Top employment lawyer takes up role at Warrington Disability Partnership

A top North West lawyer has been appointed as a non-executive director of Warrington Disability Partnership (WDP), a user led charity helping disabled people, their families and carers.

Adam Haines, Employment Law Partner at Aaron & Partners, has been appointed to the role at WDP, whose aim is to relieve the needs of disabled people across England and Wales by providing mobility and independent living solutions.

Adam will advise on internal employment and HR issues for a minimum of three years, as well as the charity’s wider business strategy.

He said: “I’ve been looking for the right charity to get involved with for a while and WDP presents a superb opportunity for me to use my skills and experience to give back to the community in a meaningful and proactive way.

“It’s a fantastic organisation that helps improve the lives of people impacted by disability and long-term health conditions.”

“Their vision of a world fairly recognising everyone’s abilities, and their power to speak globally on issues such as disability access truly inspired me. I can’t wait to get started.”

Aaron & Partners is headquartered in Chester but has a presence right across Shropshire and the North West including Warrington. Adam is primarily based at the legal firm’s Manchester Airport office.

A partner at the firm and specialist in employment law, his expertise focuses on senior executives and complex employment contract terminations, business restructuring, outsourcing, discrimination and whistleblowing claims, and he has worked extensively in the private sector with businesses of all sizes from SMEs to multi-national PLCs.

As well as strategic advice, the voluntary role will also see Adam get involved with the charity’s various community fundraising events.

Events run by the charity include the Disability Awareness Day – Warrington’s largest annual community event and the world’s biggest voluntary-led pan-disability independent living show.

Launched in 1991, WDP has designed, developed and now delivers 27 mobility and independent living services, many of which are based at its Centre for Independent Living. It is run by a team of around 50 members of staff and 200 volunteers.

Dave Thompson MBE DL, founder of WDP, said: “Over the past 30 years, we have developed the charity and our social enterprise into a trusted partner of statutory, private and other third sector organisations, one that is led by disabled people, but still desperately need the expertise of people like Adam to help us deliver against our purpose of supporting disabled people and those living with long-term health conditions.

“We’re thrilled to have him on board and look forward to making the most of his extensive knowledge and skillset.”

Warrington Disability Partnership

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