& Family

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."


Divorce, Separation & Family

Having one of the Storrar Cowdry family team on your side means you are in safe, strong and sensitive hands from the moment of your very first contact with us.

Our widely admired family team have an unrivalled regional and national reputation for our winning combination of:

  • Taking care of your interests and securing your children’s future
  • Total discretion
  • Dealing with the specific pressures that go with family issues
  • Dividing up wealth, large and complex estates
  • Helping you avoid painful, unnecessary and expensive legal actions
  • Getting the best result the law can offer you
  • Deep understanding how family courts operate in the UK

Divorce, Separation & Family Services

Understanding what you will be going through means that every action we take is designed to get the quickest and best result the law allows.

We Can Safely Guide You Through

Assisting you to get through:

  • Divorce, separation or annulment of your marriage
  • Financial and property disputes
  • Break up of Civil Partnerships
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements & Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Pension sharing and maintenance
  • Child support, residence, contact and parental responsibility
  • Unmarried couple’s disputes

Our Dedicated and Knowledgeable Solicitors

If you wish to discuss your situation further with an expert solicitor please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Make An Enquiry

Darlene Storrar

Solicitor, Managing Director & Under Sheriff (Cheshire)

Jane Devine

Solicitor, Director and Head of Family Law

Janet Baines

Solicitor and Partner

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my case need to go to Court?

Every case is different but Court should be viewed as a last resort. Many cases can be settled without going to Court.

Can I choose which Solicitor deals with my case?

If one of our Solicitors in particular has been recommended to you then of course, you can deal with that person.

How do I get started?

Contact us and let us know that you may need some help with a case. You can then speak to one of our Solicitors with no obligation and decide if you would like to instruct us.

What costs will be involved?

Again, every case is very different and the costs will vary depending on the circumstances. We will; however, ensure that the costs are transparent from the outset; and make sure that you are happy before we start work.


Find out what our clients think about us.

"I felt Janet Baines went above and beyond the remit of her work. An exceptionally supportive and genuine person whose honesty kept me on track to do the right thing no matter what. Her PA Sharon was always professional and helpful."

Litigation & Family Law

"Janet was professional from start to finish. Thank you so much for navigating myself through a difficult case."

Litigation & Family Law

"Both Kate Naylor and Freddie Storrar were efficient and courteous at all times"

Litigation & Family Law

"Kate is professional, compassionate and exceptionally knowledgeable. There really aren’t enough words to describe Kate and none seem to do her justice. She is exceptional at her job"

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