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Leading national advisors work with insurers to provide specialist insurance advises and representation

Our insurance unit has extensive experience in advising clients on all aspects of insurance law and regulation. We specialise in the legal interpretation of insurance policies. Our range of services includes drafting of insurance contracts and policies and we advise on the interpretation of isolated clauses within these insurance policies. We are on the panel of solicitors to act for the Motor Insurer’s Bureau of Ireland in the Mid West region and have particular expertise in the application of the law in relation to uninsured and untraced drivers. We have extensive experience in dealing with both litigation and arbitrations in those areas.

Our valued group of clients includes both national and international insurers as well as loss adjusters.

SERVICES

  • Interpretation of insurance policies
  • Drafting insurance contracts and policies
  • Interpretation of clauses
  • Insurance litigation

Contact one of our Insurance team

Orla Begley

Associate Solicitor

T: +353 61 445582
E: orla.begley@homs.ie

Donal Creaton

Partner

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

Harry Fehily

Managing Partner

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

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

Pat McInerney

Partner

T: +353 1 6344631
E: pat.mcinerney@homs.ie

Michael Murphy

Partner

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

Anna Owens

Partner

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

Tríona Walsh

Associate Solicitor

T: +353 61 445567
E: triona.walsh@homs.ie
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
Harry Fehily notable practitioner
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
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
Holmes O’Malley Sexton has a defence litigation practice handling personal injury, professional negligence and other claims. Donal Creaton and Robert Kennedy are recommended.
Insurance, Legal 500 EMEA 2014
Holmes O'Malley Sexton has defended clients in several insurance cases recently. Donal Creaton and Robert Kennedy are recommended.”
Insurance, Legal 500 EMEA 2015
“The ‘very knowledgeable’ insurance team at Holmes O’Malley Sexton is led by Harry Fehily.”
Insurance, Legal 500 EMEA 2016

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