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 and across the South East. 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 as recognised by The Legal 500, 2022. 

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 won Resolution’s prestigious John Cornwell award, a national award given to a family law professional for outstanding work in supporting separating families. Edward was given this award for his work in leading a long-running, hard-fought and successful campaign to keep court provision in Chichester. Edward and Lauren are both recognised as Recommended Lawyers in The Legal 500, 2022. Edward Cooke is a Ranked Lawyer in Chambers and Partners 2022.

Make an Appointment

We offer meetings (subject to our Covid procedures) at our offices or, if you prefer, 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.

To make an initial appointment please complete the online submission form in the box below, or if you would rather speak to a member of
our team directly please call 01243 769001.

Latest News

Edward Cooke Family Law is proud to sponsor the Festival of Chichester for the second year running

The Festival of Chichester’s exciting and varied line-up of over 100 events returns from 11 June to 10 July.


How to make the most of your first meeting with your family lawyer

Director and Family Solicitor Lauren Guy provides clear advice on how to prepare for and get the most out of your first meeting with a family lawyer.


Top tips for parents giving evidence in family court proceedings

Lauren Guy, Director and Family Solicitor and Matthew Fletcher, a barrister and Children’s Law specialist at 1GC Family, share their top tips for parents giving evidence in court proceedings.

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.

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