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 Darlene Storrar

Job Title
Solicitor, Managing Director & Under Sheriff (Cheshire)

Family Law

Darlene is the Managing Partner at Storrar Cowdry and as such deals with the firm’s Risk and Compliance duties and responsibilities.  Darlene’s expertise is in the financial aspects of divorce, particularly high value divorces, in which she has specialised for over 30 years and she still has time to run a small caseload of clients dealing with the financial aspects of divorce. Darlene Storrar was appointed Under Sheriff of Cheshire on 1st April, 2022.

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.

Darlene is a past President of the Cheshire and North Wales Law Society (2013/2014).  In 2016 Darlene was awarded the Cheshire & North Wales Law Society Lifetime Achievement Award.

Darlene’s 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


Find out what Darlene's client's think about her.

“I was delighted with the service and understanding throughout on an otherwise difficult process”
AT of Cheshire – February 2024

Storrar Cowdry Solicitors

I would have no hesitation in either using you or your practice again, or recommending it highly to others.

Litigation & Family Law

I was very impressed by Mrs Darlene Storrar’s professionalism. She showed a great deal of understanding and time and was sympathetic to my case. She rates highly in client care, explaining the law procedure, her guidance and advice was excellent.

Litigation & Family Law

Very personal service as always. Thank you.

Litigation & Family Law

Darlene – thank you. You were so kind, supportive and always made things very clear to me – not always the case with solicitors.

Litigation & Family Law

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