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.
With 25 years’ experience under her belt she is one of the most sought after and prominent finance family lawyers in the region. Her national profile is unmatched against her peers in the North East which is largely due to Joanne’s stand-out marketing aplomb and personal drive for innovation. In 2013 she won by a national public vote, Jordan’s Family Law Awards, “Most Innovative Family Lawyer” and her profile 6 years on has been consolidated with her recent nomination as finalist in the Jordan’s Family Law Awards for Family Law Partner of the Year.
Chambers and Partners
Joanne is listed as “an Eminent Practitioner” in the 2020 edition of Chambers and Partners which says, she is well regarded for her experience in financial remedy proceedings as well as private children matters. One interviewee states: “She is attentive and proactive. She comes up with good legal solutions and is very commercially minded.”
In the latest edition of the Legal 500 Joanne is listed in the Hall of Fame as an expert in the fields of divorce and financial settlement. One testimonial states “Joanne Major is the firm’s leading light. She has brought all her skill, vigour and experience to bear in establishing and then developing this niche practice into something of a powerhouse regionally.”
Three Best Rated
Joanne is further rated for the 4th consecutive year as one of the North East’s 3 Best Rated Family Lawyers in the independent guide – Three Best Rated:
Outside of Work
Away from work Joanne enjoys peace and tranquility which doesn’t always come hand in hand with raising her teenage sons and entertaining their army of visiting friends! She also enjoys travelling to new places and most of all spending time with her family and good friends.
Joanne qualified in June 1996.