Mr Sam Carter > Major Family Law > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

Major Family Law
NE20 9SU

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Senior Associate Solicitor at Major Family Law

Since qualifying as a solicitor in 2015 Sam has developed a reputation as an affable, able and confident practitioner. He trained at a leading national firm in their Bristol and London offices and practised in Central London upon qualification, before relocating to the North East in 2017.

Sam undertakes all areas of family law including divorce, financial relief, protection from domestic abuse and children law matters. Although he has a varied caseload, Sam’s speciality is advising clients in complex children law matters.

He has had a number of successes this past year, both in litigation and outside the court process through negotiations. Clients appreciate Sam’s calm and considered approach at what is often a difficult and distressing time in their lives. He is a skilled advocate and regularly represents clients at court, often going up against experienced Counsel and more than holding his own.


Solicitor at Co-op Legal Services; Qualified, Solicitor, 2013-2016
Solicitor at McMillan Williams; 2016-2017
Associate Solicitor at Major Family Law; 2017-2022
Senior Associate Solicitor at Major Family Law; 2022-present


University of Reading, Bachelor of Laws 2007-2010
University of Law, Legal Practice Course, 2010-2011


Sam is a football fan, even if his choice in team is questionable!

Lawyer Rankings

North > Private client > Family

(Rising stars)

Sam CarterMajor Family Law

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.