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Neil O’Doherty


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Neil O’Doherty is a Solicitor in our litigation department and joined the firm in 2015.

He specialises in personal injuries defence litigation and acts in employer’s liability, public liability, material damage and motor claims in the District, Circuit and Superior Courts.

Having been on secondment with the Insurance and Risk Department of a leading international retailer, Lidl GmbH, Neil had responsibility for handling the defence of public liability and product liability claims.
Neil acts for domestic and international insurance companies, liability adjusters, statutory authorities and corporate entities, as well as private clients.

  • University College Dublin, BCL
  • 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'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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