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."


Welsh Tenancy Update

30 March, 2023

As of the 1st December 2022, new laws on residential tenancies in Wales came into force which will impact landlords in obtaining possession of their properties. 

Previously, England and Wales had largely the same requirements for both granting and terminating a tenancy. However, landlords of properties in Wales will have to follow new requirements on granting a tenancy, including moving from tenancy agreements to ‘occupation contracts’, together with following new procedures in order to obtain possession. 

The introduction aims to offer further protections to tenants by incorporating standard terms into the occupation contract, together with providing extended notice periods of six months to contract holders for no fault evictions. 

For existing tenancies entered into before the 1st December 2022, there are buffer periods which have been provided for converting tenancies and using the existing possession procedures. For example, an existing tenancy may provide just two months’ notice for a no fault eviction up to the 1st June 2023 where this becomes six months. 

If you have a rented property based in Wales and are looking for advice on how to obtain possession or for assistance in obtaining possession, please contact Holly Rainford on 01244 400 567 or

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