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Marguerite Seymour

Associate Solicitor

T: +353 61 445564
E: [email protected]

Marguerite Seymour is an Associate Solicitor in our litigation department. She joined the firm in 2019 from William Fry Solicitors, where she worked since 2007.

Specialising in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, she practices in the non-jury area in professional negligence defence litigation, advising in financial lines claims involving architects, engineers, solicitors and insurance brokers. She has considerable experience assessing liability and quantum issues and advising insurers on coverage and indemnity matters particularly for regulated professions.

With a proven record of providing clients with commercial and results focused advice which meets their business needs, Marguerite has significant experience advising clients on a wide range of commercial disputes and complex litigation, regularly representing clients in the Commercial Court. She represents clients in large-scale commercial and multiparty litigation, including acting in negligence claims, contractual disputes, financial services disputes, judicial review cases, injunctions, shareholder disputes, specific performance actions and property disputes in the Circuit and Superior Courts. She also regularly advises clients of alternative dispute resolution options, representing clients in mediations, arbitrations and commercial negotiations.

Marguerite acts for international and domestic insurance companies, loss adjusters, financial institutions, investment organisations, SME’s, large corporates and private clients.

  • Member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association (PNLA)
  • Member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association (DSBA)
  • Former Co-Chairperson of the DSBA Younger Members Committee
  • University College Dublin, BCL
  • Commercial Litigation Diploma, Law Society of Ireland
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales
  • Admitted to the Law Society of Ireland
The team enters the rankings following market plaudits for its insurance defence practice. Particularly noted for its expertise in professional indemnity and negligence cases, frequently pertaining to the construction, accounting and legal sectors. Also experienced in personal injury claims, often relating to road traffic accidents. Strengths Interviewees say: “They are good at analysing the issues, negotiating and acting in court.”
Insurance: Dispute Resolution – Chambers Europe 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

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