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, however has since grown to become one of the leading  family law firms on the South Coast, as recognised by The Legal 500, 2022.

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 and senior associate Tony Tynan, all of whom have a wealth of specialist family law experience. Edward and Lauren are both ranked as Recommended Lawyers in The Legal 500, 2022. Edward Cooke is a Ranked Lawyer in Chambers and Partners 2022.

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.


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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.

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