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Tríona Walsh

Senior Associate Solicitor

T: +353 61 445567
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Tríona Walsh is a Senior Associate Solicitor in our litigation department and joined the firm in 2005.

Tríona specialises in defence insurance litigation which encompasses road traffic, employer’s liability, product liability and public liability cases, and also undertakes personal injury defence litigation work for private clients. Tríona also deals with recovery cases for commercial clients and acts on behalf of a number of international clients.

Tríona frequently advises our clients on matters relating to insurance and indemnity, health and safety, road traffic, defamation, water and sanitary services and housing related disputes. Tríona is experienced in relation to all matters pertaining to insurance law, civil procedure and common law as well as on statutory rights and duties. Tríona also has experience dealing with, and making, requests under the Freedom of Information Act and Data Protections Acts.

Tríona manages the management information reporting requirements to some of our large insurance company clients to ensure that key performance indicators are identified and managed, ensuring ongoing standards of excellence in our legal services.

She practises at all court levels but particularly in the Circuit and High Courts. She acts for insurance companies, statutory authorities and corporate entities, as well as private clients.

Tríona has conducted successful prosecutions on behalf of statutory bodies on a national basis and has also acted on behalf of a statutory authority in relation to appeal board hearings. She has also provided advices to statutory authorities in relation to primary and secondary legislation and in relation to the exercising of their functions, powers and obligations.

  • Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute
  • Tríona is a member of Limerick branch of Network Ireland, a forum for the development of professional and personal contacts for women in business.
  • Tríona is involved in the Women in Business Cluster Network run by the Local Enterprise Office in Limerick.
  • National University of Ireland Galway, B.Corp.Law, LLB
  • Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute
  • Admitted to the Law Society of Ireland
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales
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 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
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
Holmes O'Malley Sexton regularly acts for Limerick public sector entities such as Limerick University and also has expertise in the regulatory sphere. Practice head Harry Fehily is acting for the Irish Greyhound Board in respect of the first successful prosecution under section 20 of the Welfare of Greyhounds Act 2011.
Public Sector, Legal 500 EMEA 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

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