Firm Profile > Major Family Law > Newcastle upon Tyne , The North

Major Family Law
NE20 9SU
The North

Major Family Law (MFL) is a well-regarded boutique practice, offering exclusively family law advice and representation.  They are known as being a strong, experienced team of lawyers, most in excess of 20 years post qualification experience, which is unusual, and together they provide a depth of expertise many other practises lack.

Founded in 2009 by Managing Director Joanne Major, the firm has grown organically from a standing start. Starting off as a sole trader the firm now has a current staff of 20 – three partners, seven consultants, one associate, two assistant solicitors, one paralegal and seven supporting staff. The firm is growing exponentially at a rate of 25% each year.

The Firm’s team of lawyers combine their legal expertise and emotional intelligence with hard hitting commercial nous.  This is epitomised by Joanne Major; her commitment to clients is second to none, and is coupled with commercial acumen – her style and gravitas is replicated by the rest of the team.

MFL has established relationships with other legal practices and non-legal professionals regionally and nationally to ensure a high proportion of cases are secured through professional as well as personal recommendations.  As a stand-alone family law practice, referrals are very important.  Those who recommend work to the firm are not forced to do so – and would not do so – unless they were confident in the standard of care their referred clients received. Many professional referrers are other solicitors, barristers, members of the local judiciary as well as other businesses, accountants in the region and beyond.

MFL has a dominant share of the North East Family Law market. Over recent years, many boutique family law practices have been established. When MFL was created, niche firms were still in their infancy. The success of MFL helped pave the way for a new type of Family Law legal practice.



Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Director Joanne Major 01661 824582
Number of directors : 3