Cara Jane Walsh BL

  • Junior Counsel: 2014

B. Corporate Law, LLB, LLM, BL, A.Dip in Employment Law, Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge

Areas of Practice:
  • General Practice
  • Tort & Personal Injury Law
  • Labour & Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
Cara Jane Walsh BL

Other Memberships:
Employment Bar Association
Employment Law Association of Ireland
Other Languages:
Gaeilge (Working)
Direct Professional Access:

Based in Cork, but with a nationwide reach, Cara Jane has a mixed civil law practice.  She is instructed by solicitors to advise clients on contentious and non-contentious matters and to also appear for clients at all levels of the Irish courts and in statutory tribunals.

Employment Law 

Committee Member of the Employment Bar Association

A specialist in the arena of unfair dismissals, redundancy, employment equality and protected disclosures.

Acts for both employees and employers of all sizes before the Courts, the Workplace Relations Commission and the Labour Court.

Tort & Personal Injury

Advises & appears in a range of tort disputes including personal injury, negligence, medical negligence, trespass and nuisance.


Brian Dumigan v Jadehall Limited (In Receivership) t/a Murray’s Super-Valu(WRC – ADJ-00041930)

Counsel for the Respondent Employer, instructed by McCann Fitzgerald LLP to defend a Payment of Wages Claim & Terms of Employment (Information) Claim

An Employee v A Medical Clinic (Circuit Court July 2023 – Counsel for the Defendant): Advices and representation provided to an Employer who was issued with an application for an interlocutory injunction and damages for alleged whistle blower dismissal pursuant to the Protected Disclosures Act 2014. This action was compromised in a full and final settlement agreement subject to confidential terms.

An Employee v A Construction Company (WRC July 2023 – Counsel for the Applicant): Advices, written submissions &  virtual & in-person representation provided to an employee who had been caused to constructively dismiss himself from his employment. The claim for unfair dismissal was compromised following a full day’s hearing on favourable terms to the Complainant.

An Employee v A Pharmaceutical Company (WRC July 2023 – Counsel for the Respondent): Advices and representation provided to a Pharmaceutical Company in an action consisting of a claim under Employment Equality legislation before the WRC. This claim was negotiated to settlement the terms of which are confidential.


Employment Bar Association Legal Update May 2023

“Show me the money – A review of recent awards in the Employment Sphere”

Online Webinars

April 2023 Work-Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2022 

April 2023 Protected Disclosures Amendment Act 2022 – Impact on Emlployers

For many years Cara Jane has provided legal advice on a pro bono basis to clients of the Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) via their Employment Law Specialist phone clinic.

She is a current FLAC Ambassador for 2023

Cara Jane has significant experience in acting as an independent investigator in workplace disputes and she produces robust and well-reasoned reports containing her findings.

Regularly engaged by employers of various sizes, including multinational companies and third-level institutions, to conduct processes under their internal policies. Her experience includes conducting sexual harassment, protected disclosures and bullying and harassment investigations.

She has conducted parallel investigations made by several complainants and has experience conducting complex processes for parties at the Senior Executive level.


086-361 6635
4 Washington Street Cork
@Cara Jane Walsh

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