Nola Pearce


Level Twenty Seven Chambers

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Her story

Nola is a Barrister at Level Twenty Seven Chambers.

Without mentioning your job title, how would you describe what it is you do now (whether at home, work, in the community, etc.)?

I bring to legal problems my expertise in civil, administrative and professional disciplinary law – and the efficient and strategic management of litigation and legal problems – to advise and advocate for solicitors and clients who need my assistance.

What are the first three words you think of when you hear the word ‘diversity’?

Different from yourself.

What do you think it will take to develop truly diverse thinking within the legal industry?

A combination of time, determination and humility. Firstly time, because every single step forward in diversity challenges the traditional thinking of “status quo represents merit” and “this can only be done by someone like me”. Secondly determination, because we have before us now more than enough evidence to prove those thoughts false, so we as a profession should be determined to move to a better model at a faster pace. Thirdly humility, to recognise the possibility that someone different from ourselves could have something fantastic and valuable to offer.

What was your main driver to enter the legal industry?

Well…I would never call it a legal industry, because I consider law to be a profession, and it is that long-standing and noble combination of intense intellectual challenge, high ethical standards, and a humble attitude of service that has called me from the age of 12 (and still does!).

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