Mrs Lucinda Connell > Major Family Law > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

Major Family Law
NE20 9SU

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Legal Director at Major Family Law

Lucinda has practiced exclusively in family law since 1998. Lucinda has extensive specialism in complex child cases. Lucinda is an accomplished advocate with significant experience in undertaking advocacy at Court.

Lucinda has a vested interest in children cases, particularly involving international elements. She has varied international experience of child cases ranging from child relocation cases in Italy to Pakistan and Bangladesh. Lucinda is a member of the Law Society Children’s Panel and became a member of the Family Law Accreditation in July 2018.

She also has significant expertise in high value financial cases, again with an international element.  Lucinda was promoted to Director in January 2018.


Trainee Solicitor at Sourthern Stewart and Walker Solicitors; 1998-2000
Solicitor at Beecham Peacock Solicitors; 2000-2013
Solicitor at Major Family Law; 2013-2018
Director at Major Family Law; 2018-present


The Law Society Family Law Accreditation


Ballyclare Grammar School
2:1 LLB (Hons) Anglia University 1994-1997.
Distinction in Legal Practice Course Northumbria University 1997-1998.


A fulsome family life, reading and travelling

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.