Nicola Critchley

Nicola Critchley

Partner & Head of Costs

Nicola founded Horwich Farrelly’s specialist costs department in 2001 and has headed the team ever since. She has extensive experience of dealing with high value costs litigation, costs budgeting, appeals, fraud, technical challenges, MoJ dropouts, infant approvals, FRCS issues and bulk test litigation.

Nicola has personally undertaken significant test litigation on behalf some of the country’s largest insurers in relation to strategic costs issues. These include the appropriate level of recoverability for additional liabilities as well as providing advice to insurers on matters such as the MRO agreement. Nicola has overall responsibility for client care and is a member of FOIL’s COSTS Sector Focus Team.

In 2016 Nicola was appointed to the Civil Justice Council with a remit to represent the specific interests of the insurance industry.

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