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Recognition from Legal 500 EMEA 2021

We are thrilled to have received international recognition for our legal services in seven practice areas, along with recommended lawyers, by Legal 500 EMEA 2021:-

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Holmes O’Malley Sexton LLP Successfully closes acquisition deal for Get The Shifts

Get The Shifts, a Clare-based start-up that has developed a platform for temporary staffing has been purchased by the Irish recruitment company, FRS. Hannah Wrixon, founder of Get the Shifts, was represented by Holmes O’Malley Sexton LLP who successfully closed the acquisition deal.

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Law Scholarship 2021

An ambitious and high achieving Limerick student has been awarded our Holmes O’Malley Sexton LLP Scholarship at the University of Limerick (UL).  

We have awarded the scholarship annually for over two decades. The bursary was endowed to Law and Accounting student Brian Daly from Kilmallock in recognition of his outstanding academic performance.  

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European Recognition from Chambers Europe 2021

Chambers Europe 2021, a legal directory of the best lawyers and law firms worldwide, has ranked our Insurance Dispute Resolution services as the amongst the most outstanding in Europe.

What the team is known for: Earns praise for proven capacity to handle diverse claims across EL/PL, motor insurance and financial lines. Defends insurers and self-insured companies or associations in personal injury claims filed by employees or third parties. Noted for its expertise in professional liability cases pertaining to the construction, financial services and legal sectors. Assists with coverage disputes arising under professional indemnity policies. Also has a separate claimant-side practice.

Strengths: “I regularly get a summary of each claim and anything that might have happened in the last week or so,” says one client, further noting: “The lawyers are proactive in trying to get a claim resolved.” “They are commercially minded,” says another source, explaining: “They understand the importance of getting out of a case and getting certainty, but they also understand the importance of bringing our customer along with that decision. They tend to meet our customers face to face more often, which I like.”

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International Recognition from Chambers Global 2021

Chambers Global 2021, a legal directory of the best lawyers and law firms worldwide, has ranked our lawyers as amongst the most outstanding in the world.

George Kennedy was rated as Up and Coming for his Corporate/M&A work.

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

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LLP Status

With effect from 9th February 2021, Holmes O’Malley Sexton LLP is authorised by the Legal Services Regulatory Authority, operating as a limited liability partnership under the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015. The Partnership Act 1890 continues to apply to the firm, to the extent that it is not inconsistent with the provisions of the 2015 Act.

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Government Strategy for Remote Working

In brief: When large global companies like Microsoft announce that its’ entire Irish workforce can continue to work from home indefinitely, it is clear that remote working is here to stay in some form. In recognition of this, on 15th January 2021 the Government published the National Remote Work Strategy (the “Strategy”) which aims to ensure that working remotely will be a permanent feature within the Irish workplace. Shane Costelloe explains the three pillars of the strategy

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Employment Law Update

The Government have published an updated Return to Work Safely Protocol, extended the triggered redundancy protection period, and issued a Remote Working Checklist to assist employers in their health and safety obligations to employees working from home. We also outline the benefits of digitising HR records.

The ‘Work Safely Protocol’

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Excelling in our Quality Standard Audit

Congratulations and thank you to all our staff on the firm once again being awarded an exceptional score of 99%, a Gold Standard, in the Q9000 Legal Quality Standard audit.

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Holmes Solicitors News Issue 1 2020

In this our 50th year in business we have successfully faced a variety of challenges with our clients, not least the Covid-19 pandemic and the threat posed by a hard Brexit.  I must acknowledge the continued support of you, our valued clients, the resilience of our dedicated staff in adjusting to changed working conditions and the ongoing commitment of our team to excellence in the delivery of legal services.

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