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Jennifer Cashman

Partner, Cork Office

Jennifer is Head of Employment and is also a member of the firm’s Healthcare and Cyber and Data Protection Teams. She is nationally regarded for her encyclopaedic knowledge of employment law and is the “go-to” advisor for corporate clients in both the public and private sectors.

Jennifer's key clients include scaling and established Irish companies in a variety of sectors, multinational companies in the technology, pharmaceutical, medical devices and diagnostics sectors and public authorities. Her focus is on working closely with her clients to provide commercial legal advice and practical, commercial solutions for their business.

Strengthening the Team’s focus in the medical-technical sector, Jennifer is a member of RDJ’s Healthcare Team, acting for clients including pharmaceutical companies, health insurers, numerous medical device companies, and nursing homes. Advice includes regulatory and employment healthcare-specific issues, in respect of which Jennifer represents her clients before the Courts and the WRC/Labour Court.

Jennifer is regularly invited to contribute as a key-note speaker at employment law and HR conferences, events and webinars for CIPD, Legal-Island and White Paper Conference Company Limited. She is a recognised thought-leader on various employment law and HR issues, in particular in the areas of retirement ages and age discrimination.

Jennifer is a non-executive director of Fota Wildlife Park, an independently funded, not-for-profit charity that is one of the leading tourism, wildlife and conversation attractions in Ireland.


University College Cork (BCL) (LLM)
University College Dublin (Diploma in Employment Law)


Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland.


Jennifer has been recognised as a Leading Lawyer (Band 1) in Chambers Europe and is also recommended as a leading Individual in Employment Law in The Legal 500

Jennifer consistently delivers top-drawer expertise. She is hands-on, personable, and has a really good way of explaining things. Her advice has always been spot-on
– Chambers Europe (2023)
encyclopaedic knowledge and expertise is renowned. We benefit from the wealth of experience and professionalism. Jennifer’s leadership and mentoring within her team is always reassuring
– The Legal 500 (2022)
Jennifer is an accomplished and experienced legal practitioner whose judgement I respect, and who brings business acumen to all our conversations and the advice provided.
– Chambers Europe (2022).
highly professional and efficient. She equally is personable and she explains and provides guidance in a manner that is easy for team members who are not qualified in employment law to understand.
– The Legal 500 (2022)