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A Note from our Managing Partner

I am delighted to bring you our fourth edition of the Holmes newsletter, containing details of what has been a very exciting year for the firm and its clients.

Given our firm’s focus upon our people as being at the core of the service we provide, one of the most exciting developments has been the recruitment of experienced, dynamic professional staff to our growing teams. We are continuing to put a focus on sustainable growth in order to provide an optimum service to our clients, in keeping with the firm’s core values and mission statement.

In this regard, we were delighted to welcome Mark Healy, Senior Associate Solicitor, to our Insurance Litigation Unit, Susan O’Reilly of Counsel, to our Corporate Unit, Isabel Treacy, Senior Associate Solicitor, to our Commercial Property and Public Administrative Law Unit and Rachel Naughton, of Counsel, to our Data Protection Unit. I would also like to give a very warm welcome to Ed Kelly who has re-joined the firm as Senior Solicitor, specialising in Commercial Litigation. It is encouraging to see how quickly each of these new hires have adapted to the firm and made positive and valued contributions to meeting our clients’ legal requirements.

Equally, we have recognised the achievements of our existing dedicated staff through, for instance, the appointment of Jacci Fox as Director at Holmes – the first person to hold such a title within the firm. In addition to the dedicated service Jacci provides to our clients, her appointment reflects the exceptional work she has undertaken for the firm in relation to branding, communication and design and embodies the qualities and skillsets of a director of a firm such as ours.

Stephen Walker’s elevation to Partner has significantly bolstered our Corporate Team, providing a wide spectrum of international experience and commercial acumen. Stephen will head up the Corporate Team as it continues to grow and expand bringing his highly decorated experience and expertise to his new role. Stephen brings considerable leadership qualities and will be a leading member of our Dublin office alongside Wayne Finn and Lorraine Power.

Quality is one of our core values at Holmes and is at the core of all that we do each and every day. In this regard, I am immensely proud to advise that the firm recently scored 99% in the Q9000 Legal Quality Standard audit; this is, quite simply, an incredible achievement and I would like to thank Anna Owens, our Compliance Partner, and all involved for their considerable efforts. This accreditation is recognised by the Law Society of Ireland and is awarded by the Institute of Legal Research and Standards. This award reflects our continued dedication to delivering exceptional levels of strategic innovation and quality management across all aspects of our business in order to ensure that our clients receive the best possible service.

Finally, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Thank you for placing your trust in Holmes, we are most grateful for your continued business, and we look forward to partnering with you again in the New Year.

Kind regards,

Harry Fehily

Managing Partner


Download Holmes Newsletter Issue 4 here 

It has been a very busy and exciting start to 2023 here in Amarenco between completing our most recent fund-raising round and the acquisition of a large stake in Infram Energy. Holmes have been with us every step of the way through both of these deals and continuously provide us with excellent legal advice, insight and practical support.

John Mullins, Executive Chairman of Amarenco

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 Global 2021

Lisa Killeen is learned and astute. She understands the brief especially complex matters, she takes a professionally strong and capable stand and she represents the client thoroughly. Her communication skills are excellent and continuously keeps us briefed.

Lisa Killeen

Banking and Finance | Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Very capable team strong at advising growing Irish companies on inbound M&A and private equity investments. Provides a ‘legal health check’ risk identification and mitigation service.

Stephen Walker

Corporate, Commercial and M&A | Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Awards, Membership and Recognition

Chambers & Partners
Law Society Badge
Legal 500
LQSI Q9000 100%

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