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Offering a full range of insurance services including

  • Transactional 
  • Regulatory
  • Commercial dispute resolution
  • Claims
  • Competition 
  • Restructuring
  • Emergency response.

We draw upon a wealth of experience, expertise, technological capabilities and commercial acumen in relation to insurance litigation. 

We are involved in high value and complex claims through to volume work, across casualty, property, motor, professional and financial, and wider, including specialty lines.  We proactively manage and expedite those claims through to a cost-effective resolution.  

We are expert in complex policy interpretation and coverage issues, including from the early stages of a potential claim.  We also advise on subrogation claims and act as monitoring/coverage counsel for insurers. We use the latest business intelligence and Management Information (MI) capability to provide analysis, benchmarking and identify new market trends to support a performance-driven, cost-effective service tailored to best meet client specific needs. 

With our extensive corporate and regulatory insurance experience we advise insurance sector clients in relation to the product, sales and operational aspects of their business. We also advise on the establishment and operation of insurance, re-insurance and captive insurance businesses in Ireland and have a depth of experience in advising in insurance merger, acquisition and restructuring transactions. 

Holmes is a solution focused firm whose experienced solicitors work closely with insurance clients to gain an in-depth understanding of their objectives to ensure that we achieve the best possible results.  Through these means, we establish a vibrant and collaborative partnership with our insurance clients.  We pride ourselves on the long-standing relationships we have developed with our clients, which range from Fortune 500 insurance companies to self-insured multinational corporations.     

Trusted By

AM Trust
Chubb
Elite
RSA
IPB
Axis
QBE
CBL
Allianz
Newline Group
Berkshire Hathaway
Zurich
Liberty Insurance
XS Direct
Riverstone
Patrona
AXA
AIG
MS Amlin
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Sources note that Robert Kennedy "can come up with ideas that are a bit outside the box; he looks at cases in different ways to gets things resolved." He enters the rankings owing to a considerable volume of praise for his work predominantly on EL/PL insurance claims.

Robert Kennedy

Insurance Dispute Resolution | Chambers Europe 2021

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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 regular...

Robert Kennedy

Dispute Resolution | Legal 500 EMEA 2020

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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 i...

Robert Kennedy

Insurance | Legal 500 EMEA 202

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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Gold 9000
IELA Enviro
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Law Society Badge
Legal 500
Cork Chamber Member 2021
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PNLA
Winner Best Employer Award