Defamation and Privacy

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Defamation and Privacy2019-01-14T14:52:35+00:00

Focused and effective advice and representation on defamation and privacy law.

We provide specialist advice in this area and represent clients in defamation and privacy actions.

We successfully advise and represent individuals and corporates who are the subject of inaccurate media coverage which has resulted in harm to the individual or corporates.


  • Good name and reputation management for individuals, companies and organisations
  • Advice upon constitutional rights including good name and reputation in defamation cases and a right to a fair trial in contempt proceedings
  • Contempt
  • Privacy law upon media intrusion
  • Credit reputation and defamation action management.

Contact one of our Defamation and Privacy team

Robert Bourke


T: +353 61 445550

Harry Fehily

Managing Partner

T: +353 61 445512

Caitlín Love

Assistant Solicitor

T: +353 61 445584

Pat McInerney


T: +353 1 6344631

John Ringrose


T: +353 21 4278620
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
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
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
“At Holmes O’Malley Sexton, managing partner Harry Fehily leads a ‘very responsive and proactive’ team.”
Dispute Resolution, Legal 500 EMEA 2016

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