We look forward to welcoming David Steer Esq QC DL as our new Chair of Trustees.

Earlier this year, David Steer Esq QC DL accepted the invitation of our County Commissioner to be nominated as the Chair of our Board of Trustees at our Celebration and AGM later this month.


County Commissioner, Peter Oliver, welcomes David Steer QC DL

Since accepting our invitation; David has already become a full and active member of our Board; and has been spending time visiting events and engaging with many of our members. 

David is looking forward to guiding our Trustees through supporting the implementation of our Skills for Life strategy; and in doing so, supporting an increasing number of young people and adult volunteers across the County.

With Thanks to Joan Quaile

Our sincere thanks to Joan Quaile, for her dedication and commitment over the last two years as our County Chair. Joan has provided great service to the County and will continue to be a full and active supporter - and has also taken up the role of Chair of Birkenhead District. We look forward to thanking Joan properly at our Celebration and AGM.

About David

Born in 1951 in St. Helens, David Steer was educated at Rainford Secondary Modern School, Manchester Polytechnic (BA (Hons) Law) and the Inns of Court School of Law.

He was Called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of Middle Temple in 1974 and joined the chambers of A.D. Pappworth in Liverpool. He practised exclusively in crime, both prosecuting and defending. He was appointed Assistant Recorder in 1987 and Recorder in 1991.  Throughout the eighties and early nineties he was the legal adviser to successive Chief Constables of Merseyside at police disciplinary hearings.

David became Head of Chambers (7 Harrington Street Chambers) in 1992 and remained so until 2011.  He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1993.

As an elected member of the General Council of the Bar he served on the Professional Conduct Committee from 1995 to 1997.

David was Called to the Bench by the Honourable Society of Middle Temple in 2002 and was the Leader of the Northern Circuit of the Bar for three years from 2002 to 2004 inclusive. Once again he served as a member of the General Council of the Bar throughout that period. He retired from practice in 2012.

David’s interests include gardening, horse riding, tending a small acreage and supporting St Helens Rugby League Club.  David married Elizabeth in 1974 and they have one son, Oliver. 

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