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Susan Webster

Solicitor and Broadcaster

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“I dislike being called “a good girl”; I am so much more that what those derogatory words imply”

Susan is Principal of Susan Webster & Company Solicitors, which specialises in family law. Following her law degree in Trinity College, Dublin, Susan trained as a barrister, being called to the bar in 2006. In 2010, Susan converted to practice as a solicitor and set up her own practice in 2012. Susan holds a Diploma in Family Law from the Law Society of Ireland and a Certificate in Collaborative Practice. She prides herself on her non-adversarial, practical approach to finding solutions to her clients’ problems and always endeavours to ensure clients have a “Professional, Prompt and Personal” service.

Susan is currently completing her first book on law.

Susan is the resident solicitor on Kfm radio and has delivered a legal slot on Kfm radio since 2012. In June 2014, the legal slot won the Law Society of Ireland Justice Media Award. Susan also delivers a legal slot on Dublin’s Q102 radio with Aidan Cooney and is a panellist on Midday on TV3.

Because I am a Girl I ask … why are women judged on their looks, but men on their merits? 

Because I am a Girl I believe … that everyone should be treated with respect and dignity.

Because I am a Girl I hope … that we will soon have a female Taoiseach and even more women in positions of leadership. I believe that having prominent, powerful, female role models is key to inspiring young women to achieve great things.

Because I am a Girl I wonder … how great life would be if everyone was a little kinder to one another.

Because I am a Girl I dream … and then work hard. I believe that no matter what your dreams are, with hard work you can achieve them.

Because I am a Girl I remember … having the most fun playing lego, dinky cars and He-Man/She-Ra with my little brother. In our games, She-Ra always outsmarted He-Man and Skeletor and was ruler of Castle Grayskull.

Because I am a Girl I like … to support and be a cheerleader for other women. I think women need to support and encourage each other to be the best we can be.

Because I am a Girl I dislike … being called “a good girl”; I am so much more that what those derogatory words imply.

Because I am a Girl I feel … so grateful for the education I received and for the confidence and opportunities it has brought with it. I believe that education is one of the most critical elements of empowerment for girls.

Because I am a Girl I celebrate… all the women who have, and are, blazing a trail for other women.

The views expressed in all blogs, are those of the authors only and do not necessarily represent the views or policies of Plan Ireland

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