Major Family Law, the fastest growing niche Family Law and Divorce firm in the North East celebrated its 10th year in business in January. Founded in 2009 by Joanne Major, the firm has grown organically from a standing start. Starting off as a sole trader, the firm now boasts a team of 12 specialist lawyers and the appointment last month of well-regarded Family Law practitioner, Rona Samuel adds gravitas to the firm’s professional armoury.

Rona has over 20 years’ experience as a family lawyer, specialising in divorce and financial work.  Her broad clientele ranges from high net worth individuals and the professional classes to include a number of well-known media personalities.  Having worked in the Tyne Valley for much of her career, Rona has developed a special interest and has gained a wealth of experience working with farming families and the nuances that can come with inherited wealth following the breakdown of a relationship.

Rona’s clients comment that she is an intelligent, personable lawyer who is exceptional at building trusted relationships and her strong client care means she has developed over many years her own loyal client following.

Rona says, “I am thrilled to join Major Family Law. It’s a firm widely known to punch well above its weight on every level. It has an enviable super-regional profile among its competitors for the quality of work it attracts and its early embracement of social media with Joanne Major’s stand out innovative and creative approach to marketing.”

Major Family Law is the first firm in the region to buck the trend of the archetypal partner model and instead focus their recruitment efforts on attracting experienced Consultant Lawyers such as Rona. Joanne Major says of her business model, “we offer our Consultant Lawyers autonomy, total flexibility with attractive fee sharing returns which provide benefits commensurate with their experience and reputation in the market.” “I am delighted a Lawyer of Rona’s calibre and reputation has joined us as we continue with our expansion plan throughout the year and strive to be the very best at what we do.”

With a reputation for expertise and high net worth financial cases, and matters involving complex business issues, Major Family Law deals with all aspects of family law and complex private children’s work. During the past 12 months’ cases have embraced every level of the court process from the Magistrates Court, County Court, High Court as well as Appeal Court.

The firm’s Lawyers are widely known as being a strong, experienced team, many in excess of 20 years post qualification experience, which is unusual, and together they provide a depth of expertise many other practises lack. They combine their legal expertise and emotional intelligence with hard hitting commercial nous in their delivery of professional services.

Rona Samuel is a Consultant Family Lawyer with Major Family Law, the Divorce and Family Law Specialists. Tel: 01661 303190 Email: