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
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.
“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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Winner of Best Employer: Talent Development and Workplace Wellness Award 2017
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.
Winner of Munster Law Firm of the Year 2012, 2014 and 2015
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