Nicola Peart

Year of Call

Nicola Peart

Nicola commenced pupillage in January 2017 covering a wide range of Chambers’ practice areas.


Prior to pupillage, Nicola worked in the Paris office of Three Crowns LLP on a number of international arbitrations under ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules.  Nicola previously served as Assistant Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague, where she supported members of the PCA International Bureau involved in a number of prominent interstate and mixed arbitrations with a focus on international environmental law and the law of the sea. She has also worked as a legal assistant to Lord Collins of Mapesbury on international commercial arbitrations as well as contributing to a research project on provisional and protective measures in international litigation.


While completing her studies, Nicola worked at the British Institute for International and Comparative Law on a project identifying legal mechanisms to support individuals and groups forcibly displaced by climate change.  She was also a Programme Assistant for Independent Diplomat, providing advice to the Republic of the Marshall Islands on their climate diplomacy.  In 2009, Nicola was involved in setting up the Legal Response Initiative (LRI) with a number of law firms and NGOs. The LRI provides pro bono support to Least Developed Countries at the UN Climate Change negotiations.  She has attended numerous UN conferences and is a member of the LRI Steering Committee.


BA (Hons), Natural Sciences, Girton College, University of Cambridge

MSc, Environmental Technology, Imperial College London

LLM, International Law, University College London

GDL, BPTC, College of Law, Bloomsbury


Scholarships and Awards

Arts and Humanities Research Council Scholarship

Lord Haldane Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn

Cassel Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn

Hardwicke Entrance Award, Lincoln’s Inn

EFTEC Prize, Imperial College London


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