Global Head of Contentious Risk & Insurances, London
Education and qualifications
Nicola Gillespie is the firm’s Global Head of Contentious Risk & Insurances and a director in the Legal & Risk department in London. Her primary area of focus in the risk management of the firm is managing its global professional indemnity insurance programme and claims, together with all other aspects of liability risk.
Nicola established the Legal & Risk department at Linklaters in 2000 and at that time held the role of Head of Compliance. She set up a dedicated Professional Indemnity Team in the Legal & Risk department in 2008. Nicola previously practised as a dispute resolution lawyer. She is a member of the firm’s Risk Committee.
Nicola is a 30% Club mentor and speaks regularly at conferences on risk and liability issues.