Commercial litigation and dispute resolution

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Commercial litigation and dispute resolution2019-07-03T13:10:18+01:00

Optimal results for clients through negotiation and settlement, trial, arbitration and mediation.

In business, as in normal life, conflicts and disputes are likely to arise. Our team of experienced litigation and dispute resolution solicitors are at the ready to help you overcome such difficulties effectively and efficiently.  We place great emphasis on gaining knowledge of all the relevant facts. We use this knowledge along with our experience to achieve the optimal result for our clients, whether through negotiation and settlement, trial, arbitration, adjudication or alternative dispute resolution such as mediation.

We have wide-reaching experience in solving complex commercial disputes on behalf of our clients. We provide a fully comprehensive service, covering every aspect of dispute resolution and commercial and general litigation.

Our solicitors represent our clients in all courts as well as tribunals, arbitrations, adjudications, inquiries and other forms of mediation. We have considerable experience in dealing with disputes in the Commercial Court.

SERVICES

  • Judicial review actions
  • Construction disputes
  • Distribution, agency and franchising disputes
  • Injunctions
  • Intellectual property and information technology disputes
  • Shareholders’ disputes and Partnership disputes
  • Product liability
  • Property disputes and specific performance actions.

Contact one of our Commercial litigation and dispute resolution team

Orla Begley

Associate Solicitor

T: +353 61 445582
E: [email protected]

Michael Carrigan

Consultant Solicitor

T: +353 1 6344971
E: [email protected]

Harry Fehily

Managing Partner

T: +353 61 445512
E: [email protected]

Éadaoin Jackson

Associate Solicitor

T: +353 61 445539
E: [email protected]

Caitlín Love

Solicitor

T: +353 61 445584
E: [email protected]

Pat McInerney

Partner

T: +353 61 445556
E: [email protected]

Michael Murphy

Partner

T: +353 61 445551
E: [email protected]

Rachael O’Toole

Solicitor

T: +353 1 6768928
E: [email protected]

Marguerite Seymour

Associate Solicitor

T: +353 61 445564
E: [email protected]

Aoife Skehan

Senior Associate Solicitor

T: +353 61 445546
E: [email protected]

TALK TO AN EXPERT

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Harry Fehily maintains a solid reputation in the dispute resolution market. He advises on wide-ranging topics including insurance claims, commercial disputes over the early termination of contracts and the defence of regulatory enforcement actions. Clients appreciate his availability and insight, one of them stating: “He is a person in whom we have great trust.” “He is an effective and measured litigator who is very experienced,” say market commentators.
Dispute Resolution – Chambers Global 2020
Up and Coming: One source explains that Michael Murphy is “very much a specialist in professional indemnity,” adding that he is “very much up to speed with the emerging risks and concerns for clients, and understands the legalities around those.”He frequently handles cases involving the construction industry.
Insurance: Dispute Resolution – Chambers Europe 2020
Notable practitioner: Harry Fehily is highlighted for his expertise in professional negligence cases. One client praises his “clear, concise advice,” adding: “He possesses excellent interpersonal skills and communicates effectively with all stakeholders.”
Insurance: Dispute Resolution – Chambers Europe 2020
The team enters the rankings following market plaudits for its insurance defence practice. Particularly noted for its expertise in professional indemnity and negligence cases, frequently pertaining to the construction, accounting and legal sectors. Also experienced in personal injury claims, often relating to road traffic accidents. Strengths Interviewees say: “They are good at analysing the issues, negotiating and acting in court.”
Insurance: Dispute Resolution – Chambers Europe 2020
‘They have the scale required so that the team do not disappear just when you need them to work on another client. Sandra Egan has been very thorough in chasing down at times difficult issues and counterparts. George Kennedy has always been available to talk about stuff when required and help on broader commercial advice. I also see a firm, especially managing partner Harry Fehily, committed to supporting pro bono work and not-for-profit organisations and the broader Limerick environment.’
Legal 500 EMEA 2020
Holmes O'Malley Sexton has particular expertise in the education sector, where the team represents a number of universities, but also acts for a range of state and semi-state bodies and statutory corporations. The practice has advised on judicial review proceedings, disputes in the public sector, complaints and investigations, and public procurement issues. Based in the firm's Limerick and Dublin offices, managing partner Harry Fehily has extensive experience of judicial reviews and regulatory investigations, while Pat McInerney regularly acts for public bodies in litigation, including professional negligence, defamation, breach of contract and property-related cases.
Public Sector – Legal 500 EMEA 2020
Insurance litigation, defamation and environmental disputes are key areas of strength at Holmes O'Malley Sexton, which is also increasingly active in contentious construction matters. The team, which is based across the firm's offices in Dublin and Limerick, also regularly handles litigation in the public sector, including judicial review proceedings and regulatory matters for healthcare and education entities. Managing partner Harry Fehily is active in a range of commercial disputes and also strong for mediation. Other key contacts include new partners Michael Murphy, who specialises in financial services and insurance litigation, with additional expertise in data protection matters, and Pat McInerney, who regularly acts for public sector bodies.
Dispute Resolution – Legal 500 EMEA 2020
Harry Fehily - Ranked Lawyer
Dispute Resolution, Chambers Global 2019
Harry Fehily has particular expertise in insurance disputes involving professional negligence and indemnity issues. He also handles commercial litigation. Clients say he is "practical, realistic and commercial."
Dispute Resolution, Chambers Global 2019
Harry Fehily notable practitioner
Dispute Resolution, Chambers Global 2018
Harry Fehily is Holmes O’Malley Sexton’s managing partner has noted experience of professional negligence claims and insurance defence, where he represents both insurers and professional bodies. He regularly acts on financial lines claims.
Dispute Resolution, Chambers Global 2018
“Harry Fehily is Holmes O’Malley Sexton’s managing partner and has noted experience of professional negligence claims and insurance defence, where he represents both insurers and professional bodies. He regularly acts on financial lines claims.”
Dispute Resolution, Chambers Europe 2018
Harry Fehily notable practitioner
Dispute Resolution, Chambers Europe 2018
Harry Fehily is the managing partner of Holmes O’Malley Sexton. He boasts particular experience handling disputes related to professional negligence claims, often within the construction sector. He wins praise from market commentators for his strength in this field and is noted as “a practical lawyer” with “a very good mind.”
Insurance Dispute Resolution, Chambers Europe 2018
Harry Fehily notable practitioner
Insurance Dispute Resolution, Chambers Europe 2018
Holmes O'Malley Sexton is well known in the insurance defence sector, where practice head Robert Kennedy and Harry Fehily provide ‘an excellent turnaround service’. Fehily was also active in a number of defamation claims. Donal Creaton has ‘excellent knowledge of the courts process’. All named partners are based in Limerick.
Dispute Resolution, Legal 500 EMEA 2018
Winner of Best Employer: Talent Development and Workplace Wellness Award 2017
Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards
"They know their subject area very well, have good technical expertise and a commercial approach to settlements." "It is an excellent service because they are multi-disciplined and have specialists in all the areas." Multiple clients describe the team's service as "absolutely competitive," with one source explaining: "They represent very good value for money."
Dispute Resolution, Chambers Europe 2017
Notable practitioner: Managing partner Harry Fehily is well recognised by market commentators for his insurance defence practice, with recent cases relating to professional negligence matters. One client says: "I find him very energetic and problem-solving, and his overall judgement is robust." He also handles mediation proceedings.
Dispute Resolution, Chambers Europe 2017
Recommended for professional indemnity expertise, notably in cases involving the legal and accountancy sectors. Subrogation claims are another area of focus. Represents both insurers and policyholders, and recent additions to the team's client list include Zurich and Elite Insurance.
Insurance Dispute Resolution, Chambers Europe 2017
Notable practitioner: Managing partner Harry Fehily "has a good presence in the market," according to interviewees. He acts for insurers and insureds on a broad range of disputes, with considerable activity in professional negligence matters. His recent cases have involved claims in the legal and financial industries.
Insurance Dispute Resolution, Chambers Europe 2017
Holmes O’Malley Sexton’s ‘very strong team of litigators’ includes Harry Fehily, whose 2016 caseload included trade mark litigation and various judicial reviews. Practice head Robert Kennedy and Donal Creaton focus on defending insurance claims.
Dispute Resolution, Legal 500 EMEA 2017
Managing partner Harry Fehily is well recognised by market commentators for his insurance defence practice, with recent cases relating to professional negligence matters. One client says: “I find him very energetic and good at problem solving, and his overall judgement is robust.” He also handles mediation proceedings.”  
Dispute Resolution, Chambers Global 2017
Finalist - Litigation Case of the Year 2014, 2015 and 2016
Irish Law Awards
Finalist - Alternative Dispute Resolution Team of the Year 2015
Irish Law Awards

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