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Major Experience for Future Lawyer

I am a second year History student at The University of York and in August 2011 I had the fantastic opportunity to undertake work experience…

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Seasonal Change

Article from The Tyne Valley Express Autumn is a beautiful time and one of noticeable change. The leaves change and the weather changes, bringing for…

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Sisters are doing it for themselves

Article from The North East Times It has been another remarkable year for Major Family Law. The progressive Family Law firm based in Ponteland is…

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Major Headaches and their cures

Article from the North East Times As a firm of family lawyers, we are regularly approached by clients who require assistance with complex and unique…

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Is Nothing Sacred?

Article from North East Times The recent media storm over “super-injunctions” shows the extreme efforts of some celebrities to keep details of their private lives…

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Pre Nuptial Agreements Do you need one?

Article from the Hexham Courant The wedding of the year has now taken place and finally “Waity Katie” became a royal bride. It was such…

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Hats off to the Summer!

Article from Tyne Valley Express Back in the 1940’s the gentleman’s outfitter’s, Dunn & Co. coined the phrase “If you want to get ahead, get…

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MFL sponsors charity ladies lunch for Charlie Bear

Article from the North East Times Charlie Bear for Cancer Care is a dedicated charitable fund helping to ensure that patients at the Northern Centre…

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Mediation: Is it always good to talk?

Article from the North East Times Following the government’s announcement earlier this year that legal aid will be cut in family cases, the profession braced…

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The Royal Wedding has now taken place

Article from the Tyne Valley Express I am sure most of us wished the young couple well, but how many of us attended a street…

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Top family judge in tune with the times

Article in North East Times How often do we read about a ‘common law wife’ or ‘husband’ in the newspapers? Common law marriage was actually…

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The right time to get married?

Article from Tyne Valley Express I was therefore interested to read that the timing of weddings is something of a hot topic at the moment…

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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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