About SMD Solicitors

SMD Solicitors are based at Unit 5, Village Green, Church Road, Douglas, Cork, T12 R90F. We deliver the highest quality legal services in a transparent and accessible manner.

Our Team

Susan Doyle, Principal

Susan Doyle qualified as a solicitor in 2011. She holds an LLB from the University of London, an LLM in International Human Rights and Public Policy from University College Cork and a Certificate in Human Rights and Immigration Law from the Law Society in Ireland.

Susan has a significant amount of experience in immigration law, personal injuries, family law, property law and estates and probate. She has also worked with and advised a number of NGOs and charities in the areas of discrimination law, labour law, and disability law and has worked in the area of international human rights with the CLEC in Cambodia.

She is on both the international protection legal aid panel and the family law legal aid panel.

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Dia Silverstein, Solicitor

Dia Silverstein completed the Law Society of Ireland Certificate in Immigration Law and Practice in 2022 and she is an active member of the Irish Immigration Lawyers Association. She has always been passionate about justice and human rights which is why she decided to study law after emigrating to Ireland from the United States.

Her areas of specialty in legal practice are immigration, international protection, and residential conveyancing.

In her free time, she enjoys playing saxophone in a variety of musical ensembles, practicing yoga, and cycling.


Nicola Murray, Legal Executive 

Nicola Murray M.I.I.L.Ex. has been a member of the Irish Institute of Legal Executives since 2007 and assists in all aspects of conveyancing, litigation, family law, probate and debt collection at District, Circuit and High Court levels. She qualified in 2002 with a B.Soc.Sc. from University College Cork and also holds a Diploma in Professional Legal Studies and a Certificate in Applied Psychology.

Outside of the office, Nicola enjoys writing and karate.


Kasagga Shadiah, Legal Researcher

Kasagga Shadiah is a Ugandan qualified barrister and worked for the Uganda Law Society for several years before moving to Ireland in 2021 to undertake her post graduate study. She holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law and Public Policy from the University College Cork. She has a strong litigation background in both civil and criminal matters.

Shadiah is passionate about Asylum law, immigration law and human rights and currently works in these fields. She uses her expertise in litigation to assist with international protection applications, appeals and immigration matters.

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