The North East’s Top Divorce and Family Law Specialist, Joanne Major comments the 2013 UK edition of the Legal 500 is published today amidst fanfares, celebrations and frantic tweeting.
It’s not simply an exercise in self-congratulation, however, because The Legal 500 is regarded as the clients’ guide to the best law firms in the UK, and is widely acknowledged as the world’s largest legal referral guide. An independent guide, firms and individuals featured are recommended purely on merit, focusing on the strength in depth of the teams rather than simply listing individual partners.
As a small, niche practice, Major Family Law is understandably proud to be featured yet again this year in the Legal 500. Listed as a Top Tier family law practice in the North of England, we are described as a “pre-eminent practice….led by well-respected rainmaker, Joanne Major”.
Joanne herself is noted to have “a keen eye for the market, and has put together an extremely strong team”. That team comprises Anna Hunter and the ‘very capable and client-focused’ Jo Hall, and assistant solicitor Rebecca Tarn, all of whom are Recommended Lawyers by the guide. Our newest addition to the team, Lucinda Connell, gains accolade in the guide under the umbrella of her former practice, where she is also noted as a Recommended Lawyer.
At the head of the team, practice founder Joanne Major is once again the only family lawyer in the North of England to be named in the Legal 500 as a Leading Individual. Described as being “highly experienced in all aspects of family law”, the guide notes that she is committed to dispute resolution and is a member of Resolution and is a trained collaborative lawyer.
In addition, Joanne is a highly respected member of her local community, both business and personal, using her public profile to support community projects and charities, as well as working with local schools to educate and promote the legal profession.
She is further listed in the elite “Leading lawyers” list – The Legal 500’s guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide.
All this is cause for celebration indeed, but more significantly, it assures clients and prospective clients of the firm that in choosing Major Family Law, they can be assured of an expert service from a from a highly specialist team.