Ms Stephanie Layton > Major Family Law > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

Major Family Law
NE20 9SU

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Solicitor at Major Family Law

Stephanie qualified as Solicitor in February 2014 and has exclusively practiced Family Law since qualification. She has a breadth of experience in advising clients in relation to all matters of family law and is often well praised for her ability to manage cases for clients with numerous complicated factors.

She is experienced in advising clients in various matters which arise for both married and unmarried couples separating, including both financial and any children matters. She understands that separation can be one of the most difficult times for a family and is able to provide clear advice in order to help clients reach agreements which are fair and reasonable. She is particularly experienced in representing clients in children matters where there are allegations of domestic violence including situations where Fact Find hearings are necessary.

Stephanie was accredited as a family law specialist by the Law Society in 2019 and is often praised for her professional yet compassionate service and ability to offer practical advice in often complicated situations. She is a member of Resolution and sits as Secretary on the local Young Resolution Committee.


Solicitor at Major Family Law; 2020-Present
Co-Founder of Business and Brood; 2020-Present
Assistant Solicitor at Hay and Kilner; 2016-2020
Solicitor at Hannays Solicitors and Advocates; 2011-2016


Young Resolution Committee


Northumbria University, Bachelors Degree, Law, 2007-2011


In her spare time Stephanie loves a good book, home baked goodies and a glass of wine.

Lawyer Rankings

North > Private client > Family

Highly regarded boutique firm Major Family Law has continued its trajectory of team growth; in March 2020 the team welcomed Stephanie Layton, formerly of Hay & Kilner, and in January 2021 Sahil Aggarwal joined the group from London-based firm Moore Barlow. They join an established offering, which includes founder and managing director Joanne Major, ‘stand-out individual‘ Anna Hunter, ‘outstanding performer‘ Lucinda Connell, commercial specialist Jonathan Dunkley and noted associate Sam Carter. The practice is equally versed in complex work relating to divorce, children and financial issues arising out of relationship breakdowns, and several of the practitioners have extensive experience of assisting with cases relating to international relocation of children.