Contentious and non-contentious construction advice and representation from trusted and experienced advisors.

Our construction team provide advice on all forms of construction and civil engineering contracts including  RIAI, IEI, NPSC and FICIC standard contracts.

We advise on which contracts are best suited for our client’s project, ensuring that important clauses are included in the standard agreements and all issues are covered to avoid disputes.

Our ethos is to ensure that our clients’ disputes are handled in the most cost effective way whilst tailoring the choice of resolution process to one which works on a practical level. In construction and engineering projects the most important aspects can be to minimise conflict to enable all the parties to continue working together, to keep communication channels open to successfully complete the project and to preserve future working relationships between the parties. We have a track record in assisting speedy resolution which is vital for our clients’ projects.

We advise and act for developers, construction companies and public sector bodies.


  • Drafting, negotiating and reviewing contracts
  • Land acquisition, planning and environmental issues
  • Collateral warranties and bonds
  • Tender documentation
  • Public procurement
  • Public private partnerships
  • Project insurance
  • Construction dispute management –settlement, litigation and alternative dispute resolution (mediation, conciliation and arbitration).

Contact one of our Construction team

Sandra Egan


T: +353 61 445560

Harry Fehily

Managing Partner

T: +353 61 445512

Michael Murphy


T: +353 61 445551

Lorraine Power


T: +353 1 676 8928
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 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’s team was boosted by the promotion of Limerick-based Sandra Egan to the partnership, and the hire of Michael Carrigan, who joined the Dublin office from Eugene F. Collins. Egan, who heads the practice, was instructed by Dublin City Council on a number of matters including the acquisition of housing units.
Real Estate, Legal 500 EMEA 2018
Winner of Best Employer: Talent Development and Workplace Wellness Award 2017
Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards
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
Finalist - Litigation Case of the Year 2014, 2015 and 2016
Irish Law Awards
Holmes O’Malley Sexton Solicitors are a noted firm.
Dispute Resolution, Chambers Europe 2015
Harry Fehily's practice is primarily focused on insurance-related disputes, in which he is "energetic and exceptionally client-focused." Clients particularly praise his "knowledgeable style, which is geared towards solving problems. He always moves things forward and gets results." Alongside his insurance expertise, he offers a broad commercial practice as a litigator and mediator.
Dispute Resolution, Chambers Global 2016
Holmes O’Malley Sexton acts for developers, construction companies and public sector bodies on contentious and non-contentious construction matters. Harry Fehily is the key contact…
Construction, Legal 500 EMEA 2014
“Holmes O'Malley Sexton acts for local and multinational clients on construction contracts, financings and dispute resolution. Harry Fehily is the key contact.”
Construction, Legal 500 EMEA 2015
“A team from Holmes O'Malley Sexton, led by Harry Fehily, successfully defended Shell E&P Ireland and Roadbridge in a construction-related case.”
Dispute Resolution, Legal 500 EMEA 2015
 “Harry Fehily and Sandra Egan at Holmes O’Malley Sexton are currently advising the University of Limerick on the construction of the Munster Rugby Training Centre.”
Construction, Legal 500 EMEA 2016

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