Edward Cooke Family Law launches inaugural Southern Family Law Conference

23 May 2024

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Southern Family Law Conference, which will take place on 12 September 2024 at the beautiful Sussex County Cricket ground in Hove.

In recognition of the vital importance of ongoing learning and development in family law, and in view of its fast-changing nature, the conference will focus on “Hot topics and future trends in family law”.

This is a vital time for family law, with a deep crisis in the court system, numerous recent and proposed changes in many areas of the field and a seemingly irresistible momentum towards non-court dispute resolution.

The 12 September 2024 event, organised by Edward Cooke Family Law will not only bring together some of the brightest minds in family law to discuss, explore and learn, but will also afford delegates great networking opportunities to foster collaboration and connection - all in the pursuit of continued excellence in the constructive resolution of family law matters.

Edward Cooke commented,

“Family law continues to evolve at a dizzying pace across a wide range of subject areas. The Southern Family Law Conference brings together the very best minds from across the family law arena to shine a light on the critical recent changes and to consider likely important developments over the next 12 months.

We look forward to welcoming family lawyers from across the south of England to hear from our highly respected speakers and to enjoy a day of stimulating conversations and networking."

Areas Covered

We will hear from eminent speakers, exploring the latest trends and hot topics in family law. The day will conclude with a debate: "Should Non-Court Family Dispute Resolution be Mandatory", followed by a networking reception with refreshments and canapés. Speakers will cover a range of topics in the following areas of practice: 

-       Financial Remedy Matters

-       Children Matters

-       Modern Families

-       Future Trends in Parenting Communications

-       International Matters

-       Psychology of Family Law


We are delighted to welcome the following speakers:




Secure your ticket to the Southern Family Law Conference

The Southern Family Law Conference will take place in Brighton & Hove at the Sussex County Cricket Club from 9.30am to 5pm on Thursday 12 September, followed by a networking reception from 5pm to 7pm. 

Fee: £150 + VAT per ticket
To include lunch and refreshments throughout the day and during the networking reception. 

Early bird offer of £125 + VAT per ticket (until 30 June 2024)

Click here to secure your tickets

Who should attend?

The Southern Family Law Conference is designed for family law professionals at all stages of their careers. The conference content is specifically curated to support family law professionals keen to enhance their family law practice in modern, non-adversarial solutions wherever possible.

We welcome participants not only from the South Coast but also from further afield – the venue is closely situated to Hove railway station, with excellent rail links across the South Coast, and is only an hour from London Victoria.

We very much look forward to welcoming you.

To book your tickets, click here

With thanks for our Sponsors and Charity Partner

The conference is organised by Edward Cooke Family Law.

With thanks to our kind sponsors 


As part of our ongoing commitment to our local communities, our conference will support local Brighton & Hove charity, Off the Fence. You can learn more about the amazing work they do here. 


Resisting poverty. Empowering people. Restoring hope.
For the disadvantaged in Brighton & Hove.