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As the north east’s leading experts in family law, Major Family Law recognises that different circumstances require different approaches; your circumstance requires a bespoke approach. As part of our advice, we will discuss with you the various methods of resolving disputes and detail which is the most appropriate for your case.

The usual starting point is through negotiation which can take place between lawyers or with people representing themselves. We can also assist our clients in preparing for their own private negotiations.

With our strong team of experienced family lawyers, we go beyond the rather out-dated ‘see you in court’ approach of taking situations before a judge to rule on family matters.

Not all Divorce and Family Law Issues necessarily end up in Court. Resolving your case out of Court is likely to be cheaper and less stressful than contested litigation. Read more about how we can help you with our uncontested Divorce Fixed Fees, arranging a bespoke ‘Pay As You Go’ service or learn more about Arbitration, Private Hearings and Collaborative Law.

Whilst we have considerable experience of managing and conducting court applications, our specialist family solicitors also have experience of Non-Court Dispute Resolution (NCDR).

Those alternatives include:

Arbitration – where the parties appoint an experienced expert to decide a point – often a retired judge, barrister or senior solicitor.  The outcome of Arbitration is treated as a Court Order and called an ‘award’.

Mediation – where the people discuss their aims and objectives with an independent professional mediator, disclose appropriate evidence and generate options for settlement that we can make into a binding deal.

Collaboration – formal collaborative settlement involves all parties, their lawyers and financial experts getting together to thrash out a deal.  The parties agree that if they fail to reach a deal, they cannot call upon that team for court proceedings.

Private justice – like with Arbitration, people can choose to follow the procedure of a court with privately-appointed lawyers acting as judge before going into the public legal system if no deal is reached.  The parties can choose a judge they both have confidence in for those early stages and avoid some of the delays of being in the court system.

We aim to help you in your circumstance, regardless of your background or history. This is why we offer a competitive and affordable service to all of our clients. Please email us or call 01661 824582 to discuss your situation; during your initial FREE 45-minute consultation, we can discuss costs and create an action plan to find the quickest route to a resolution.

As the north east’s leading experts in family law, Major Family Law recognises that different circumstances require different approaches; your circumstance requires a bespoke approach. As part of our advice, we will discuss with you the various methods of resolving disputes and detail which is the most appropriate for your case.

The usual starting point is through negotiation which can take place between lawyers or with people representing themselves. We can also assist our clients in preparing for their own private negotiations.

With our strong team of experienced family lawyers, we go beyond the rather out-dated ‘see you in court’ approach of taking situations before a judge to rule on family matters.

Not all Divorce and Family Law Issues necessarily end up in Court. Resolving your case out of Court is likely to be cheaper and less stressful than contested litigation. Read more about how we can help you with our uncontested Divorce Fixed Fees, arranging a bespoke ‘Pay As You Go’ service or learn more about Arbitration, Private Hearings and Collaborative Law.

Whilst we have considerable experience of managing and conducting court applications, our specialist family solicitors also have experience of Non-Court Dispute Resolution (NCDR).

Those alternatives include:

Arbitration – where the parties appoint an experienced expert to decide a point – often a retired judge, barrister or senior solicitor.  The outcome of Arbitration is treated as a Court Order and called an ‘award’.

Mediation – where the people discuss their aims and objectives with an independent professional mediator, disclose appropriate evidence and generate options for settlement that we can make into a binding deal.

Collaboration – formal collaborative settlement involves all parties, their lawyers and financial experts getting together to thrash out a deal.  The parties agree that if they fail to reach a deal, they cannot call upon that team for court proceedings.

Private justice – like with Arbitration, people can choose to follow the procedure of a court with privately-appointed lawyers acting as judge before going into the public legal system if no deal is reached.  The parties can choose a judge they both have confidence in for those early stages and avoid some of the delays of being in the court system.

We aim to help you in your circumstance, regardless of your background or history. This is why we offer a competitive and affordable service to all of our clients. Please email us or call 01661 824582 to discuss your situation; during your initial FREE 45-minute consultation, we can discuss costs and create an action plan to find the quickest route to a resolution.

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Full Service and Court Representation >

Creates a buffer for you and offers the chance of misunderstandings and old conflicts to be avoided or reduced.

Resolution and Collaborative Law >

Collaborative law is a relatively new process offering an alternative way to resolve issues arising from the breakdown of a relationship.

Reaching Your Own Agreement >

Creates a buffer for you and offers the chance of misunderstandings and old conflicts to be avoided or reduced.

Pay As You Go Legal Fees >

Collaborative law is a relatively new process offering an alternative way to resolve issues arising from the breakdown of a relationship.

Fixed Fee Representation >

Collaborative law is a relatively new process offering an alternative way to resolve issues arising from the breakdown of a relationship.

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"Hugely impressed by Joanne Major’s drive, vision, and meticulous attention to detail"

I’ve always been hugely impressed by Joanne Major’s drive, vision, and meticulous attention to detail. I’m not surprised, therefore, that Joanne and her dedicated team of lawyers and support staff have rapidly gained recognition as one of the most forward-looking, innovative, client-focussed family practices in the country.

James Richardson

District Judge

"A wealth of collaborative experience"

Joanne Major has a wealth of collaborative experience. Her delivery is strong and confident with a no nonsense approach that I came to trust. This is invaluable when clarity and action is required. Major Family Law were highly recommended to me and I would have no hesitation to pass that recommendation on.

Christine Nugent

Managing Director, Business Travel

"Both knowledgeable and approachable family lawyers"

We are happy to endorse the services provided by Joanne Major and the team at Major Family Law, Ponteland. We have a number of mutual clients who speak very highly of them. They are both knowledgeable and approachable family lawyers who are clearly client focussed.

Andrew Morgan

Partner, Nicholson & Morgan

"Family lawyer of high calibre and drive"

Having worked with Joanne Major at a large commercial firm some years ago, I am aware she is a family lawyer of high calibre and drive. During a short period of time she has put together an excellent team of intelligent, approachable lawyers who deliver first rate family law services to clients. We as a firm are happy to recommend them.

Paul McGowan

Principal Solicitor, Collingwood Legal

"We can trust them to understand what is at stake"

Joanne Major and her team are the “Go To” for any clients or contacts who come to us asking if we know any good family lawyers. We can trust them to understand what is at stake and treat each client as an individual, taking time to listen, explain & advise as we would do when faced with commercial legal issues.

Tim Clarke

Partner, Clarke Mairs LLP

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"Hugely impressed by Joanne Major’s drive, vision, and meticulous attention to detail"

I’ve always been hugely impressed by Joanne Major’s drive, vision, and meticulous attention to detail. I’m not surprised, therefore, that Joanne and her dedicated team of lawyers and support staff have rapidly gained recognition as one of the most forward-looking, innovative, client-focussed family practices in the country.

James Richardson

District Judge

"A wealth of collaborative experience"

Joanne Major has a wealth of collaborative experience. Her delivery is strong and confident with a no nonsense approach that I came to trust. This is invaluable when clarity and action is required. Major Family Law were highly recommended to me and I would have no hesitation to pass that recommendation on.

Christine Nugent

Managing Director, Business Travel

"Both knowledgeable and approachable family lawyers"

We are happy to endorse the services provided by Joanne Major and the team at Major Family Law, Ponteland. We have a number of mutual clients who speak very highly of them. They are both knowledgeable and approachable family lawyers who are clearly client focussed.

Andrew Morgan

Partner, Nicholson & Morgan

"Family lawyer of high calibre and drive"

Having worked with Joanne Major at a large commercial firm some years ago, I am aware she is a family lawyer of high calibre and drive. During a short period of time she has put together an excellent team of intelligent, approachable lawyers who deliver first rate family law services to clients. We as a firm are happy to recommend them.

Paul McGowan

Principal Solicitor, Collingwood Legal

"We can trust them to understand what is at stake"

Joanne Major and her team are the “Go To” for any clients or contacts who come to us asking if we know any good family lawyers. We can trust them to understand what is at stake and treat each client as an individual, taking time to listen, explain & advise as we would do when faced with commercial legal issues.

Tim Clarke

Partner, Clarke Mairs LLP

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