DWF partner appointed as FOIL president

Nicola Critchley, a partner at DWF, has been elected as president of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers.

FOIL is the representative voice of the defendant insurance lawyer community. Critchley 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.

Critchley 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.

Critchley 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."

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