CDS Law & Tax is a leading Irish law firm specialising in taxation, mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructuring and property. Headquartered in Cork city and with offices in Tralee, Co. Kerry, the firm operates nationwide offering specific expertise in corporate finance, commercial law, property, planning, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution as well as private client work. We are one of the few niche practices in the South of Ireland who specialise in both legal and tax matters. We as a firm offer excellent corporate and commercial expertise across every facet of business law. We are comprised of a team of qualified & experienced solicitors & AITI Chartered Tax Advisers.

The firm comprises a range of professionals with a diverse set of complementary skill sets and has been carefully crafted in order to ensure that we offer the greatest depth of advisory services and skills to all our clients across a range of specialised areas. As a leading commercial law firm, we consistently provide a turnkey service across a range of professional functions, including all aspects of Law, Taxation & Finance.

CDS takes pride in ensuring that each of our clients engages directly with the relevant Practitioner/Advisor and our firm commitment is to ensure that our clients’ expectations are always exceeded. We are fully invested with our clients and we take great pride in always helping to deliver an outcome that is aligned with our clients’ best interests.

Our People

Ciaran Desmond


Jennifer Downing

Solicitor | Head of Property

Aoife Garrett

Solicitor | Head of Commercial

Darren Fitzgerald


Louise Lonergan

Solicitor and Chartered Tax Advisor

Tommy Walsh

Chartered Tax Advisor

Ross Jackson

Mike Stack Solicitor

Mike Stack


John Keating

Commercial Advisor

Paula O’ Halloran

Trainee Solicitor

Cliodhna Murphy

Trainee Solicitor

Lisa Whitley

Trainee Solicitor


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