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Michael Carrigan

Consultant Solicitor

T: +353 1 6344971
E: [email protected]

Michael Carrigan is a Consultant Solicitor in our litigation department and joined the firm in 2016.

Michael specialises in commercial property, professional negligence and dispute resolution. He also practises as an expert witness and as an arbitrator.

Michael qualified as a solicitor in 1969. In 1972 he joined the firm of Eugene F. Collins Solicitors in Dublin where in 1975 he became a Partner remaining as a Partner until the end of 2012 when he became a Consultant. He retired from Eugene F Collins at the end of March 2016.

As a solicitor Michael specialised in commercial property and is now frequently called upon to act as an expert witness in property related disputes including professional negligence claims involving members of the legal profession in Ireland.

Michael is an experienced arbitrator having acted as arbitrator in over 150 domestic arbitrations and three international arbitrations under appointment by the International Chamber of Commerce.

Michael acts for developers, financial institutions, corporate clients and insurers.

  • Expert Witness
  • Practising Arbitrator
  • Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators,
  • Member of the International Roster of the International Center for Dispute Resolution
  • Past member for Ireland of the ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Former Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Irish Branch
  • Past President of Arbitration Ireland
  • Member of Arbitration Ireland Executive Committee
  • Former Chairman and Current Member of the ADR Committee of the Law Society
  • Lectured on dispute resolution in the Law Society’s Law School
  • Author of A Handbook on Arbitration Law in Ireland, Law Society, 1998
  • Former member of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal
  • Former Chairman of the Society of Young Solicitors
  • Former President of the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats
  • University College Dublin, BCL
  • University College Dublin, LLB
  • Admitted to the Law Society of Ireland
‘There is good attention to detail. The objective of the client is firstly identified and the service is tailored to the needs of the client. They value your business in a personal capacity.’   ‘Helpful and friendly, practical advice.’
Real Estate – Legal 500 EMEA 2020
‘An outstanding practice of long standing. The practice does not interact with clients as solely customers of a solution, process or transaction but as partners with whom the firm participates in mutual long-term benefit and pride. Harry Fehily is totally committed to the best interest of his client. Pat McInerney is a generalist of no limit because his good sense knows no boundaries. Sandra Egan makes complex aggressive transactions in acquisition and business transfer look simple. Caitriona Leahy is always well ahead of the client’s responses and delivery is her strong focus.’
Real Estate – Legal 500 EMEA 2020
Holmes O'Malley Sexton's practice is headed by Limerick-based Sandra Egan and Dublin-based duo Lorraine Power and Harry Fehily. The firm's Limerick office has strong connections to the local region with clients including the University of Limerick and Limerick 2030 Strategic Development DAC; the team advised the latter on the Hanging Gardens office development. The Dublin office has recently been active for investment trust Yew Grove REIT on acquisitions. The team also acts in the healthcare, retail and office sectors and advises on lease negotiations.
Real Estate – Legal 500 EMEA 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
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’s team was boosted by the promotion of Limerick-based Sandra Egan to the partnership, and the hire of Michael Carrigan, who joined the Dublin office from Eugene F. Collins. Egan, who heads the practice, was instructed by Dublin City Council on a number of matters including the acquisition of housing units.
Real Estate, Legal 500 EMEA 2018
Winner of Best Employer: Talent Development and Workplace Wellness Award 2017
Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards

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