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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.

Scottish divorce reach for the Skye or head for the borders?

Article for the North East Times As a firm located on the cusp of Northumberland we frequently advise clients on cross border divorces, where one…

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The secret of my success

Article from The North East Times Is it possible to juggle parenthood and work?  Gywneth Paltrow recently commented: “women who want children should be stay…

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Legally Bound?

Article from Hexham Courant An increasing number of couples are choosing to marry abroad. A variety of reasons are given for this trend: it tends…

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Specialists come into their own

Article from The Journal “The difference between a divorce and a legal separation is that a legal separation gives a husband time to hide his…

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A Modern Tale: From ‘Mad Men’ to ‘The Good Wife’ how to avoid the drama of divorce

Article from North East Times You’ve seen the film and read the book – divorce and relationship breakup have to be a battle, right?  Wrong.…

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Would you credit it?

Article from Tyne Valley Express At this time of year, we’re all feeling a little cash-strapped and in the current economic climate, money is very…

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A Major Learning Curve

Article from The North East Times As unemployment reaches its highest level for 20 years and with the downturn hitting women disproportionately hard, I was…

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Ladies Night Raises Vital Cash for Charity

Article from The Journal Christmas celebrations began early in Ponteland as the boss of Major Family Law hosted a sophisticated Ladies Night at Fratelli Ristoranté,…

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Parlez-Vous Family Law?

Article in The North East Times The language of family law is increasingly international.  If you don’t speak it, make sure your lawyer does! Last…

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The Glittering Prizes

 Article from The Tyne Valley Express I was driving through Jesmond during the late September heatwave and couldn’t help noticing all the students out and…

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Article from The North East Times Few of us can have failed to notice that the retail industry is already thinking ahead to Christmas, with…

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Another Major Success for MFL

Article from The Journal Last week’s publication of the Regional Legal 500 cited Joanne Major as one of the Leading Individuals in Legal Practice. She…

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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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