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 Jane Meakin

Job Title
Consultant Solicitor

Residential Property

Jane joined Storrar Cowdry’s Residential Property Team as a Partner in 2015 having been a Partner and Department Head in another highly regarded Chester practice for many years.

Jane brought a wealth of experience to her role as Head of Residential Property at Storrar Cowdry and is also a member of our ALEP team (Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners) dealing with lease extensions, freehold purchases and enfranchisement.  She is valued by clients and professional contacts alike for her dedicated, efficient and pragmatic approach.

Jane trained in London and worked there dealing with complex and high value residential property for several years before returning home to the North West.

The work Jane specialises in includes:

  • Buying and selling houses and flats
  • Leasehold property advice including lease extension, lease variation, freehold purchases, enfranchisement and variation
  • Advising Residential Block management Companies


Find out what Jane's clients think of her.

"We are very grateful to Jane for her professional knowledge and support at every stage of our purchase."

Residential Property

"Service delivery above and beyond all expectations. Jane Meakin is an example to all Lawyers and Partners."

Residential Property

"Jane Meakin handled the sale of one house and the buying of another. She was superb, kept me informed, sorted out my worries and kept me calm and sane. I had every confidence in her, she was kind and patient."

Residential Property

"As always, Jane Meakin and team have worked tirelessly on our behalf to smooth the process of purchasing our ‘new build’ property. The perfect combination between getting the job done and a personable, flexible, understanding approach to our needs. Thank you all for a happy outcome."

Residential Property

"Jane Meakin is always a pleasure to deal with. Very professional and proactive. I feel my best interests as a client are always considered. Thank you Jane."

Residential Property

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