Leading law firm, Comyn Kelleher Tobin (CKT), has become the first Irish law practise to welcome legal mental health charity LawCare to speak to all employees – solicitors, legal executives and support staff – about their services and how to ask for emotional support when needed.
LawCare is a registered charity that promotes and supports good mental health and wellbeing across the legal community in the UK and Ireland with a helpline, peer support network and other resources.
Co-ordinator for Ireland, Mary Jackson, spoke to CKT employees on how life in the legal profession can see individuals presented with complex issues and how it is important to recognise and promote good mental health and wellbeing without fear of stigma.
Debbie Moore, Managing Partner, CKT, said, “Companies have an increasing role to play in the wellbeing of their employees. As a firm we recognise we have a responsibility in providing a pleasant and healthy work environment. This extends to all our employees, both in the legal profession and our support staff. A healthy, happy workplace ensures we are best placed to give the finest legal advice to our clients.”
Mary Jackson, LawCare Co-Ordinator for Ireland said: “I was delighted to be invited to speak at CKT. Law can be a challenging profession and it is vital that law firms look after their staff, and that individuals are also aware of the issues that may face them and how to cope.”
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LawCare is a charity that promotes and supports good mental health and wellbeing across the legal community in the UK and Ireland. Their helpline is a safe place to talk without judgement. As well as a helpline, LawCare offers one-to-one peer support, and a wealth of information, resources and factsheets at
They help all branches of the legal profession: solicitors, barristers, barrister’s clerks, judges, legal executives, paralegals, trade mark attorneys, patent agents, costs lawyers and their staff and families. LawCare’s support spans the legal life from student to training to practice and retirement. The helpline number is 1800 991 801 Mon-Fri 9am – 7.30pm, weekends and bank holidays 10am – 4pm.
About Comyn Kelleher Tobin
Established in 1981, Comyn Kelleher Tobin (CKT) solicitors has offices in 2 George’s Quay, Cork and Lincoln Lane, Smithfield, Dublin 7. A leading national firm, CKT is ranked in the top 25 law firms in Ireland with specialised client services inThe firm offers a full complement of legal services with highly qualified team members to ensure clients receive the best possible advice.