FOIL is the representative voice of the defendant insurance lawyer community. Nicola takes on this role from previous president Stuart Hardy of BLM and will be advancing FOIL's vision as president for the next 12 months.
Nicola has worked with insurers and self-insureds for more than 20 years, supporting them in controlling third party costs legal spend and deals with all types of costs litigation. She was previously vice-president of FOIL.
Nicola said: "It's a great privilege to be elected as president of FOIL, and I have big shoes to fill, having witnessed the huge achievements of FOIL over the last year in what has clearly been a challenging and difficult time. Yet the reform programme has continued at some pace.
"FOIL is an incredible organisation because of its members and while there are a number of uncertainties and challenges ahead, FOIL is well placed to support members with these existing challenges and prepare for those that are emerging."
Glyn Jones, global Head of Insurance at DWF, said: "We are extremely pleased for Nicola and congratulate her on this prestigious appointment as president. It is fantastic recognition for all the hard work Nicola does on behalf of the industry."