Steve Ireland, a partner at Hilary Meredith Solicitors, has joined the Trustee Board of the Citizens Advice Bureau for the north of Cheshire East based in Macclesfield.
The bureau covers a wide area in the north of Cheshire East Borough, ranging from Macclesfield and Bollington to Disley, Poynton, Handforth, Knutsford, High Legh, Alderley Edge and Wilmslow.
Steve is well suited to the role, having over 25 years experience dealing with the public and handling a range of personal injury claims. At Hilary Meredith Solicitors, his areas of particular expertise are serious injury cases involving spinal cord and traumatic brain injury and foreign accident claims.
To better represent people in this huge area, the bureau is looking for trustees to be local champions. Steve is happy to take on this role for the Wilmslow area – where Hilary Meredith Solicitors is based – developing personal contacts within the local business community.
The bureau helps around 5000 different clients a year bringing nearly 11,000 issues. The service is free, confidential, independent and impartial and delivered currently from bases in Knutsford, Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Poynton and Macclesfield – as well as by telephone, email and information on the website www.cecab-north.org.uk. For many of the people accessing the services the bureau is the lifeline that finally helps resolve their problem and lets them get on with managing their lives.
Steve has had previous involvement with the CAB service when working in Liverpool and is looking forward to bringing this experience and his legal expertise to supporting the governance of the local charity.