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Dedicated to insurance law in the UK

BILA is a unique organisation, its membership being drawn from insurers, insurance brokers and other intermediaries, academic lawyers, solicitors and barristers.

Join BILA Member Benefits

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 is the UK National Chapter of the Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances (AIDA), a not-for-profit organisation founded in 1960 with the aim, through international collaboration, of promoting knowledge of international and national insurance law and related matters of interest.

Upcoming events

BILA offers members access to an impressive programme of in person and virtual events all year round, including our annual conference. Bringing together key stakeholders, opinion formers and experts, these events allow members to make valuable connections as well as the opportunity to debate and learn about current legal issues within the realm of insurance law.

BILA Young Professionals Wine Tasting Event
25/04/2024 / 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Fenchurch’s London Office, London

In person event – cost £15.00 per person

We are delighted to invite you to BILA Young Professionals wine tasting and networking event. This is a ticketed event with limited spaces, so ensure you book your place(s) now if this is something that interests you.

Kindly hosted and sponsored by Fenchurch Law.

International Insurance Claims In The Post-Brussels Regulation Era: What Is The Jurisdiction Of The English Courts?
14/05/2024 / 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Virtual Lecture

This talk is about the English court’s jurisdiction with regard to claims against insurers where there is an international element either because one or both of the parties is outside the jurisdiction,  or the event giving rise to the claim occurred outside the jurisdiction  or a combination of all one or more of those factors.

Dishonesty and aggregation after Discovery Land v AXIS
18/06/2024 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Virtual Seminar


Zoe Burge acted for AXIS in its defence of Discovery Land’s claim against it brought pursuant to the Third Party Rights Against Insurers Act 2010. Somewhat unhappily for insurers, it is now the leading case on the interpretation of the dishonesty exclusion and aggregation wording in a solicitors PII policy.

The BILA Journal

The BILA Journal (“Journal”) is the official journal of the Association. The Journal was first launched in 1964 and has been published regularly since then.

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Latest news

2023 BILA Journal Article Prize Winner

2023 BILA Journal Article Prize Winner

At a prize-giving ceremony on 15th November 2023, Professor Miriam Goldby, BILA’s Journal Editor was pleased to award the 2023…

BILA Book Prize Winner 2023

BILA Book Prize Winner 2023

The 2023 BILA book prize was announced on 15 November 2023 in the Old Library at Lloyd’s, prior to a…

Well Done Christine!

Well done Christine!

Well done Christine! BILA were thrilled to see past chair and current committee member, Christine Williams take part in this…

Winner Of The 2020 BILA Book Prize

Winner of the 2020 BILA Book Prize

Following the British Insurance Law Association’s AGM held virtually on 22 October 2020, Alison Green, Chair of the BILA Charitable…

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