Newcastle’s Top Divorce and Family Law Specialist has won a national award, beating off competition from across the country.

Major Family Law, based in Ponteland, was winner of Most Innovative Family Lawyer of the Year Award at Jordan Publishing’s third Family Law Awards. Only two North East legal practices were represented on the awards shortlist.

Owner Joanne Major was nominated for her innovative use of social media, and specifically Twitter, to communicate legal advice, support and information, both to other members of the profession and to the wider lay population.

Accepting the award, Major said it showed the importance of investing in staff and paid tribute to her team, creditingthem with helping her achieve the success.