Employment and Pensions

/Employment and Pensions
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Authoritative organisational and personal services in employment and pensions law.


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 work force, mean that employers have to be ever more flexible and vigilant in their approach to employment law.  The unit advises 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

Harry Fehily

Managing Partner

T: +353 61 445512
E: harry.fehily@homs.ie

Caitlín Love

Assistant Solicitor

T: +353 61 445584
E: caitlin.love@homs.ie

Fiona Manning

Senior Associate Solicitor

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

Pat McInerney


T: +353 1 6344631
E: pat.mcinerney@homs.ie
HOMS Solicitors “noted firm.”
Employment, Chambers Europe 2018
Winner of Best Employer: Talent Development and Workplace Wellness Award 2017
Limerick Chamber Regional Business 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
…employment practice at Holmes O’Malley Sexton…has growing expertise in the education sector.
Employment, Legal 500 EMEA 2014
“Holmes O'Malley Sexton recently advised the Irish subsidiary of a US multinational on the winding down of part of its operations.”
Employment, Legal 500 EMEA 2015
“Holmes O’Malley Sexton advises clients on employment matters in the context of M&A transactions and receiverships.”
Employment, Legal 500 EMEA 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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