Four senior appointments at Holmes

Four senior appointments at Holmes

Pictured (left–right): Isabel Treacy, Harry Fehily and Ed Kelly

Holmes has announced four high-level strategic appointments across its dispute resolution, corporate, commercial property and public sector units.

Ed Kelly has re-joined Holmes as a senior solicitor specialising in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, while Isabel Treacy has joined as a senior associate solicitor specialising in the areas of commercial property and public and administrative law.

The firm’s Dublin office has also been bolstered with the appointment of Susan O’Reilly as of counsel in Holmes’ corporate unit and Rachel Naughton BL as legal counsel specialising in data protection.

Mr Kelly started his legal career in Holmes prior to joining a Dublin-based litigation practice in 2020. He returns with extensive experience in resolution of complex and high value commercial disputes across a range of areas including banking, financial, professional negligence, and public procurement.

Ms Treacy began her career in Limerick City practising in property and acting for both private and public sector clients for over ten years. She joined a busy regional firm in 2000 where she was appointed a partner in 2002. She brings a wealth of experience in regulatory and advisory, commercial property, acquisitions and sales, construction and banking to Holmes.

Ms O’Reilly has over 20 years’ experience working as a corporate lawyer in Ireland and England. She completed her training in a large Dublin commercial law firm before working for four years as a corporate solicitor in London, returning to Ireland in 2000 and working as a corporate associate with both a major law firm and Whitney Moore, where she worked with Stephen Walker who now heads Holmes’ commercial unit.

Ms Naughton qualified as a barrister in 2019 and has spent two years as a judicial assistant. Prior to this, she gained considerable experience as a legal researcher and adviser with a State body. She brings pertinent expertise in processing and advising regarding data subject requests and complaints to her new role.

Commenting on the appointments, Holmes’ managing partner Harry Fehily said: “We are delighted to welcome four new colleagues who greatly complement the offering already here at Holmes and who will help to provide an enhanced, tailored legal service to our client base.

“Ed is a strong addition to our litigation team and we are very happy to have him back. He has a strong focus upon client service which reflects the firm’s commitment to the provision of expert legal services to our clients.

“Isabel brings extensive expertise in commercial property and the public sector and is a welcome addition to our growing team.

“Susan’s experience in M&A, venture capital investments and management buyouts will strengthen our corporate offering.

“Rachel’s strong skillset and experience in data protection are a great fit for our team and she has already formed strong working relationships with our data protection clients.”

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