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Orla Begley

Associate Solicitor

T: +353 61 445582
E: [email protected]

Orla Begley is an Associate Solicitor in our litigation department and joined the firm in 2004.

She practises in the non-jury area with particular emphasis on professional negligence, acting in financial lines claims involving architects, engineers, solicitors and insurance brokers. She has experience with commercial disputes, specific performance actions and property disputes acting for corporate and individual clients in both the Circuit and Superior Courts. Orla has expertise in assessing liability and quantum issues and advising insurers on coverage and indemnity issues.

Orla also specialises in property litigation and contractual disputes. Orla has worked in the areas of commercial property, banking, insolvency, commercial leasing and restructuring and practises in both the transaction element of this work together with dealing with litigation and rectifications which arise from property transactions.

She acts for international and domestic insurance companies, loss adjusters, statutory bodies, companies and private clients.

  • Member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association (PNLA)
  • Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • Member of the Irish Environmental Law Association
  • University College Cork, BCL, LLM
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales
  • Admitted to the Law Society of Ireland
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.
Dispute Resolution, Chambers Global 2018
“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.”
Dispute Resolution, Chambers Europe 2018
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.”
Insurance Dispute Resolution, Chambers Europe 2018
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.
Insurance, Legal 500 EMEA 2018
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.
Dispute Resolution, Legal 500 EMEA 2018
Winner of Best Employer: Talent Development and Workplace Wellness Award 2017
Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards
Finalist - Property, Planning and Probate Team of the Year 2015 and 2016
Irish Law Awards
Winner of Munster Law Firm of the Year 2012, 2014 and 2015
Irish Law Awards

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