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Trusted by

AGM Adjusters
AIB
AIG
AM Trust
AXA
Allianz
Amax
Ardmac
Ashgrove Meats
Aspen
Atlantic Project Company
Axis
Bank of Ireland
Barringtons
Berkshire Hathaway
Bio Atlantis
Brennans
Brindley Healthcare
Britvic
CBL
Cadbury
Capita
Channel Advisor
Chubb
Clare County Council
Coilte
Comfort Keepers
Commission for Railway Regulation
Conack
DWF Claims
Dalata
Danske
Davies
Development
Domus
Dublin City Council
Elite
European Investment Bank
Eventmaster
Fingal County Council
Finnebrogue Artisan
GMIT
Glass Lewis
Glenman Corporation
Glenstal Foods
H & MV Engineering
Hagarty Building and Civil Engineering Contractors
Hain Lifesciences
Haltec
Homeland Projects
Hydro International
IDA Ireland
IPB
IT Sligo
Ingenium Training and Consulting
Irish Greyhound Board
Joe Ganly International
KBC
Kerry Co Council
Kildare County Co.
Kostal
Lee Strand
Leeson Claims Services Ireland
Legal Aid Board
Liberty Insurance
Lidl
Limerick 2030
Limerick City and County Council
Louth County Council
Lundbeck
Lynas
MS Amlin
MCD
Masterchefs
Meath County Council
Meco
Molecule
NAMA
National Gallery of Ireland
Newline Group
Novus Technical Services
Office of Government Procurement
Ortec Inc.
Pallas Foods
Patrona
Pepper
Press Up Group
Private Security Authority
QBE
RIU Hotels and Resorts
Resilience Healthcare
Revenue Commissioners
Riverstone
Roadbridge
Roches Feeds
SEAI
Samco Systems
Sedgwick
Shannon Group
Sodexo
South Dublin County Co
Standard Life
Stats
Supervalu
Tesco
Trasna
UCC
Ulster_Bank
University of Limerick
Wicklow County Co
Zurich
Educational Research Centre

About Us

Founded when the three separate practices of Gordon Holmes, Michael O’Malley and James Sexton joined together.

Established in 1970, the firm goes back many years and has since then remained at the forefront of the legal arena. We are one of the largest law firms in Ireland, having fifteen partners, over forty solicitors, with a total head count of over 140 staff. We are a client-focused firm whose experienced solicitors work closely with clients to gain an in-depth understanding of their objectives to ensure that we achieve the best possible result.

Founded when the three separate practices of Gordon Holmes, Michael O’Malley and James Sexton joined together.
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A great feature of the firm is its open, friendly culture and strong sense of community that exists amongst staff. There is a very evident open-door policy together with the friendly, approachable nature of all staff – from secretaries to junior solicitors to partners – ...

Grace Lee

Trainee Solicitor

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Up and Coming: George Kennedy assists domestic and international businesses and private equity funds with investments, acquisitions and divestitures. He also has experience in MBOs. Clients say he “possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and has huge ex...

Corporate/M&A | Chambers Europe 2020

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What the team is known for: 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 ex...

Insurance: Dispute Resolution | Chambers Europe 2020

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Up and Coming. George Kennedy regularly handles sales and acquisitions on behalf of clients hailing from a range of sectors including pharmaceutical, technology and aviation.

George Kennedy

Corporate/M&A | Chambers Global 2021

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According to market sources, Stephen Walker "is a pleasure to deal with." He has experience in corporate and capital markets transactions.

Stephen Walker

Corporate/M&A | Chambers Europe 2021

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We are delighted to continue our trusted and longstanding relationship with Holmes having completed another transaction with their corporate team. Their balanced and commercial approach, led by George with support from Shane and Neil, was key to the success

John Curtin

Partner, Clearwater International

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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.

Anna Owens

Insurance | Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Awards, Membership and Recognition

Gold 9000
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Law Society Badge
Legal 500
Winner Best Employer Award
Chambers & Partners
Chambers Ireland - CSR Awards 2019
GEDI Charter Insignia Final
Professional Wellbeing Charter Insignia FINAL