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Nicola Hackett


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Nicola Hackett is a banking solicitor and joined the firm in 2015.

Nicola is a solicitor specialising in banking and finance and also works on banking related commercial property and construction matters.

She has experience acting for both borrowers and lenders. Nicola advises private and corporate clients on their borrowings, including new and revised loan facilities, negotiation of security and pre-drawdown requirements. She is advising some of the leading Irish financial institutions on loan facilities and associated loan and security requirements, including property and due diligence exercises.

Advising both lenders and borrowers on construction law issues arising in banking development finance transactions, Nicola reviews and drafts construction documentation such as construction contracts, professional appointments, professional team collateral warranties, bonds, guarantees, and securities.

Also having experience in commercial property matters, Nicola advises on commercial lettings and property disposals.

  • Secretary of Limerick Solicitors’ Bar Association
  • University of Limerick, LLB
  • Admitted to the Law Society of Ireland
Finalist: CSR Community Programme Award 2019
Chambers Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility Awards
‘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
'Very knowledgeable and easy to communicate with' 'They are capable, experienced and commercial'
Banking and Finance, Legal 500 EMEA 2020
Holmes O'Malley Sexton provides services across Ireland, with offices in Dublin, Limerick and, as of June 2019, Cork, and also has an office in London. The team is particularly active in property finance, advising on a number of high-profile development finance matters, and also advises on M&A financing and restructuring transactions. In Limerick, the 'learned and astute' Lisa Killeen, who was made up to partner in October 2019, is noted for her expertise in construction finance.
Banking and Finance, Legal 500 EMEA 2020

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