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Our clients include companies active in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and pharmaceutical distribution, as well as other organisations such as regulatory authorities and academic institutions, health insurers, professional indemnity insurers and indemnifiers.

We help our clients address a wide range of issues arising from legacy products, cutting-edge R&D, and business reorganisations, including regulatory support, licensing deals, intellectual property (IP), M&A, joint ventures, partnership agreements, sales and distribution strategies, and litigation risks.  

We advise established public and private hospitals, and those developing and building new centres, on all the legal health issues that affect them, including corporate structuring and clinical governance, risk management strategies, regulatory compliance and accreditation, professional discipline, medico-legal advice, data privacy, employment law, construction, property transactions and technology agreements. 

We advise hospital management in terms of risk and crisis management, and clinical and corporate governance issues. We also assist and manage the defence of employer’s liability (EL), public liability (PL), product liability and malpractice claims.   

Trusted By

Brindley Healthcare
Hain Lifesciences
TTM Healthcare
Resilience Healthcare
Comfort Keepers
Bio Atlantis
Michael Murphy receives strong feedback for his professional indemnity practice. Clients say that his strong technical skills and "his arguments are well thought out, researched and backed up." His advice on "strategy is clear, decisive and very accurate."

Michael Murphy

Insurance Dispute Resolution | Chambers Europe 2021

Insurance litigation, defamation and environmental disputes are key areas of strength at Holmes. Michael Murphy specialises in financial services and insurance litigation, with additional expertise in data protection matters.

Michael Murphy

Dispute Resolution | Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Holmes insurance practice, based in Limerick is led by Robert Kennedy. The firm has substantial experience of defending clients against insurance claims, having acted for a number of prominent insurers. Michael Murphy is a key contact in the insurance practice.

Michael Murphy

Insurance | Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Holmes earns praise for its proven capacity to handle diverse claims across employers' and public liability, as well as motor insurance claims. It defends insurers and self-insured companies or associations in personal injury claims filed by employees or third parties.

Insurance: Dispute Resolution

Chambers & Partners Europe 2023

Meet the Team

Awards, Membership and Recognition

British Association for Sport and Law
Chambers & Partners
Chambers Ireland - CSR Awards 2019
CTA - Tax institute
EMEA Leading Firm 2021
EMEA Next Generation Partners 2021
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Legal 500
Cork Chamber Member 2021
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Winner Best Employer Award