We are family law specialists with many years of experience in handling the full range of issues that arise upon separation or divorce. Edward Cooke Family Law was founded in 2018 by Edward Cooke and has since grown to become one of the leading family law firms on the South Coast, as recognised by The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

The firm continue to receive national recognition for their work, having been shortlisted for a number of national awards, and being named Boutique Family Law Firm of the Year 2024. Edward Cooke was highly commended as Family Mediator of the Year 2024 and named Family Law Partner of the Year 2023.

Whilst some clients are locally based, we have close links with respected family law professionals in London and further afield and other clients are from across the country.

We offer divorce and family law advice and family mediation to clients in West Sussex, East Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey, including Chichester, Worthing, Brighton, Petersfield, Haslemere and across the South Downs.

Our team includes three directors, Edward Cooke, Michelle Lewis and Lauren Guy, alongside a dedicated team of family solicitors, mediators and support staff, all of whom have a wealth of specialist family law experience. The firm is recognised as a leading firm and Directors Edward, Michelle and Lauren, and Associate Solicitor Victoria Maxwell are all ranked as Recommended Lawyers in The Legal 500, 2024. The firm is also ranked in Chambers & Partners 2024, with Edward Cooke ranked in band 1 of Family Lawyers in the South as well as in the mediation (ADR) rankings.

We believe passionately in the benefits of collaborative law and mediation, particularly given the need in every situation to focus first and foremost on the needs of any children of the family. With this in mind, we will explore your options carefully with you at the outset.

Whilst we are fully committed to exploring the non-court resolution of issues first, where necessary this does not preclude us from acting firmly in your interests through the family court. We are committed, whichever route you choose to resolve matters, to helping you in a hands-on, practical manner and with great care and sensitivity to your individual circumstances. View our videos for useful additional information on which options are available to you. 


Above: Directors Lauren Guy, Edward Cooke and Michelle Lewis. Find out more about the team at Edward Cooke Family Law

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