Joanne Major

Managing Director

Joanne Major is a well-regarded, leading Divorce and Family Law Solicitor whose knowledge of the law coupled with her business acumen and emotional intelligence make her a force to be reckoned with.

Joanne is the Founder and Managing Director of Major Family Law . She is listed as an “Eminent Practitioner” in the current edition of the independent national guide to the Legal Profession, Chambers & Partners, and for the 10th consecutive year is listed as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500. She is the only family lawyer in the north, either male of female, to receive this accolade.

With 25 years’ experience under her belt she is one of the most sought after and prominent finance Family Lawyers in the region. Her national profile is unmatched against her peers in the North East which is largely due to Joanne’s stand-out marketing aplomb and personal drive for innovation. As far back as 2013 she won by a national public vote, Jordan’s Family Law Awards, “Most Innovative Family Lawyer” and her profile 5 years on has been consolidated with her focus to drive her LinkedIn profile across the UK. She is the North East’s leading and most well-known Family Law persona.

Joanne attracts work in the HNW sector, represents business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs. She wins her work from a broad net of referrers and recommendations for being the very best at what she does. Joanne is listed as one of the Three Best Family Lawyers in the Newcastle area in the independent guide – Three Best Rated: This is the third consecutive year Joanne has received this recognition.

Major Family Law celebrated its 10th anniversary in business in January 2019.  The Firm grew organically from a standing start with Joanne starting off as a sole practitioner at her kitchen table. 10 years on, the firm now has a total head count of 20 and it has ambitious plans for growth and expansion this year.


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LIKES: Champagne

DISLIKES: Parsimony

IS: Running in heels

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