Corporate Social Responsibility

Business to Arts

LK Shields are members of Business to Arts, which is a membership-based, charitable organisation that brokers, enables and supports creative partnerships between businesses, individuals and the arts.

They team their business members up with arts organisations and artists to develop solutions in areas such as sponsorship, commissioning, brand development, training, leadership development, internal and external communications and events.

One of our Partners, Jeanne Kelly, is also a member of the board. 

Go Green

The Firm has initiated a “Go Green” campaign in the office which culminated in a firm-wide efiling project that has dramatically reduced the amount of paper used in the office. In addition, we actively manage our recycling efforts and run a ‘lights out’ when not use in policy which applies to all electrical devices and lights in all offices and boardrooms.

Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services

LK Shields supports our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services who provide specialist care for people with a wide range of needs from rehabilitation to end of life care. Care is provided both on-site in Harold’s Cross Hospice and Blackrock Hospice as well as in the local community to over 1,500 individuals every year. 

This year, the Firm also took part in Ireland's Biggest Coffee Morning, the main annual fundraising event to raise much needed funds for local hospice services.


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Druid Theatre

LK Shields are delighted to be a corporate supporter of the Druid Theatre.

The Druid Theatre Company was founded in Galway in 1975 by Garry Hynes, Marie Mullen and Mick Lally.

From its Galway home, it has been at the forefront of the development of Irish theatre and has toured nationally and internationally. 

The company first success outside of Ireland was at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The Druid then quickly gained an international reputation with productions such as At the Black Pig’s Dyke (1992), Conversations on a Homecoming (1985), and Bailegangaire (1985) featuring Siobhan McKenna in one of her finest dramatic performances.

In 1996 Druid premiered Martin McDonagh’s debut work The Beauty Queen of Leenane, in a co-production with the Royal Court Theatre.

LK Shields Hugh Garvey Memorial Award 2019

The winner of the annual LK Shields Hugh Garvey Memorial Award for Intellectual Property Law was announced on Saturday 9 February at a ceremony at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Cathal Hester, an associate solicitor based in our Galway office, awarded worthy winner Alison O'Brien with her prize.

The Memorial Award is in honour of LK Shields former Managing Partner, Hugh Garvey, who sadly passed away in 2016. 

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Peter McVerry Trust

LK Shields is delighted to partner with Peter McVerry Trust, a national housing and homelessness charity addressing the needs of people affected by homelessness and associated issues.

Over the coming months, LK Shields will work closely with the charity to assist them increase awareness of the issue of homelessness in Ireland and raise vital funds to support their vision and efforts.

This partnership is part of our ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility strategy which is guided by the principles of access, inclusion and opportunity and focuses on assisting the following causes: homelessness, disadvantaged young people and the environment.

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