Specialist dispute resolution lawyer with particular expertise in insurance, IT and telecoms, mediation and arbitration
Nicola joined the dispute resolution team at asb law in 2014 as an Associate.
Having previously spent ten years with Stevens & Bolton LLP, with whom she completed her training contract, Nicola has extensive experience of handling a wide range of business, contractual and insurance issues. She has dealt with large scale litigation, injunctions, adjudications and arbitrations.
A member of BILA (British Insurance Lawyers Association), Nicola applies her specialist knowledge of the insurance industry in the continued growth of asb’s established insurance sector offering. She also has significant experience of advising on construction disputes.
Prior to joining asb law, Nicola worked for an international security solutions provider in South East Asia as in-house counsel for two and a half years. She advised on a range of legal and commercial matters, both contentious and non contentious, and was heavily involved in business development. As such, she has first hand experience of the daily issues experienced by General Counsel.
Areas of expertise:
- IT and telecommunications
- Construction disputes
Year of qualification: 2004
In the real world . . . Nicola has a passion for art and culture, and embraces opportunities to practise languages (being fluent in French and German). She also enjoys kick-boxing, cooking, going to music concerts, and spending time with friends and family.
What our clients say...
"I couldn’t do my job without the support of Nicola…She is practical and has a no nonsense common sense approach to matters that means once I have given her instructions I can be completely confident that she is “on it” and I can forget about it, until she needs something from me again. In my extremely full on schedule such support cannot be overestimated. A trusted pair of safe hands is what every GC needs, and Nicola is my external safe pair of hands."
Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, large corporate client
"Nicola provides both knowledgeable and pragmatic legal advice plus clearly works very hard for her clients."
Deputy Group General Counsel, large corporate client
What the legal directories say...
(Nicola Billen) brilliant, capable and tenacious lawyer who absolutely gets her clients' needs and will fight 100% on our behalf all of the time.
A client, Chambers & Partners 2018