Swaab 2022 Lawyer Interview Series | Nicole Pozovsky
Why did you become a lawyer?
I became a Family Lawyer (specifically, as I knew very early on that this was the area I wanted to specialise in) because I feel really strongly that it’s a privilege to help people navigate the most intimate, painful and stressful ‘dispute’ of their lives. I believe that it’s so important that the ‘right’ people work in this area of the law as a Family Lawyer can assist families in working cooperatively to reach a resolution that allows everyone to move forward with hope and confidence, rather than making the process more devastating both for the parties and also for their children. What I really love about Family Law is that it relates to “real life” and therefore encompasses so many other disciplines such as accounting and psychology.
Swaab’s Family Law Team have a real commitment to being ‘solution’ focussed. The culture at Swaab really focusses on supporting clients and paying attention to the outcome that serves their needs rather than protracting conflict or litigating for ‘litigation’s sake’.
What’s your best memory or client success?
There is nothing more rewarding that watching the transformation that so many Family Law clients go through. I can think of a number of clients that started the process so devastated and hopeless, and with time found such strength, resilience and really positive outlook on the new chapter of their lives.
Who has been your greatest influence?
My parents are very supportive, loving and hardworking people. From a very young age they taught me the value of education but also of being open minded and having hobbies. I think a lifelong commitment to curiosity and learning (in all areas of life) is incredibly enriching.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I love to cook and am always feeding my loved ones. I find the whole process of cooking a fun, yet therapeutic challenge – especially if a little George Michael is playing in the background. I also love to relax by reading at the beach or at my local café.