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Wayne Finn2020-03-20T10:22:15+00:00

Wayne Finn is a Partner in our litigation department having joined the firm in 2011.

He specialises in defence litigation encompassing road traffic, employers’ liability, product liability and public liability cases at all court levels. He has a particular specialisation in the areas of defence personal injuries, insurance law and catastrophic injury claims. Wayne also specialises in the area of professional indemnity having experience in negligence cases involving architects, accountants, company directors and officers, engineers, solicitors and insurance brokers. He has experience of alternative dispute resolution (including arbitration and mediation) and cases before the commercial court.

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

  • Member of the Irish Insurance Institute
  • Certified Insurance Practitioner
  • Member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association
  • Member of Dublin Solicitors’ Bar Association
  • National University of Ireland, Galway BA, LLB
  • Honourable Society of King’s Inns BL
  • 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
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
Winner of Munster Law Firm of the Year 2012, 2014 and 2015
Irish Law Awards

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