Personal injury lawyer appointed trustee of local charity

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A lawyer from Trethowans’ personal injury team in Southampton has been appointed as a trustee and board member of the Wayne Howard Trust, an acquired brain injury charity.

James Gleisner, who works as a paralegal, was inspired to play an active role in the trust after seeing the good work it is doing to help people with brain injuries.

The Wayne Howard Trust is a Southampton-based charity which raises money and awareness, as well as supporting people with acquired brain injuries and their families. It was set up by Isobel Howard, whose son Wayne was injured in a serious motorcycle incident.

James said: “It is a privilege to have been appointed to the board of trustees for this worthwhile charity. This injury not only affects the injured party but also those around them who care for them the most. Through the hard work and support of charities like the Wayne Howard Trust, injured people and their families will hopefully get the care and support that is needed and I am happy that I can be a small part of that.”

Charity founder Isobel added: “The Wayne Howard Trust is a small local charity, which is actively passionate about supporting survivors of brain injury. The trust is so happy to welcome James to our board of trustees. James is a young, personable, highly intelligent, and caring young man, whom we believe is the perfect fit for our charity.”

Trethowans’ personal injury division is ranked in band one of this year’s Chambers UK list; an annual publication which lists the very top lawyers in the UK, based on feedback and recommendations from clients and peers.