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BILA Book Prize

The Trustees of the British Insurance Law Association Charitable Trust have established a prize known as the “British Insurance Law Association Book Prize”. The Prize of £1,000 is available to be awarded annually to the author (or joint authors) of a published work constituting in the opinion of the Trustees the most notable contribution to literature in the field of law as it affects insurance.

How to apply / eligibility

To qualify for the prize the work must first have been published in the English Language in the calendar year immediately preceding the year in which the prize is to be awarded.

Authors wishing to have their work considered for the Prize should apply in writing to Ms Alison Green, BILA Trustee c/o 2 Temple Gardens, Temple, London EC4Y 9AY before 30th April in the year following publication, submitting one copy of their work.

The Trustees in their absolute discretion may decide that the prize shall not be awarded in any year and the decision of the Trustees on any matter relating to the Prize shall be final.

Winner of the 2018 BILA Book Prize

At the British Insurance Law Association’s AGM held on 29 October 2018, in the Presentation Rooms on Gallery 11 at Lloyd’s, Alison Green, Chair of the BILA Charitable Trust presented the award of the 2018 BILA Book Prize to Dr Ayşegül Bugra, Assistant Professor of Transport and Insurance Law and Director of the Dr. Nüsret-Semahat Arsel International Business Law Implementation and Research Center (NASAMER) at Koç University Law School in Istanbul.

The award was for her publication:

( L to R: Alison Green, Chair, BILA Charitable Trust; Dr Ayşegűl Bugra; Amy Jones, Informa Law from Routledge)

The book is available to order by all BILA members who will enjoy a 20% discount as they do on all Informa Law from Routledge books, by clicking here 

Previous winners


Chinese Insurance Contracts – Law and Practice by Prof Zhen Jing – Informa Law from Routledge


The Law of Motor Insurance by Prof Robert Merkin QC and Maggie Hemsworth – Sweet & Maxwell


Marine Insurance Fraud by Baris Soyer – Informa


Lloyd’s: Law and Practice by Julian Burling – Informa Law


Research Handbook on International Insurance Law & Regulation edited by Julian Burling and Kevin Lazarus – Edward Elgar


Joint Winners: 

  • Liability Insurance in International Arbitration: The Bermuda Form, 2nd Edition, by Richard 
    Jacobs QC, Paul Stanley QC and Lorelie S. Masters – Hart Publishing
  • The Bermuda Form: Interpretation and Dispute Resolution of Excess Liability Insurance by David Scorey, Richard Geddes and Chris Harris – OUP


Dr. Judith P. Summer for Insurance Law & the Financial Ombudsman Service – Informa


John Dunt of Clyde & Co for “Marine Cargo Insurance” – Lloyd’s List/Informa