A firm of solicitors in Chester celebrated 33 years in the city and a move to new premises with a champagne reception at the Chester Grosvenor Hotel .

Storrar Cowdry opened its doors in White Friars in 1983 with their three founding partners, Chris Storrar, David Cowdry and Darlene Storrar and just two secretaries. Since then the firm has grown seven fold to 16 solicitors and 20support and administrative staff.

Some years ago the firms’ divorce solicitors, headed by Darlene Storrar, moved to a suite of offices in Castle Street, until such time as a larger premises became available so the whole firm could operate again under one roof.

Darlene Storrar said: “We are delighted to have found such a super office and that it was in White Friars too, where our business first started. It is the most fabulous location to work in Chester .”

The firm continues to expand, particularly in the areas of company and commercial work, after taking on solicitors specialising in this area of work from much larger Manchester and Liverpool law firms. Their residential property department has recently expanded with the addition of Jane Meakin, who joins Craig Wright and Rhian Thomas.

Darlene Storrar said at the reception: “Our success has been due to the support of our many loyal clients and local businesses, over the past 30 years and that support is very much appreciated.”