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

Our dedicated team of construction solicitors provides you with advice on all forms of construction and civil engineering 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.

SERVICES

  • 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

Michael Carrigan

Consultant Solicitor

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

Sandra Egan

Partner

T: +353 61 445560
E: [email protected]

Harry Fehily

Managing Partner

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

Nicola Hackett

Solicitor

T: +353 61 445535
E: [email protected]

George Kennedy

Partner

T: +353 61 445516
E: [email protected]

Lisa Killeen

Partner

T: +353 61 445508
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]

Neil O’Gorman

Senior Associate Solicitor

T: +353 61 445547
E: [email protected]

Lorraine Power

Partner

T: +353 1 676 8928
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's practice is headed by Limerick-based Sandra Egan and Dublin-based duo Lorraine Power and Harry Fehily. The firm's Limerick office has strong connections to the local region with clients including the University of Limerick and Limerick 2030 Strategic Development DAC; the team advised the latter on the Hanging Gardens office development. The Dublin office has recently been active for investment trust Yew Grove REIT on acquisitions. The team also acts in the healthcare, retail and office sectors and advises on lease negotiations.
Real Estate – 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 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

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