The announcement by David Gauke, the Justice Secretary on 9th April 2019 that the government is to bring forward legislation to introduce no-fault divorce is hugely welcome, says Edward Cooke, a Chichester divorce solicitor and family mediator.READ MORE
Edward Cooke Family Law
Edward Cooke Family Law is a specialist family law and mediation practice situated in the heart of the South Downs National Park. It lies between Chichester, the cathedral city of West Sussex, and the market town of Petersfield, Hampshire.
We pride ourselves on providing a London-quality service at West Sussex prices – a boutique family law and mediation practice in a discreet location.
We are very experienced in helping people navigate their way through some of the most stressful periods in a person’s life, in a way that is clear, sensitive, but focused. We recognise that everyone’s situation is different and endeavour to provide a service that is tailored to their needs and situation.
Talking to a solicitor is not an irreversible step towards a separation or divorce. However, if reconciliation is not possible, we will support you throughout the process of divorce or separation, and help you identify the most appropriate option for you to resolve the issues arising out of the end of your relationship, working with other family law professionals where appropriate.
Above all, we seek to assist you in resolving matters in a dignified way and, where children are involved, focused on their needs and best interests.
We have many years of expertise in handling the full range of family cases and provide a full family law service. In family law, we have particular expertise in dealing with high net worth and “big money” cases. In family mediation, we offer a dedicated family mediation service, including provision for meeting children in the mediation process. We work with other family law professionals both in mediation and the collaborative law process.
Edward Cooke heads the practice and is a National Committee member of Resolution, the nationwide organisation of over 6,500 family law professionals committed to promoting good practice in family law.