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."


Is it time to make a Will?

16 October, 2018

As we approach the end of another year, you may be considering a New Year’s Resolution, losing weight or taking up a sport perhaps. If you haven’t done so already, however, we would suggest you add ‘Making a Will’ to your list of resolutions this year.

Why write a Will?

The most important reason to make a Will is to ensure that your money, property and other possessions pass to the right people, after your death. If you die without making a will (dying intestate), the law decides who inherits your possessions. This may be very different to your wishes. The important people in your life may not inherit. Instead distant relatives could receive your assets.

Secondly, writing a will makes the whole process much easier and less complicated for your family and friends, after you die. You choose who will administer the estate to ensure your wishes are followed. This may speed up the whole process.

Common Misconceptions about Wills

One thing we frequently hear is “I don’t need a Will because I am married”. However your spouse or civil partner may not, necessarily, inherit all your estate, especially if you don’t have a Will. You should consult a solicitor with specialist knowledge, for advice.

Similarly, an estranged or former spouse may have a claim on part of your estate. If you are not married and die without a Will your partner will not inherit anything, unless you make a Will to protect your partner.

Contact an Expert Solicitor

Storrar Cowdry Solicitors have been established since 1983 and have a team of expert, discreet and sensitive solicitors who specialise in Will-writing who would be happy to speak with you from our offices in Chester City Centre.

You can reach us on 01244 400 567 or by sending an email to Louise Eccleston, or Paul Coombs.

Is it time to make a will?

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