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

Cliodhna Murphy

Trainee Solicitor

Lisa Whitley

Trainee Solicitor


Update on Stamp Duty Changes

Are you a developer looking to lodge a planning application? If so, the recent changes to Stamp Duty rates could impact you. Talk to Mike or Darren on our Construction...Read More

CDS Law & Tax team member Ross Jackson appointed to Board of Credit Union

Great news for CDS Law & Tax team member

Congratulations are in order for our very own Ross Jackson who has been appointed to the Board of Directors at Synergy Credit Union. Ross is part of our Corporate and...Read More

Welcome to the CDS Law & Tax team

Welcome to the CDS Law & Tax Team

We’re delighted to welcome Seamus Moriarty to the CDS Law & Tax team for his pre-trainee placement. Seamus will be based in our Tralee office, and will be building on...Read More

We're growing our team in Kerry

Looking towards a big future in Kerry

We are pleased to announce that we will be expanding our Kerry base amid continued growth for our team in the Kingdom. Our team in Kerry is led by Head...Read More

Tax Optimisation for SME Owners

Tax optimisation for SME owners – our expert guide

If you’re an SME owner in Ireland it’s essential to ensure your tax affairs are not only compliant but optimised to take advantage of the many reliefs and deductions available. Chartered Tax Advisor Tommy Walsh offers his expert tips. Read More

An Update from CDS Law & Tax

Here at CDS Law & Tax, we are doing everything to continue to meet your business needs, keeping it ‘business as usual’ while adopting a new normal.  We remain open...Read More