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Chambers Europe 2019 Recognition

We are proud to be recognised as European leaders in Dispute Resolution, Insurance Dispute Resolution and Corporate/M&A by Chambers Europe 2019 which has just been published.

Chambers and Partners identifies and ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in Europe.

Dispute Resolution

Harry Fehily, Managing Partner, is an internationally ranked lawyer for Dispute Resolution. He was noted as having,

“particular expertise in insurance disputes involving professional negligence and indemnity issues. He also handles commercial litigation. Clients say he is “practical, realistic and commercial.”

Harry is an accredited CEDR Mediator and works with our team on varied commercial litigation cases including professional negligence claims for the majority of leading insurers, judicial reviews, injunctions, section 61 applications and environmental cases. Recently, we achieved a satisfactory resolution on behalf of an accountant’s professional indemnity insurer in respect of a multi-million euro action by two high profile celebrity clients arising from failed investments and deficient advices.

Harry commented,

“I’m supported by our specialised dispute resolution team and this recognition is also testament to their hard work, dedication and commitment to our clients, as well as having the privilege to work in high profile complex cases which our trusted clients place in our hands. We continue to position our clients’ priorities at the heart of how we provide our specialist advices and representation.”

Insurance Dispute Resolution

Two members of our team are highlighted for their excellences in the area of insurance dispute resolution.

Managing Partner, Harry Fehily, of Holmes O’Malley Sexton,

“leads the company with great energy and enthusiasm. He is very commercial and trusted,” according to sources. He is notably active in professional indemnity cases, often in the legal and financial sectors. Construction-related disputes and public liability cases are further areas of activity.

Partner, Michael Murphy, is recommended for his strength in professional negligence claims, particularly involving solicitors and accounting professionals. Clients appreciate his detailed knowledge, with one describing him as,

“very knowledgeable in terms of the regulations.”

Michael practises in the non-jury area with particular emphasis on professional indemnity, having experience in negligence cases involving architects, engineers, solicitors and insurance brokers. He has considerable experience of assessing liability and quantum issues, including the ‘no transaction’ principle. Michael acts for international and domestic insurance companies, loss adjusters, financial institutions, statutory bodies, SMEs, large corporates and private clients.

Michael commented,

“It is a privilege to be recognised by Chambers Europe for the first time, particularly as it represents market place, client-driven recognition. I would also like to express my sincere appreciation to our clients for their generous feedback to Chambers Europe and the Financial Lines team at Holmes O’Malley Sexton for their tireless efforts. Having recently been promoted to Partner at Holmes O’Malley Sexton, we look forward to continuing to meet our clients’ legal requirements, delivering commercial-focused outcomes and maintaining the culture of excellence that the firm prides itself upon.”


George Kennedy, Corporate Partner, received international recognition, as a “Recognised Practitioner”, for his expertise in corporate / M&A transactions.

Our Corporate/M&A unit has gone from strength to strength in the last number of years, led by George. Recent high profile transactions include H&MV Engineering’s management buyout, supported by Novus Technical Services of MML Growth Capital Partners and Action Point’s acquisition of Microsoft cloud services provider P2V Systems in Northern Ireland.

George commented,

“It is fantastic to be recognised among the top corporate lawyers in the country. It requires a huge team effort to achieve such a milestone. I would like to thank my partners and colleagues at Holmes O’Malley Sexton, our fantastic clients and all of our generous supporters”.

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