Leicester University Law Society announces esteemed barrister as Honorary Chair

Honorary Chair of Leicester University Law Society, Oliver Nunn

Award-winning barrister, Oliver Nunn has been appointed as Honorary Chair of University of Leicester Law Society. 

Each year the society, which is led by students at Leicester Law School, appoints a senior member of the judiciary or legal sector to take up the position to represent the standards and values of the society.

Nunn is an esteemed local barrister and respected alumnus of Leicester Law School. He also sits within Leicester Law School as an Honorary Associate Professor. 

He has been ranked in Legal 500 as a leading junior barrister on the Midland Circuit in Housing and recently received the accolade, Barrister of the Year at Leicestershire Law Awards. 

In September 2021, Nunn was appointed as Deputy District Judge sitting in local courts. He also sits on the Midland Circuit Social Mobility Committee. 

As Honorary Chair of Leicester University Law Society, Nunn will make an annual address to University of Leicester law students. 

Co-presidents of Leicester University Law Society, Erica Naylor and Reena Kaur said: “We are delighted that Oliver has accepted the position of Honorary Chair. As an Honorary Associate Professor at our University and former lecturer, we believe Oliver's engagement and contribution to the Leicester Law School has made it the great institution that it is today. 

“We believe that our members will be motivated by his address in October as he demonstrates how successful Leicester Law graduates can go on to be. We are greatly looking forward to working with him and having him as our chair.”

Oliver Nunn said: “I am greatly touched by Leicester University Law Society's gesture in appointing me their Honorary Chair for the 2023 - 2024 Academic Year. I follow a long and illustrious line of Honorary Presidents who have achieved significant accomplishments in their professional lives. I shall endeavour to make a contribution to the Law Society and University which is worthy of them.

“I am a proud son of University of Leicester, it being my privilege to have both studied and then taught at the Law School, alongside my practice at the Bar. During my tenure as Chair, I look forward to speaking and working with members of the Law Society, to explore how they will take up that mantle of responsibility to be a Citizen of Change, be it in their communities, the justice system, or by using the skills they learn during their studies, to the benefit of the society they live with and will serve.”