Services

HOMS Assist provide a wide range of legal services, from Personal Injury to Property Law, with over 50 years' experience

Accident in a Public Place*

A public liability claim can arise where a person has sustained a personal injury on public property, where the cause of that injury is the negligence of another. This area of law covers a very wide range of accidents that occur in public places. Where negligence occurs a claim can be pursued against the owner or the party who had control over the particular area.

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  • Attend your doctor to have injuries suffered assessed.
  • Contact a solicitor and describe how the accident occurred in detail.
  • Obtain a medical legal report from the GP/consultant.
  • It may be necessary to obtain medical records to help link the injury to the alleged cause.
  • An engineer may need to be engaged in order to inspect the premises and draft a report.
Ed Kelly, Solicitor

Customer Care 10 out of 10.

Customer Care 10 out of 10.

Customer Care 10 out of 10.

Accidents at Work*

You may be able to bring an accident at work claim if you have been injured as a result of health and safety procedures not being followed. Your employer has a legal duty to ensure you are safe at work. This means they have a responsibility to:-

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  • Make sure you are properly trained
  • Provide you with a safety statement.
  • Provide you with suitable work and personal protective equipment.
  • Undertake risk assessments.
  • Manage business activities to minimise risks to your health and safety.
  • Provide safe systems of work.
Sean Fitzgerald, Solicitor

A very skilful solicitor with an in-depth knowledge and someone you can always trust.

Eileen

A very skilful solicitor with an in-depth knowledge and someone you can always trust.

Eileen

A very skilful solicitor with an in-depth knowledge and someone you can always trust.

Eileen

Bullying & Sexual Harassment*

An employer has a responsibility to prevent bullying and harassment in the workplace. They should have policies in place to protect you as the employee. Your employer should investigate any complaints about bullying or harassment promptly and objectively. A number of conditions must be satisfied in order to proceed with a bullying and/or harassment claim. They include:-

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  • An employee must be diagnosed with a recognised psychiatric illness.
  • The personal injury arising from the bullying and harassment must be reasonably foreseeable by the employer.
  • The personal injury must be caused by the workplace bullying and harassment.
Sean Fitzgerald, Solicitor

A very skilful solicitor with an in-depth knowledge and someone you can always trust.

Eileen

A very skilful solicitor with an in-depth knowledge and someone you can always trust.

Eileen

A very skilful solicitor with an in-depth knowledge and someone you can always trust.

Eileen

Child Accidents & Injury*

Where a child is injured as a result of an accident, product or medical treatment it may be possible to make a claim on the child’s behalf. Where the person under the age of eighteen (a ‘minor’) suffers an injury owing to the negligence of another person, or organisation, their right to make a claim is subject to certain requirements that are there to safeguard the minor’s interests.

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  • Immediately seek appropriate medical attention for the child.
  • Report the accident to the relevant persons or authorities.
  • Make a written record the details of the accident and take photographs, if possible
  • Obtain contact details for any witnesses to the accident
Ed Kelly, Solicitor

Customer Care 10 out of 10.

Customer Care 10 out of 10.

Customer Care 10 out of 10.

Cosmetic Surgery* Claims

More people are becoming concerned with improving their aesthetic appearance and are undergoing procedures with private clinics and hospitals.  The risks involved and instances of cosmetic surgical bad practice have also increased in Ireland. The consequence of a procedure going wrong can be devastating leading to physical, emotional and financial suffering. If you had a plastic surgery procedure within the last two years and it has not been aesthetically pleasing, or if you have suffered complications after cosmetic surgery due to mistake, negligence and incompetence of the cosmetic surgeon, we can help you make a cosmetic negligence claim and secure the most favourable outcome in your case.  

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  • Get in touch with your solicitor to ascertain if you have a case.
  • We will assess your medical records.
  • To prove negligence, it is necessary to prove that the surgeon failed or breached a duty of care to the patient, and fell below the required standard of care or competency.

Fantastic to deal with and easy to communicate and empathetic. Would highly recommend Sarah

Hamdi , Limerick

Fantastic to deal with and easy to communicate and empathetic. Would highly recommend Sarah

Hamdi , Limerick

Fantastic to deal with and easy to communicate and empathetic. Would highly recommend Sarah

Hamdi , Limerick

Defamation* Claims

If your reputation has been damaged by a defamatory statement you may wish to consider seeking advice on a defamation action. Defamatory statements cover any types of communication, whether made orally, in writing, as a visual image, sound, gesture, broadcast, internet publication or electronic communication. In order to succeed with a defamation action, you must be able to prove to the court that:-

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  • The statement was published.
  • The defamatory statement referred to the plaintiff.
  • The statement is false and defamatory.
John Ringrose, Partner

John was lovely and easy to get on with. The service was excellent. The best things were that everyone was polite and keeping me informed.

Lynda , Limerick

John was lovely and easy to get on with. The service was excellent. The best things were that everyone was polite and keeping me informed.

Lynda , Limerick

John was lovely and easy to get on with. The service was excellent. The best things were that everyone was polite and keeping me informed.

Lynda , Limerick

Family Law Solicitors

Family relationships can be complex and difficult to maintain, so when they need resolution, you need a sensitive and reliable expert to help you address the issues. HOMS Assist family law solicitors offer expert, trustworthy advice on all legal elements of family relationships. Whether you are beginning a new relationship, ending an existing one, or making arrangements for your children, you can depend on us to guide you through the legal processes.

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  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Divorce Proceedings
  • Annulment
  • Separation agreements
  • Civil partnerships & cohabitation
  • Maintenance
  • Child care & protection
  • Domestic violence
Caroline Fitzgibbon, Solicitor

I found the support of Caroline and her team amazing, she understood the emotional impact while ensuring I understood each stage of the process.

I found the support of Caroline and her team amazing, she understood the emotional impact while ensuring I understood each stage of the process.

I found the support of Caroline and her team amazing, she understood the emotional impact while ensuring I understood each stage of the process.

Fatal Injury Claims*

A fatal injury claim can be taken by the next of kin of a deceased if the death is caused by the wrongful act of another. Although no monetary sum can fill the void left when you lose a loved one, the compensation that your family could receive can help with future costs for you and your family.

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  • How does a claim arise?  
  • What is the process of bringing a claim?
  • Who are the next of kin?
  • What can you claim for?
Robert Bourke, Partner

What can I say! The most considerate, thorough people I could ever have to represent me. Always having my best interest in heart. Couldn’t recommend anyone better.

KP , Kilkenny

What can I say! The most considerate, thorough people I could ever have to represent me. Always having my best interest in heart. Couldn’t recommend anyone better.

KP , Kilkenny

What can I say! The most considerate, thorough people I could ever have to represent me. Always having my best interest in heart. Couldn’t recommend anyone better.

KP , Kilkenny

Holiday & Accidents Abroad* Claims

Holidays are a time for deserved rest and relaxation. The last thing you want to happen is to be involved in an accident or suffer an illness whilst you are on holiday. If this happens and it is not your fault you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

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  • Immediately assess your medical needs and seek medical assistance, if required.
  • Make a written record of the circumstances of the accident.
  • Take photographs, if possible.
  • Report the accident to the appropriate authority.
  • If you receive medical treatment abroad, request a copy of your medical records for your treating physician.
Rachael O'Shaughnessy, Solicitor

Rachael is incredible:-she put everything in terms that could be understood and was always available. Her secretary, Edel was professional, patient and kind.

Anna , Limerick

Rachael is incredible:-she put everything in terms that could be understood and was always available. Her secretary, Edel was professional, patient and kind.

Anna , Limerick

Rachael is incredible:-she put everything in terms that could be understood and was always available. Her secretary, Edel was professional, patient and kind.

Anna , Limerick

Medical Negligence* Claims

We all hope that we will stay healthy and not become sick or have an accident. When we do find ourselves in need of medical treatment we put our trust in medical professionals to assist us. Most of the time medical practitioners are diligent and wholly committed to your care. However, sometimes things can go wrong. When this happens you may feel vulnerable and it can be difficult to know what to do. Mistakes or imperfect outcomes do not always amount to medical negligence though and we can assist in navigating your specific legal situation.

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  • A failure by a professional which no other equally qualified professional acting within the bounds of ordinary care would have made in the same circumstances.
  • Act quickly and seek advice if you do think that you or a family member have been the victims of medical negligence.
  • Medical negligence cases have a strict two year time limit from the alleged negligence (or two years from the date of knowledge of the alleged negligence).
Rachael O'Shaughnessy, Solicitor

Rachael is incredible:-she put everything in terms that could be understood and was always available. Her secretary, Edel was professional, patient and kind.

Anna , Limerick

Rachael is incredible:-she put everything in terms that could be understood and was always available. Her secretary, Edel was professional, patient and kind.

Anna , Limerick

Rachael is incredible:-she put everything in terms that could be understood and was always available. Her secretary, Edel was professional, patient and kind.

Anna , Limerick

Product Liability Claims*

Defective or dangerous products are the cause of many injuries each year in Ireland. The law requires that a product meets a requisite safety standard, and you are entitled to expect, taking all circumstances into account, that a product meets that standard. The law surrounding the area of liability for defective products is provided for in statute under the Liability for Defective Products Act 1991 (1991 Act). The producer of a defective product can be held liable for personal injuries which is caused by a defect in the product. However, the onus is on the injured party to prove the case and to prove that an injury was caused due to a fault in the product.

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  • Seek medical attention to attend to your injuries. 
  • Take pictures of the product and any injuries sustained, if possible.
  • Take pictures of the product labels or marketing materials.
  • If you bought the product online, take screen shots of the product listing page on the website where it was purchased.
  • Preserve the defective product (where possible) as an engineer may have to carry out an inspection.
  • Lastly, contact an experienced personal injury solicitor to seek guidance and legal advice.
Áine McSweeney, Solicitor

I would like to thank Áine McSweeney and her team for the professional and efficient way my case was handled.

AH , Limerick

I would like to thank Áine McSweeney and her team for the professional and efficient way my case was handled.

AH , Limerick

I would like to thank Áine McSweeney and her team for the professional and efficient way my case was handled.

AH , Limerick

Property Law Solicitors

Buying and selling property can be daunting. Whether you are a first time buyer or a veteran investor, the legal process of buying and selling property (otherwise known as conveyancing) is full of potential pitfalls. You will need an experienced solicitor to take care of the work for you. The property law solicitors at HOMS Assist can help you with property matters including:

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  • Buying residential property
  • Selling residential property

Road Traffic Accidents*

At HOMS Assist we know that after the stress of being in an accident making a claim can feel like a daunting prospect. This is why we make it our top priority to ensure that all of our clients feel supported, informed and confident at each step when making a road traffic accident claim. We have a dedicated experienced team offering all the support and assistance you need along with answers to all of your questions. Six things you should do after being involved in a road traffic accident:-

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  • Notify the Gardai immediately;
  • Call emergency services;
  • Swap and share your insurance details. Obtain as much information about the other party as possible. Inform your own insurance company of the incident;
  • Take photographs of the accident scene if possible;
  • Gather the names and contact details of any witnesses; and
  • Contact HOMS Assist who will offer you advice on what to do next.
Jean O'Connor, Manager, Vehicle Damage Unit

Jean never gave up.

Jean never gave up.

Jean never gave up.

Serious Injury* Solicitors

A serious or catastrophic injury can be defined as a severe injury to the spine, spinal cord or brain; the kind of injury you never expect to happen to you or a loved one. If you have suffered such an injury and it was not your fault, or if your family member has and it was not their fault, there may be an entitlement to bring a claim. When you contact HOMS Assist about a serious injury claim our team of experienced solicitors will do the following:-

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  • Meet with you and your family and have a detailed consultation about the cause of your accident and the symptoms you have suffered.
  • Obtain a medical legal report from your GP or treating consultant.
  • Assist you in making a claim to the Injuries Board within two years of the date of the accident.
  • Issue court proceedings to pursue your claim if your claim does not finalise at that stage.
  • Include the costs of past, ongoing and future treatments and any loss of earnings and / or loss of opportunity in the claim amount.
  • Robustly seek interim payments to support the injured person and their family.
Robert Bourke, Partner

I had great confidence in Robert taking my case as he paid attention to the details and problematic aspects of my case and this influenced the positive outcome I got.

LC

I had great confidence in Robert taking my case as he paid attention to the details and problematic aspects of my case and this influenced the positive outcome I got.

LC

I had great confidence in Robert taking my case as he paid attention to the details and problematic aspects of my case and this influenced the positive outcome I got.

LC

Wills, Trusts and Estates

There are many ways you can plan for the future, be it making a will, inheritance tax planning, creating a trust or creating a power of attorney. It can be daunting but if these matters are not attended to by you it could cause problems for your family in the future. This is why it is important that you plan ahead and this is where HOMS Assist can help.

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  • Making a will
  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Trusts
  • Ordinary and enduring powers of attorney
  • Wardship matters
  • Probate and estate administration
  • Wills and estate disputes

What we offer

We are an award winning, client-oriented law firm in Dublin, Limerick and Cork. Our solicitors provide comprehensive legal advice in an approachable and caring manner. Most of us will require a solicitor at some time in our lives. When the time comes that you do require legal support you will want to be sure that you are dealing with professionals who will work quickly and efficiently to help you. So whether you need help writing a Will, you have been in an accident, suffered an injury or illness that was not your fault, or you are looking at divorce options, we can offer clear guidance and representation to assist you in obtaining the optimum result.

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