Defence Litigation

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Strong and thorough defence of insurance claims by trusted experienced solicitors.

We are retained by most liability insurers in Ireland to deal with the defence of personal injury and related claims.

We act on behalf of clients in all courts and throughout all geographical locations in the country. From dealing with road traffic accidents to complex employers’ liability claims and public liability claims, our expertise in this practice area has grown over the years. We ensure that our personal injury defence team keep abreast of all legislative developments. We pride ourselves on being able to deliver a first class, cost-effective service to our clients.

The firm has acted in many landmark cases, which have changed and clarified the law in several key areas.

SERVICES

  • Personal Injury
  • Employers’ liability
  • Public liability

Contact one of our Defence Litigation team

Audrey Browne

Senior Solicitor

T: +353 61 445426
E: audrey.browne@homs.ie

Donal Creaton

Partner

T: +353 61 445573
E: donal.creaton@homs.ie

Wayne Finn

Partner

T: +353 1 676 8928
E: wayne.finn@homs.ie

Maria Gleeson

Senior Solicitor

T: +353 61 445507
E: maria.gleeson@homs.ie

Terence Heaney

Partner

T: +353 61 445538
E: terry.heaney@homs.ie

Robert Kennedy

Partner

T: +353 61 445592
E: robert.kennedy@homs.ie

Fiona Manning

Senior Associate Solicitor

T: +353 1 6768928
E: fiona.manning@homs.ie

Michael Murphy

Partner

T: +353 61 445551
E: michael.murphy@homs.ie

Rachael O’Toole

Assistant Solicitor

T: +353 61 445501
E: rachael.otoole@homs.ie

Anna Owens

Partner

T: +353 61 445583
E: anna.owens@homs.ie

Aisling Pierce

Assistant Solicitor

T: +353 1 634 4639
E: aisling.pierce@homs.ie

Aoife Skehan

Senior Associate Solicitor

T: +353 61 445546
E: aoife.skehan@homs.ie

Tríona Walsh

Senior Associate Solicitor

T: +353 61 445567
E: triona.walsh@homs.ie
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
At Holmes O'Malley Sexton, Limerick-based head of practice Robert Kennedy focuses on defending personal injury claims with a particular emphasis on catastrophic injury cases. The team is also active in the PI space.
Insurance, Legal 500 EMEA 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 sizeable claims team includes Harry Fehily, who ‘provides strong advice on complex professional indemnity matters’, ‘excellent defence litigator’ Robert Kennedy, and personal injury specialist Tríona Walsh.
Insurance, Legal 500 EMEA 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

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