Employment and Pensions

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Employment and Pensions2019-03-22T16:09:39+00:00

Authoritative organisational and personal services in employment and pensions law.


Authoritative organisational and personal services in employment and pensions law provided by our specialist solicitors

Employment law is a rapidly evolving area. Not only has there been a huge amount of legislation in the past number of years but the establishment of the various authorities and tribunals, and the demands of the modern workforce, mean that employers have to be ever more flexible and vigilant in their approach to employment law. Our solicitors are able to advise on all aspects of the employment relationship from recruitment and selection through to termination of employment.

  • Recruitment, application, interview and selection processes
  • Employment contracts, consultancy agreements, staff booklets and workplace policies and procedures
  • Employment law advises on a day to day basis (including health and safety, equality, industrial relations, bullying and harassment, leave entitlements, notice periods, fixed term and part time workers)
  • Grievance, disciplinary and investigative processes
  • Termination of employment, including unfair dismissals, severance agreements and redundancy
  • Courts and tribunals representation
  • Corporate transactions and TUPE.


The Pensions Acts 1990 – 2008 and the establishment of the Pensions Board heralded a new era of pension regulation in Ireland.  We provide advice on all areas of pension compliance to companies, individuals and trustees.

  • Trust deeds and rules of pension schemes
  • Roles, obligations and responsibilities of members, scheme auditors, employers and trustees
    Pensions Acts
  • Pension corporate governance
  • Pension provisions in employment contracts
  • Corporate transactions.

Contact one of our Employment and Pensions team

Shane Costelloe

Associate Solicitor

T: +353 61 445529
E: [email protected]

Harry Fehily

Managing Partner

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

Caitlín Love


T: +353 61 445584
E: [email protected]

Pat McInerney


T: +353 61 445556
E: [email protected]


Please contact us and one of our experienced solicitors will be in touch shortly.

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
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
HOMS Solicitors “noted firm.”
Employment, Chambers Europe 2018
Holmes O'Malley Sexton regularly acts for Limerick public sector entities such as Limerick University and also has expertise in the regulatory sphere. Practice head Harry Fehily is acting for the Irish Greyhound Board in respect of the first successful prosecution under section 20 of the Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011.
Public Sector, Legal 500 EMEA 2018
Winner of Best Employer: Talent Development and Workplace Wellness Award 2017
Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards

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