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."


Wills & Probate: Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney & Trusts

Storrar Cowdry offer a high quality Will Making and LPA Drafting Service

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Considering your own death or coping with the death of a close family member or beloved friend is not one of life’s most pleasant duties.

Often, however, the law does not allow for what you might expect and sometimes it can result in outcomes that were never intended in life.

It doesn’t have to be like that. At Storrar Cowdry we have expert, discreet and sensitive solicitors and paralegals who will guide you through this potentially legal minefield safely leaving you secure in the knowledge that your wishes will become actions after your death.

With our expert help you can:

  • Make a will that ensures choices of who benefits from your wealth and property
  • Obtain advice and guidance regarding inheritance tax and other taxes
  • Deal with complex and high value family or private estates
  • Prepare Powers of Attorney
  • Deal with Court of Protection issues and registration


Find out more about the costs involved and what service is included on our Fees page.

Similar to making a Will, Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) are an essential part of your future planning. Whilst your Will commences when you die, these valuable documents allow you to delegate the control of your decisions, during your lifetime, should you become physically or mentally unable to manage.

An LPA Property & Financial Affairs allows the delegation of your financial matters. Your nominated Attorneys can access your money to use for your benefit, although they are not authorised to make gifts on your behalf.

An LPA Health & Welfare authorises the Attorneys to make decisions about your health needs, including the care you need and receive, for example on discharge from hospital. They will only be making these decisions should you no longer be able to express your wishes.

Our expert LPA services includes:-

  • Advising on the LPAs and drafting them for you
  • Completing the formalities for the registration of the LPAs at the Office of the Public Guardian
  • Advising your Attorneys when they manage your finances
  • Acting as Attorney for your property and finances should you prefer a professional to act

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.

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Louise Eccleston

Solicitor and Head of Private Client

Gillian Knowles

Solicitor and Partner

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of creating a Trust?

One benefit is that creating a Trust can avoid Probate which often means faster distribution to your heirs without any additional expenses to the estate. It also keeps matters private as the Trust is a private document between the parties involved and does not become part of the public record where people can find out more about the distribution of your estate.

Will you store my Will?

Yes. We will store your Wills free of charge.

I’m still young; do I really need a Will yet?

Sadly, none of us knows what is around the corner. It won’t take much of your time to make a Will and it can avoid expense and uncertainty for your loved ones at a later date. If you choose not to make a Will, the fate of your assets is out of your hands.

What if I don't have time to attend appointments to make a Will?

Don’t worry as we can offer various options to fit in with you. We can take instructions by post for example, or speak to you over the telephone or via email. Making a Will with us is straightforward and simple.

How much will your service cost?

We strive to make our costs as transparent as possible from the outset; therefore we have created a guide to estimate the fees you will likely need to pay.


Find out what our clients think about us.

"Excellent in all aspects. We would certainly recommend your firm and in particular you Louise. An amazing service considering the lockdown situation we find ourselves in. Once again many thanks for a tremendous service."

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

"Louise Eccleston – very nice and made a hard process for us straight-forward and pleasant. Thank you."

Private Client

"A first class service in every respect."

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