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."


Meet Catriona Layden

Job Title

Private Client

Cat is a Paralegal in the Private Client Department dealing with the administration of Deputyship matters.  Cat has over 10 years experience in Solicitors Accounts administration and previously worked in a bank.

Cat’s work includes:

  • Applications to the Court of Protection for Deputyships
  • Liaising with Social Services regarding vulnerable adults
  • Day to day administration on Deputyship matters
  • Completing Annual Accounts and Reports for the Office of the Public Guardian in respect of Deputyship matters
  • Managing clients’ finances when they need support or on behalf of Attorney under Enduring or Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Arranging clients’ placements in Nursing Homes and Residential Homes and monitoring day to day expenditure
  • Administering Trusts on a day to day basis
  • Assisting Trustees and dealing with Stockbrokers, Banks and asset holders in connection with the management of Trusts
  • Liaising with the Trust Accountants to ensure compliance and reporting to HM Revenue and Customs


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