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 Gillian Knowles

Job Title
Solicitor and Partner

Private Client

Gill lives in Chester and joined Storrar Cowdry in 2020 having worked in one of the largest private client firms in Cheshire for many years. Gill qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and has a wealth of experience and technical knowledge in relation to private client law.

Gill is a full member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is currently Secretary to the Cheshire Branch of STEP. Gill is also a Volunteer Ambassador for the charity Dementia UK.

Gill’s work includes:

  • Succession & Estate planning for individuals, families and business owners
  • Wills & Inheritance Tax advice
  • Probate/Estate Administration
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Advising agricultural clients and landowners
  • Court of Protection applications
  • Trust set up and ongoing Trust administration
  • Providing advice in relation to elderly client issues and care fees


Find out what Gillian's clients think of her.

"Excellent Service and friendly staff from the very first ZOOM call. I would highly recommend using Storrar Cowdry..."

Private Client

"We wanted to say a huge thank you to you both for sorting all this bout for us so smoothly as you did, with as little stress as possible for us, which is very much appreciated. The sale of mum and dad’s bungalow and the closure of their Estate means we can now move forward with the next chapter of our lives. We would not hesitate to recommend both of you to anyone in similar situations. Thank you so much and very best wishes."

Private Client

"Both Gillian Knowles and her secretary for making us feel welcome and valued. For listening well and guiding us with clear and professional advice. We would highly recommend your services to anyone looking to put their affairs in order. We would like to say a personal thank you to Gillian for her excellent approach which was both warm and professional at all times. "

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