Edward Cooke Family Law

Edward Cooke Family Law is a leading firm of specialist family law solicitors and mediators in West Sussex, East Sussex, and Hampshire. We provide divorce and family law advice and family mediation services to clients in Chichester, Brighton, across the South Downs and further afield. We have close links with leading family law professionals in London and across the country.

We are a modern family law practice, committed to supporting our clients, wherever possible, in reaching child focused solutions without needing to involve the court, through mediation, collaborative law, arbitration and other methods. However, we provide a full family law service, so we also represent clients in all forms of family court proceedings.

Our expert team is highly experienced in supporting clients in matters ranging from financial issues arising upon divorce and separation to child arrangements, from surrogacy and same sex families to prenuptial agreements and living together agreements. If you are looking for a specialist family law practice that understands your situation and can help by providing the full range of solutions, we are here to help you.

How We Help

Our goal is to help our clients find bespoke, future-focused solutions which are tailored to their individual needs and circumstances, through all forms of specialist family dispute resolution, whether it be through mediation, negotiation, collaborative practice, arbitration, or court proceedings.

Everyone’s situation is unique, and our priority is to support you, working with other professionals where necessary, to find the right outcome for you.

About Us

Tony Tynan, Michelle Lewis, Lauren Guy and Edward Cooke

We are family law specialists with many years of experience in handling the full range of issues that arise upon separation or divorce. Founded in 2018 by Edward Cooke, the firm has since grown to become one of the leading family law firms on the South Coast.

Our team includes three directors, Edward Cooke, Michelle Lewis and Lauren Guy and senior associate Tony Tynan, all of whom have a wealth of specialist family law experience.

Edward Cooke is on the National Committee of Resolution, the nationwide organisation of nearly 7,000 family law professionals and is chair of Resolution’s Training and Learning Committee.

In 2018, Edward was presented with Resolution’s prestigious John Cornwell award, made annually in recognition of outstanding work in supporting separating families.

Make an Appointment

Save where it is necessary for you to visit us in person, we conduct all appointments by video conferencing including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, and other platforms. We have been undertaking online client appointments, remote court hearings, online mediation, conferences and settlement meetings throughout the pandemic and are very familiar with using a wide range of online platforms.

You can make an online appointment by completing the online submission form in the box below, or if you would rather speak to a member of
our team please call 01243 769001.

Latest News

How the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on the family justice system

Edward Cooke recently spoke to the Solicitors Journal about current challenges faced by family law professionals, about online and hybrid mediation and the importance of skills training as the profession adapts to a fast-changing environment.


An Introduction to Surrogacy

Lauren Guy, Director at Edward Cooke Family Law and specialist in modern family structures, provides a useful introduction to surrogacy for individuals and couples considering their next steps, outlining types of surrogacy, legal and emotional considerations, and useful sources of additional information.


Edward Cooke Family Law publishes Good Divorce Guide

An online guide to achieving a ‘good divorce’ is being published today by Edward Cooke Family Law, to help separating couples avoid court, reduce conflict and costs.

Edward Cooke Family Mediation

We are a specialist, accredited family mediation service, helping you reach agreement over all issues, both financial and relating to your children.

Find out more about our approach to mediation and how it can help.

What Our Clients Say