Caitlín Love practices as a Solicitor in our corporate and commercial and litigation departments, having joined the firm in 2015.
Caitlín mainly practices in commercial litigation, public administrative law and data protection law.
She has a broad range of experience in dealing with commercial disputes, including employment and intellectual property disputes, acting on behalf of institutional, public and private clients in both contentious and non-contentious matters.
Caitlín acts for public sector clients within the public administrative and regulatory law spheres, advising on issues such as statutory interpretation, compliance, defamation and freedom of information. She also acts for such clients in litigious claims including statutory criminal enforcement matters. She has experience advising public bodies on procurement related issues including providing advice on tender processes generally as well as dealing with tender related disputes and judicial review proceedings.
Having a keen interest in data protection law (particularly with regard to the enactment of the GDPR and the consequences for clients), Caitlín has a wide range of experience in advising both public and private sector clients in respect of privacy related matters.
She also has experience in advising both domestic and international insurance companies in relation to coverage issues, as well as the defence of professional negligence actions and financial lines claims.
- National University of Ireland Galway, Bachelor of Corporate Law
- National University of Ireland Galway, LLB
- Law Society of Ireland, Certificate in Aviation Leasing and Finance
- Law Society of Ireland, Certificate in Data Protection Practice
- Law Society of Ireland, Certificate in Technology Law
- Admitted as a solicitor in Northern Ireland
- Admitted to the Law Society of Ireland
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.
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 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.
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.
“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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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