Holmes O'Malley Sexton LLP was 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.
Holmes is a dedicated brand to specialise and cater for its corporate, insurance and public sector clients. Launched in 2021, it was a landmark move for the firm and signaled our focus on strategic growth for the future built on the collaborative partnerships developed with the firm’s clients. We have adapted to the needs of our clients, providing a more tailored and specialist level of service.
Providing nationwide legal services from our offices in Dublin, Limerick and Cork we act in a complete range of legal services for corporate, insurance and public sector clients with client-focused legal expertise of the highest quality. In June 2017 we extended our reach outside Ireland for the first time by establishing an office facility in London. The office is situated in the heart of the City of London. We are available to offer advice to UK businesses considering opening an office in Ireland, as well as better serving our current Irish and UK clients located there.
Being one of the largest law firms in Ireland we have seventeen partners, over forty solicitors, with a total head count of over 140 staff. We are a client focused firm whose experienced team work closely with clients to gain an in-depth understanding of their objectives to ensure that we achieve the best possible result. Our partners and lawyers, who are highly skilled not only in law but in leadership and change management, are acutely tuned to the business objectives of our corporate clients and are dedicated to delivering legal services of excellence. We continue to grow and are passionate about attracting and retaining the best legal personnel and developing their talent and legal acumen.
Always having had a commitment to quality legal services, delivering legal services to the highest prevailing standards in the profession, we consistently adhere to systems, policies and procedures in order to ensure this standard of service is delivered to our clients. In October 2021 we were again awarded a Gold grade, 99%, in the Q9000 Risk Management Legal Quality Standard Certification after a full and comprehensive audit by the Institute of Legal Research and Standards. The Q9000, which is recognised by the Law Society of Ireland, is the most advanced strategic, risk and quality management standard awarded by the Institute to law firms demonstrating exceptional levels of strategic, innovation and quality management.
We are recognised internationally amongst the globes top firms and lawyers by Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe legal directories.
We received outstanding recognition and were named winners in the Irish Law Awards 2015, 2014 and 2012. In 2016 we were finalists in a total of three award categories. In 2017 we won the Best Employer: Talent Development and Workplace Wellness Award at the Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards 2017. We were rated seventh out of the top ten Irish legal graduate employers by Grad Ireland in 2018. Our transition year programmes were shortlisted in the 2019 Chambers Ireland Awards. The firm are signatories to the Law Society of Ireland’s charters for a commitment to diversity and wellness.
- Banking and Finance
- Commercial Contracts
- Commercial Property
- Company Secretarial Services
- Corporate Governance and Advisory
- Corporate Recovery
- Data Security and Privacy
- Debt Recovery
- EU, Competition and State Aid
- Employment, Pensions and Benefits
- Insurance Litigation
- Intellectual Property
- Litigation and Disputes
- Mergers, Acquisitions and Investments
- Procurement and Tendering
- Public and Administrative Law
- Regulatory Compliance
- Restructuring and Insolvency
- White Collar Crime
- Construction and Engineering
- Financial Services
- Food, Beverage and Agribusiness
- Healthcare, Pharma and Life Science
- Hospitality and Leisure
- Investing in Ireland
- Not-For-Profit and Charities
- Public Sector
- Real Estate
- Retail and Manufacturing
- Technology, Media and Telecom
- Energy and Natural Resources