The Isolas family arrived in Gibraltar from Genoa during the 1770s and at the end of the nineteenth century married into the Parody family, which itself had strong legal traditions. Horace Parody commenced his own practice in Gibraltar in 1892 and continued until his death in 1921. His brother Ernest had a distinguished career in the Colonial legal service which culminated in his appointments appointment as Chief Justice of Sierra Leone in the early 1930s.
Horace’s nephew, Albert Isola QC, practiced with him until his death, and then set up the practice that still bears the Isola family name in 1921. During his distinguished life, he was a member of the Gibraltar Executive Council and the senior elected member of The Legislative Council.