Major Family Law, the leading niche family law practice in the Northeast, is delighted to announce staff promotions and another appointment to its fast-growing, award-winning team. In the past 12 months the firm has grown its team with the appointment of five specialist family lawyers, a family law executive, and a paralegal alongside the internal promotion of three lawyers to more senior roles. The 31-strong team now have 22 specialist family law fee earners working alongside supporting staff to meet the needs of our clients.
The newest appointment to the team is solicitor Carly Hope. Carly joins from a leading firm in Newcastle city centre. There are also two very significant promotions: on 1st November Sam Carter becomes Legal Director and Stacy Williams an Associate.
Sam joined Major Family Law in April 2017 and became a specialist in children law work. He is named as a ‘Rising Star’ by the Legal 500 and as an ‘Associate to Watch’ by Chambers & Partners.
Stacy joined Major Family Law in September 2021. She had her debut ‘Key Lawyer’ listing in this year’s Legal 500, with clients commenting on her excellence, empathy, and responsiveness.
Joanne Major said:
“I am delighted to confirm Carly’s appointment and the promotions of Sam and Stacy. Sam and Stacy are both outstanding lawyers and invaluable members of our team. They have proven their ability and dedication to their clients, their colleagues, and the firm. We welcome Carly to Major Family Law and know that she will fit in brilliantly with our ethos of excellence and innovation. I congratulate Carly on her appointment and Sam and Stacy on their well-deserved promotions. I wish them all the best in their new roles.”
In more good news, the firm’s Legal 500 Tier 1 rating and its Chambers & Partners Band 1rating have both been reconfirmed in the most recently published editions of the directories – in each case with numerous individually-ranked lawyers identified. Founder and Managing Director Joanne Major is listed in the ‘Hall of Fame’ by the Legal 500 and is noted as an ‘Eminent Practitioner’ by Chambers & Partners.
Joanne said:
“I am delighted with our success to date, but the firm will never rest on its laurels. We believe in developing and growing our teams and using the most innovative client service solutions. That’s why excellent young solicitors join us and go on to develop their careers with us.”
The photo shows, left to right, Carly Hope, Sam Carter, Stacy Williams