Joanne Major, Principal of Major Family Law, Top Specialists Divorce and Children solicitors of Newcastle state in the Luxe Magazine when you think “boutique”, you may well think upmarket hotel or tasteful designer shop; you probably don’t think lawyer. If you are select and discerning in other areas of your life though, why would you not also make superior choices when seeking specialist advice that goes to the core of your personal family life?
Introducing Major Family Law: a niche legal practice with a unique approach to delivering top-flight client service. As the name suggests, MFL specialise exclusively in legal matters pertaining to divorce, separation and family law, resulting in a concentration of expertise and an acute focus on specialist services tailored to individual needs.
Discreetly located in the affluent Newcastle suburb of Ponteland, Major Family Law’s offices are at once welcoming, elegant, and understatedly refined. On site parking to the rear of the building, together with a secluded private entrance reinforces the Practice’s policy of absolute discretion. Once inside, the richly furnished reception area and quietly stylish private meeting rooms reflect the assured polish of the service offered by the company.
For such a young business, Major Family Law enjoys an enviable reputation within the legal profession and the wider business community. The Legal 500 (the definitive directory of the top lawyers and legal practices in the UK) describes the practice as “pre-eminent”, and Practice founder, Joanne Major, as a “well-respected rainmaker”, noting that she has “a keen eye for the market, and has put together an extremely strong team”.
Joanne’s hand can be seen in every aspect of the business, from the discriminating choice of furnishings throughout the offices, to the hand-picked team of specialists who are an essential factor in the Practice’s exceptional renown.
Joanne founded Major Family Law in January 2009 and on the strength of her expertise, local reputation and innovative approach to business, Joanne has grown the business over the last five years from sole practitioner to a thriving practice with a formidable team of expert lawyers, specialist consultants, and legal assistants. In 2013, Joanne won a national award for her innovative approach to legal practice and she is the only family law solicitor in the North of England to be listed by the Legal 500 two years in a row as a Leading Individual in her field.
Aside from running and continually expanding her practice, Joanne continues to practice full time as a lawyer, for which she is much in demand. She is highly experienced in all aspects of family law, but specialises in complex high-net-worth divorce and separation financial cases, with commercial bias. She is committed to dispute resolution, is a trained collaborative lawyer and is a member of Resolution. Joanne believes that one of the unique strengths of her practice is their track record in resolving disputes without needing to resort to the expense and stress of Court Proceedings. With over 80% of cases concluding by way of negotiated settlements, Joanne asserts that this is as a result of offering a team who are each specialists within their field of expertise.
She is also a firm believer in being able to offer clients the “whole package”, and to that extent was the first family law firm to offer clients the support of an independent relationship consultant. She also has a wealth of contacts at her fingertips to draw on their skilled and specific expertise as cases require, including forensic accountants, medical professionals and specialist barristers, selected specifically for their authority and reputation within their individual fields.
The team at Major Family Law prioritise understanding a client’s individual circumstances, information gathering, and selecting the best choice of experts to ensure a swift, fair, and civilised outcome. They pride themselves on providing a top-flight bespoke service without the prohibitive hourly rate of city centre practices.
If you needed help with a family matter, you would want to know that you had placed your future in the hands of ‘the best’, wouldn’t you?
Joanne Major is the Principal at Major Family Law, the Divorce and Family Law Specialists, 12 West Road, Ponteland, Newcastle Upon Tyne. T: 01661 82 45 82 www.majorfamilylaw.co.uk. Twitter: @majorfamilylaw