Role at Major Family Law
Joanne set up Major Family Law from a standing start back in 2009. She is the firm’s Managing Director and her time at work is shared between running and growing a niche family law firm whilst continuing to help her clients as a specialist family lawyer, either directly or by mentoring others in the team.
She has a breadth of experience in all areas of family breakdown, but has particular focus on financial issues. She attracts work in the HNW sector, represents business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs and over the years she has gained a broad base of referrers with their recommendations for being the very best at what she does.
Joanne is a well-regarded family lawyer whose knowledge of the law coupled with her business acumen and emotional intelligence make her a force to be reckoned with. She is the North East’s leading and most well-known family law persona and is the go-to for anyone looking to consult a financial family lawyer in the North. Being a business-woman herself she is well-placed to advise and assist owner-managers facing family breakdown.
- Joanne is listed as “an Eminent Practitioner” in the 2019 edition of Chambers and Partners which says, she is “well versed in high-value divorce proceedings and separation matters with sources acknowledging her to be "an extremely dynamic individual who is well up to speed with all current trends in boutique practice and who provides an excellent service." Joanne Major - Chambers.com Profile.
- In the latest edition of the Legal 500 Joanne is listed as a Leading Individual in her field of Family Law for the 10th consecutive year and is the only Family Lawyer in the region, either male or female, to have achieved this accolade.
- Joanne is further rated for the 3rd consecutive year as one of the North East’s 3 Best Rated Family Lawyers in the independent guide - Three Best Rated: Joanne Major - Three Best Rated Profile.
With more than 20 years’ experience under her belt, Joanne is one of the most sought-after and prominent Finance Family Lawyers in the region. Her national profile is unmatched by her peers in the North East, which is largely due to Joanne’s incisive marketing instincts and personal drive for innovation. As far back as 2013, in a national public vote, Joanne won the title of “Most Innovative Family Lawyer” in Jordan’s Family Law Awards and 7 years on, her reputation has been consolidated with her added focus to drive her brand across the UK.
Outside of Work
Joanne especially delights in peace and tranquility which doesn’t always come hand in hand with teenage sons and entertaining their army of visiting friends! Whenever she can, Joanne enjoys travelling far and wide and spending time with her family and good friends.
Joanne qualified in June 1996.