Rebecca Tarn, leading female family lawyer with Newcastle and Hexham’s leading divorce and children specialist solicitors, Major Family Law, states in the Accent Magazine do you get fed up of not being able to speak to someone who actually knows what they’re talking about and can help you with your problem? Do you find that the times you are available to speak to someone is exactly when no one is available at the other end?

The world is fast-paced and demanding these days and time is precious. With available lines of communication always increasing, it should be easy to access the information and advice you need, when you need it. Sadly, that is not often the case with the traditional professions. Fortunately, Major Family Law is not like other law firms: having won a national award for its innovative approach to service delivery, this small regional firm successfully reaches out not just nationally but internationally to be there when clients need it to be.

Founded by Managing Director, Joanne Major in 2009, Major Family Law is a niche practice dealing exclusively but comprehensively with family law matters. With a reputation for expertise in high net worth financial cases, and matters involving complex business issues, the practice deals with all aspects of family and matrimonial law excluding public children work.

To facilitate accessibility for clients, Major Family Law actively promotes communication with clients across geographical boundaries by use of digital communication methods, including email, Skype and face time, along with an effective use of social media platforms to provide information and share links of interest. This has resulted in the practice successfully helping clients who because of geography, time restraints or other personal circumstances are unable to attend the offices in person to seek advice.

Early in 2015, the practice underwent a significant rebrand, including a complete reworking of its website in order to better reflect the firm’s image and quality of service and to make quality advice ever more accessible. After personal and professional recommendations, the practice’s online presence is a material source of new work.

Major Family Law has a strong reputation for dispute resolution with more than 80% of our cases settled by way of structured negotiation, avoiding contested court hearings. This means that it is entirely possible to conduct a case successfully without a client ever having to visit our offices.

For those who, from time to time, would prefer a face to face consultation, or require representation, we have an arrangement with a freelance solicitor in the South East to be able to offer such a service for clients based in London and the South East, and a consultancy with an experienced family law barrister in Leeds.

In addition, we are developing and establishing links with lawyers and legal practices in selected countries internationally in order to offer clients with an international aspect to their case (for example ex pats, or clients married to foreign nationals) enhanced advice and representation relevant to their circumstances.

At the core of Major Family Law’s reputation is its team of expert family lawyers, with many years of experience between them and a strong support team, together with strong links locally and further afield to ensure the best people for the job.

If you need any further convincing, here are just some of the endorsements you’ll find on our website:

“I’m always impressed by both their knowledge of the law and the way they care about their clients” Paul Isaacs – Barrister

“We have complete faith in dealing with [Major Family Law] as we have heard nothing but good things from our clients about their client care and their capable approach to family law legal services” Jason Wainwright – Managing Partner, Muckle LLP

“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.

Rebecca Tarn is a solicitor at Major Family Law, the Divorce and Family Law Specialists, 12 West Road, Ponteland, Newcastle Upon Tyne. T: 01661 82 45 82 Twitter: @majorfamilylaw

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