Values & CSR

Values and Corporate Social Responsibility

We are committed to you and the communities that we represent.

Learn more about the standards we hold ourselves to and the various entities we proudly sponsor and support.

Our Mission

We deliver expert legal services with a straightforward and personable approach tailored to address the specific needs of our clients in a way that sets us apart from our competitors.

Our Core Values

McCartan Turkington Breen strives to live and work by our values whilst amplifying them in our actions to both internal and external stakeholders. We are mindful of our place in the world, the impact we have and how we can make things better. Our firm remains both environmentally and culturally aware. Our actions are guided by the question: How can we help our clients, colleagues and the society in which we operate?

Modern

We are a modern law firm that embraces new technologies and thrives in the fast-paced world of law. We are legal sector thought-leaders and innovators, quick to adapt and ahead of the curve.

Talented

We hire some of the best in the legal sector. We nurture this talent content in the knowledge that the outcome will be an unrivalled service and experience for our clients.

Bold

We have a reputation for aiming high, both for ourselves and our clients. We consistently innovate, evolve and boldly march to the beat of progress. This mindset runs through the fabric of the firm. No challenge is too large. Bring it on!

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

McCartan Turkington Breen believes in giving back to our communities. We proudly work with or sponsor several local sporting teams, events and initiatives. Each year, we carefully select one charity partner to particularly champion and support.

Our 2022 charity partner is Action Mental Health

Action Mental Health (AMH) changes the lives of those living with mental ill-health and promotes resilience and well-being to future generations. AMH has emerged as the standard-bearer within Northern Ireland’s Third Sector – helping to smash the stigma of mental illness for all sections of the community.

You can learn more about AMH here, or by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates.

Our 2021 charity partner was Age NI

Age NI

Age NI is the leading charity for older people in Northern Ireland. They help thousands of people every year, providing companionship, advice and support for older people who need it most. 2020-21 was extremely difficult for everyone, on many levels, and the older generation in particular struggled immensely with isolation and feelings of loneliness. Age NI continues to work very hard in its efforts to support the older community and we were pleased to assist with that mission.

You can learn more about AGE NI here.

In lieu of 2021 Christmas cards, we were delighted to present £500 donations to Belfast Homeless Services, Children in Crossfire and Children’s Kidney Fund NI.

We sponsor the Belfast Harlequins RFC

Belfast Harlequins RFC

Belfast Harlequins is a multi-sports club that encompasses six sporting teams that are based in Belfast. We proudly sponsor men’s, women’s and junior’s rugby and field hockey teams as well as the grounds on which they play.

You can learn more about The Belfast Harlequins RFC here, or by following them on Facebook for the latest updates.

We sponsor Rosario FC

Rosario Football Club is one of the biggest amateur clubs in Northern Ireland. We proudly sponsor the eight Rosario FC girls teams (aged 5 to 16) which consist of some of South Belfast’s most talented players.

You can learn more about Rosario FC here, or by following them on Facebook and Twitter @Rosario_YFC for the latest updates.

We sponsor Cooke Collegians Cricket Club

Cooke Collegians is a friendly and diverse cricket club based in the heart of Belfast. We have proudly entered a sponsorship agreement for the whole club, from 1st XI down to the midweek XI.

You can learn more about Cooke Collegians CC by following them on Facebook and Twitter @CookeCollegians for the latest updates.

We sponsor Bredagh GAC

Bredagh GAC is a County Down GAA club. We proudly sponsor the accomplished Ladies’ team.

You can learn more about Bredagh GAC here, or by following them on Facebook and Twitter @BredaghGAC1 for the latest updates.

Quality Management System (QMS)

The Partners of McCartan Turkington Breen are conscious of the need to:

  • Achieve, sustain and improve the quality requirements in a manner that will continually meet the stated need of the practice’s clients in a cost-effective way.
  • Provide a documented assurance to clients/interested parties that the intended level of service will be, is being and has been achieved.
  • Ensure that the resources required are available and that the QMS achieves its intended results.
  • Support staff in their management roles.
  • Establish and maintain a commitment to continual improvement in quality performance, by setting and reviewing objectives and targets.
  • Comply with relevant legislation and other requirements that the practice subscribes to, in order to pursue the desired quality of service.

To achieve these objectives, the Managing Partner has decided to implement a QMS conforming to the standards of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). You can learn more about ISO standards here.

Environmental impact

We are conscious of our environmental impact and strive toward reducing our carbon emissions and becoming a paperless office. To mitigate operating in a sector that has roots in antiquity, we have a partnership with a local company that securely destroys and recycles paper documents that we cannot do without due to current court rules.

Accessibility

We are committed in our belief that disability should never be a barrier to accessing legal advice. We ensure our offices are accessible and will always make the necessary provisions required to offer our services at the highest standard to everyone, regardless of disability.

Supplier due diligence

We only utilise the products and services of suppliers that we believe are ethically sound and do not, to the best of our and their knowledge, engage in any practice that does not meet the standards of our supply chain. We are particularly observant of modern slavery, human trafficking, money laundering and bribery. We will not tolerate any such actions in our supply chain and will terminate the relationship with any supplier should we discover evidence that these actions exist. We will report any such action to the relevant authority if we believe a law has been broken. Where possible, we will engage with local suppliers in an effort to better our communities for everyone in them.

Equal opportunities

We are a diverse team that works in a diverse environment and we believe we are better for it. Immutable characteristics are not, and never will be, a factor when we are expanding our supply chain or accepting instruction from clients. We are an equal opportunities employer and have adopted employment policies that show our commitment to this principle.

CSR Partners

If you would like to request support of any nature from McCartan Turkington Breen, please provide us with your written proposal containing:

  1. Your organisation’s details, mission statement and charity number if applicable.
  2. A breakdown of where financial and nonfinancial resources will be used.
  3. Any examples of visual, audio or video assets pertaining to previous or ongoing partnerships.

Please email your proposal to [email protected] with the subject line, “CSR Partnership”.

We receive a high volume of requests and are unable to support or respond to all of them. We reserve the right to choose our CSR partners at our discretion but without discrimination.