Merry Christmas from all at Edward Cooke Family Law - wishing you peace, joy and good health in 2020. Please note our offices will be closed over the festive period from 4pm on 23rd December 2019 until 9am on 2nd January 2020.
In the second of two blogs to mark Resolution’s Awareness Week, Edward Cooke, looks at the importance of Resolution’s Awareness Week 2019 and its focus on family law reform – as well as the impact of past campaigns in supporting constructive changes to a number of essential family law issues.
In the first of two blogs to mark Resolution’s Awareness Week, Edward Cooke, Director of Edward Cooke Family Law in Chichester and a member of Resolution’s national committee, looks at the question of rights for cohabiting couples
Michelle Lewis, Associate Solicitor, Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer at Edward Cooke Family Law provides an overview of Collaborative Law and its benefits. Michelle qualified as a Collaborative Lawyer this year.
Edward Cooke Family Law celebrated its first year in business on 25 June 2019 with a specially designed cake! The cake was made by Edward's 15 year old daughter, who is a keen amateur cake maker. Not a bad effort we think!
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.
In our latest blog, we look at the growth of Child-Inclusive Mediation, a process than enables children's voices to be heard on separation and divorce by their parents in a safe and neutral way, thereby allowing parents to make better-informed decisions about future child arrangements
Edward Cooke, Chichester Family Lawyer and Mediator, asks what the recent film ‘The Children Act’ tells us about the pressures on family law professionals, as well as growing recognition of the need for ‘reflective family law practice’.
Edward Cooke, Chichester Family Lawyer and Mediator was recently interviewed by the Law Society on what it was like to take on the juggernaut of Whitehall and HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) in order to stop the wholesale closure of Chichester’s local court provision. The full interview is set out below.
Recent government announcements of proposed reforms to divorce law and Civil Partnership law show that family law has yet to catch up with the realities of modern family life in the UK in the 21st century.
Led by Chichester Family Lawyer Edward Cooke, West Sussex Resolution’s long campaign to retain court provision in Chichester has met with success, with the government announcing that court provision will be retained in the county town when the existing court building closes
Edward Cooke, Chichester Family Lawyer and Mediator, reflects on the implications of the Supreme Court judgment in the case of Owens and asks whether the introduction of no-fault divorce is now likely.
The Supreme Court recently found that it was discriminatory that Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan could not enter into a Civil Partnership. How will the government respond to this judgment and will Civil Partnerships now be extended to heterosexual couples?