Law is looking to recruit for two new positions on our leading law firm’s specialist team

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Marriage is “a social justice issue”

Higher income couples marry at a much higher rate than those with lower earnings, according to a new report from the think tank the Centre…

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Dispute between Polish parents sent back to the High Court

A multinational dispute between the parents of a seven year-old boy has been sent back to the High Court for a rehearing. In S (A…

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All things bright and beautiful

So, we’ve read so much these past few months about lawyers learning to work from home, going paperless overnight, embracing remote technology with Zoom meetings…

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Senior judges thank the family courts

Acting on behalf of Family Division President Sir Andrew McFarlane, two senior judges have published a thank you to professionals working within the family justice…

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Government urges social distancing at weddings

The government has published new guidance for couples planning to stage “small” weddings or civil partnership ceremonies in England while the pandemic continues. Published by…

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Report highlights human rights issues posed by new legislation

The Law Society has published an analysis of the potential human rights issues posed by the new Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act. This was granted…

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New power for judges to intervene in domestic abuse trials

Judges presiding over domestic abuse trials are to be given new powers to intervene in the conduct of a trial to prevent alleged victims being…

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No fault divorce on the horizon

No fault divorce will become a reality in Britain next year, the government has announced. This major change will be delivered by the Divorce, Dissolution…

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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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