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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.
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.
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.”
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.”
‘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.’
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.
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.
Harry Fehily - Ranked Lawyer
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."
Harry Fehily notable practitioner
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.
“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.”
Harry Fehily notable practitioner
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.”
Harry Fehily notable practitioner
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.
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"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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