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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 by email to Ms Alison Green, BILA Trustee trust@bila.org.uk 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.

Winners of the 2021 BILA Book Prize

Ahead of the British Insurance Law Association’s Annual Update and AGM held virtually on 13 October 2021, Alison Green, Chair of the BILA Charitable Trust, announced the award of the 2021 BILA Book Prize to two equally deserving winners for their outstanding work

Dr Franziska Arnold-Dwyer for her book, “Insurance Interest and the Law”

Dr Ayça Uçar’s for her book “Perils of the Seas and Inherent Vice in Marine Insurance Law”

“Alison Green, Chair of the BILA Charitable Trust, congratulated the authors on producing such well written books, which considered in some depth recent developments in two different areas of insurance law. She also thanked her fellow trustees, Tim Hardy and Professor Rob Merkin QC for their contribution to the Charitable Trust.”




Previous winners


‘Data Profiling and Insurance Law’ by Brendan McGurk


Construction Professional Indemnity Insurance by Paul Reed QC, published by Sweet & Maxwell


Insurance Law Implications of Delay in Maritime Transport – by Dr Aysegul Bugra – Informa Law from Routledge


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