BILA is a unique organisation, its membership being drawn from insurers, insurance brokers and other intermediaries, academic lawyers, solicitors and barristers. In addition to UK members, there are many from all over the world. BILA is not only a domestic organisation, it is also the British Chapter of Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances (AIDA) and is an active participant in all the activities of AIDA including its quadrennial world congress.
BILA holds accredited (CPD) talks and conferences on insurance law topics, often with speakers from overseas. It produces technical papers on a wide range of subjects for various bodies, including Government and Law Reform Commissions. BILA also annually publishes a Journal, which contains articles of interest to insurance practitioners.
As the organiser of the London Colloquia, which are held every two to three years, BILA has not only been host to insurers and insurance lawyers from all over the world, but has been responsible for initiating many changes to the world of insurance.
BILA's Charitable Trust was created to help encourage and support those engaged in studying or researching the inter relationship between insurance and law.
BILA DOES NOT GIVE ADVICE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, NOR DOES IT MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS AND/OR ENDORSE LAW FIRMS AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS WHO MAY FROM TIME TO TIME BE MEMBERS OF BILA.