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Advice and representation from trusted professionals on health and safety law

Health and Safety at work is a significant concern for both employers and employees. This area has been increasingly regulated in recent years and employers must keep up to date with their obligations and ensure that they are compliant with health and safety regulations. The Health & Safety Authority (HSA) has overall responsibility for the administration and enforcement of health and safety management in the workplace. The HSA monitors compliance with health and safety legislation, carries out routine inspections, investigates accidents and has the power to take action against employers for non-compliance with health and safety regulations. Non-compliance can give rise to personal liability in some cases and may result in workplace closures. Our solicitors provide specialist advice in all aspects of health and safety law.

SERVICES

  • Compliance with health and safety legislation
  • Due diligence/health and safety warranties
  • Drafting procedures, safety statements and employee notices
  • Workplace accidents
  • Dealing with HSA investigations and recommendations
  • Prosecutions for health and safety offences
  • Sector specific advices
  • Contractors and sub-contractor issues
  • Workplace and outsourcing related issues
  • Bullying and harassment issues

Contact one of our Health and Safety team

Harry Fehily

Managing Partner

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

Sean Fitzgerald

Senior Associate Solicitor

T: +353 61 445591
E: [email protected]

Tríona Walsh

Senior Associate Solicitor

T: +353 61 445567
E: [email protected]

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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
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
Holmes O'Malley Sexton's insurance practice, which is based in the firm's Limerick office, is led by Robert Kennedy. The firm has substantial experience of defending clients against insurance claims, having acted for a number of prominent insurers. Other key contacts include Donal Creaton, Michael Murphy, Anna Owens and Pat McInerney.
Insurance – 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
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

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