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Robert Kennedy

Partner

T: +353 61 445592
E: [email protected]

Robert Kennedy is a Partner in the litigation department and joined the firm in 1994.

He specialises in defence litigation in the Circuit and Superior Courts. He has extensive experience acting for solicitors, engineers, architects and insurance brokers in professional negligence claims. Robert also has specialist expertise defending employer’s liability, public liability and motor claims. He also advises clients on claims involving insurance law, international business law and legal issues related to employment of non-resident workers, in addition to court practice and procedure. Robert has acted in the defence of many catastrophic brain and serious injury claims for various insurers.

Robert offers legal advice to a diverse group of local, national and international clients that operate within highly diverse business sectors ranging from local authorities to multinational corporations and international insurers.

  • Robert is a frequent lecturer at the Law Society of Ireland.
  • He also gives presentations on Health and Safety & Welfare at Work.
  • Current President of Limerick Solicitors Bar Association.
  • University College Cork, BComm
  • 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
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
Winner of Best Employer: Talent Development and Workplace Wellness Award 2017
Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards
Holmes O’Malley Sexton’s sizeable claims team includes Harry Fehily, who ‘provides strong advice on complex professional indemnity matters’, ‘excellent defence litigator’ Robert Kennedy, and personal injury specialist Tríona Walsh.
Insurance, Legal 500 EMEA 2017
Holmes O’Malley Sexton’s ‘very strong team of litigators’ includes Harry Fehily, whose 2016 caseload included trade mark litigation and various judicial reviews. Practice head Robert Kennedy and Donal Creaton focus on defending insurance claims.
Dispute Resolution, Legal 500 EMEA 2017

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