Denise Woodward

Denise Woodward

We are sad to announce the death of Denise Woodward, Consultant Solicitor, on 22nd April 2023.

Denise was a valued member of our Family Law Team and a hugely popular member of staff. Denise will be sorely missed by all her work colleagues and the legal fraternity in Chester and beyond.

Darlene Storrar, Managing Partner, says:

"Denise was an excellent Family Law Solicitor and a highly valued member of our team. Denise was dedicated to her work and her many clients and we will miss her enormously. Denise was always cheerful and engaging. Our thoughts are with her large supportive family at this very sad time."


Divorce Solicitor Darlene Storrar receives Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 from Cheshire & North Wales Law Society

17 June, 2016

Darlene Storrar

Darlene Storrar receives the 2016 Cheshire & North Wales Law Society Lifetime Achievement Award at the Society’s Annual Dinner at Chester Racecourse.

The Silver Salver was presented by the current President of the Society, Diane Williams.

Darlene thanked the members of the Society for such a prestigious award and said that she had thoroughly enjoyed her working life as a divorce lawyer in Chester and would not have changed anything. She also went onto say that she intends to continue practising divorce law for a number of years and she was not finished yet!

About Darlene Storrar

Darlene is the Managing Partner here at Storrar Cowdry.  Her expertise is in the financial aspects of divorce, particularly high value divorces, in which she has specialised for over 25 years.

Educated at Queen Mary College, London and then graduating with honours in law from Liverpool University, Darlene has been with the firm since its formation in 1983. Her reputation as a specialist family lawyer is well known throughout the North West.

Her expertise and recent instructions relate to high value divorce settlements, dealing with complex company ownership structures and numerous pension assets.

Darlene’s work includes:-

  • Divorce and Judicial Separation
  • Negotiated financial settlements on divorce/separation
  • Financial proceedings in both County and High Court
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

For an initial free and no obligation discussion with Darlene or another member of the Family Team please call us on 01244 400 567 or send an email to

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