Edward Cooke Family Mediation is a dedicated family mediation service based in discreet and comfortable offices at Chilgrove, close to both Chichester, West Sussex and Petersfield, Hampshire, in the heart of the South Downs.

About Family Mediation

When a relationship breaks down, Family Mediation is an excellent way to resolve all of the issues that arise in a safe and neutral environment - and in a much more cost-effective way than an adversarial court process.

This is a robust and rigorous process. Where financial issues are discussed, in most cases the same financial information (“financial disclosure”) will be provided as in any other process, including the court process.

The mediator’s role

Each person in the mediation is advised to seek independent legal advice as the mediator is impartial and cannot give legal advice. He or she can assist in a number of ways, however, including the provision of legal information, and by managing the process of financial disclosure, exploring options for settlement, reality testing these options and providing final documentation upon which an agreement can be drawn up.

Mediation FAQs

Mediation enables a couple to reach their own solutions in the event of relationship breakdown.


Edward Cooke Family Mediation offers Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) in its offices close to Chichester, West Sussex and Petersfield, Hampshire.

Child Inclusive Mediation

Edward Cooke is qualified to meet with children in the mediation process.

Make an Appointment

You can make an appointment by completing the online submission form, or if you would rather speak to a member of
our team please call 01243 769001.