Edward Cooke Family Law and our three directors are recognised in Legal 500 2023

12 October 2022
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Edward Cooke Family Law is delighted to be ranked in The Legal 500 as a Leading Firm for Family Law in Kent, Surrey and Sussex and, for managing director Edward Cooke and directors Lauren Guy and Michelle Lewis, as Recommended Lawyers.

The Legal 500 explained

For over 34 years, The Legal 500 has independently reviewed and analysed the capabilities of law firms across the world to compile the highly respected Legal 500 rankings, which enable clients to consider independent verification and validation of firms they may be considering, in order to make informed decisions about their strengths, capabilities and specialisms.

The list is compiled by a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market, drawing on a variety of inputs, including client feedback and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, assessing firms against a series of criteria.

The Legal 500 – Our Profile

It is a real source of pride to be recognised in The Legal 500 for a second year, and so soon after our launch in 2018. This year sees our ranking enhanced, moving us from a Tier 4 to a Tier 3 firm and, in addition all three of our Directors listed as Recommended Lawyers.

As part of the process, The Legal 500 write a summary of the firm, which is included in full below but can also be seen on The Legal 500 website:

Founded by Edward Cooke in 2018, Edward Cooke Family Law is a specialist family law firm with offices in Chichester and Brighton. In addition to being an accredited mediator, Cooke is also an experienced child inclusive mediator. Lauren Guy has particular expertise in private children work, including cases involving drug and alcohol abuse, non-accidental injuries, domestic abuse and parental alienation. Michelle Lewis handles both matrimonial finance and private law children matters, dealing with all ranges of finances and complexities.

Practice head(s): Edward Cooke

Other key lawyers: Lauren Guy; Michelle Lewis

The Legal 500 - Testimonials

As part of The Legal 500 review for 2023, we are delighted to receive these testimonials about our firm:

‘A very personal service. I felt I was getting excellent professional advice, careful guidance and was also treated with respect but was also emotionally supported during my divorce.’

‘The thing I particularly like about Edward Cooke is that he really listened and understood what I wanted. He gave me really good advice, explained everything clearly and patiently to me. He gave me excellent advice and whilst he guided me in what approach to take, he also respected my views and what I did or did not want to do. We worked together to decide what approach to take in my divorce negotiations.’

‘Very professional firm that give good advice and strive to resolve a case in the most amicable way.’

Edward Cooke said:

‘We are delighted with this recognition and to have improved our ranking significantly in the last year.

The recognition and the testimonials arising from the Legal 500 process reflect our commitment to exploring non-court resolution of issues first, wherever possible, and our passionate belief in the benefits of collaborative law and mediation. We are delighted to be able to have such a positive impact on our clients with this approach.’