CDS Law & Tax LLP 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 Law & Tax LLP 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

Managing Partner

Jennifer Downing

Partner | Head of Property

Darren Fitzgerald


Louise Lonergan

Solicitor and Chartered Tax Advisor

Tommy Walsh

Chartered Tax Advisor
CDS Ross Jackson

Ross Jackson


Mike Stack


Julianne Spring Heavey

Chartered Tax Advisor

Cliodhna Murphy

Trainee Solicitor

Lisa Whitley

Trainee Solicitor



Jennifer Downing Appointed As Partner

CDS Law & Tax LLP are delighted to announce the appointment of Jennifer Downing as Partner. Jennifer is Head of Property and has held this role with CDS for over...Read More

Update | Strategic Housing Development Process

Minister Darragh O’Brien has announced that the Strategic Housing Development Process will come to an end in February 2022.  The Minister will bring a Bill before the Oireachtas in the...Read More

Welcome to the CDS Law & Tax Team

We are delighted to welcome Laura O’Callaghan and Cora O’Connor to the CDS Law & Tax team. Laura joins as an intern from the University of Limerick, where she is...Read More

Congratulations to Head of Taxation Tommy Walsh

We’re delighted to announce that our very own Tommy Walsh, Head of Taxation at CDS Law & Tax, has been elected to the Council of the Irish Tax Institute. Tommy...Read More

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