Kate Hedigan

Kate Hedigan is Director and founder of LawEd.

She is a graduate from the Law Society of Ireland where she was admitted onto the Roll of Solicitors. In addition she has also been confirmed with a Diploma in Corporate Law and Governance from same. She successfully graduated from The National University of Ireland, Galway with a Bachelor of Letters of Law degree (LL.B) 2.1 Honours and a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) 2.1 Honours specialising in Legal Science and Geography. In 2010 she was admitted to the Law Society of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Kate is currently studying the Higher Diploma in Career Guidance and Counselling at the University of Limerick and is a member of the Irish Guidance Counsellors of Ireland.

During the course of her career she trained and worked in John A. Tobin Solicitors for a period of three years this was a very motivated General Practice, where she specialised mainly in Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Conveyancing and Probate & Taxation, with Family Law being her very keen interest areas.

She also spent a year working with Tynan Murphy & Co. Solicitors specialists and experts in Probate and Taxation which gave her a deeper knowledge and appetite for the huge and ever challenging area of Succession Law.

In addition the first hand experience she receives from her ongoing Voluntary work with the Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) has been invaluable to her skills and understanding of the different socio-economic problems facing our society. This has opened up her mind to the challenges people are facing and how by communicating, educating and training solid strategies and life learning skills all can assist the client in achieving a knowledgeable outcome. She feels today’s typical client entering a law firm is under severe pressure and must be handled in a very sensitive and professional manner however if that person is equipped with the requisite skill set of knowledge and education before entering than a better outcome can be put in place for all involved.

During her college years she also worked as a Paralegal in English Leahy Donovan Solicitors in Tipperary Town.

She is a member of the Law Society of Ireland, Law Society of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Irish Guidance Counsellors, NUIG Alumni, Irish Women’s Lawyers Association, Limericks Women in Business Network and Kilkenny Women in Business Network.