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BILA holds regular seminars on a wide variety of topics of interest to those working in insurance.  All our talks are delivered by legal experts.

Please note all recordings and presentation slide decks are for the sole use of our Members and should not be shared, reproduced, distributed, published or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the British Insurance Law Association.


CPD is sought for all BILA Courses, lectures and presentations. BILA has been granted a CII Continuing Professional Development Event Accreditation licence by the Chartered Insurance Institute. BILA is an Accredited CPD Course Provider with the Bar Standards Board, The Solicitors Regulation Authority and the CII.  Law Society members should quote DTH/BILA when making their claim to the SRA.

Lunchtime Lectures are worth 1 CPD hour.

Upcoming events

28/09/2020 / 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Virtual Speaker Event - Tracing the Test Case - the FCA Judgment

BILA will be continuing its Autumn virtual lecture series on 28 September at 1 pm on ‘Tracing the Test Case’. – A panel discussion on the recent FCA Judgment. Professor Rob Merkin QC will be in conversation with Shirley Beglinger QC, Leigh-Ann Mulcahy QC and Ben Lynch QC. This will undoubtedly be an insightful discussion with leading professionals in the insurance world.

Rob is Professor of Law at the Universities of Exeter and Reading, and Special Counsel at Duncan Cotterill. He is past president of BILA and honorary life president of AIDA. Rob has written widely on insurance and reinsurance matters, and co-edits the Lloyd’s Law Reports. Rob also sits as an arbitrator.

Shirley Beglinger joined Swiss Re in 1988 after a decade in banking and asset management. Her specialties included commercial property and business interruption underwriting, financial lines, and proportional and non-proportional reinsurance structuring and pricing.

Leigh-Ann Mulcahy QC of Fountain Court Chambers (London & Singapore) was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1993, the Bar of the Republic of Ireland in 1998, and was appointed a QC in 2009.

Ben is a highly regarded commercial silk, who has been described in the directories as “a barrister with a frighteningly astute mind, who doesn’t leave any stone unturned”. Ben has a specialist practice in insurance and reinsurance, acting in various landmark cases. He is also an editor of MacGillivray on Insurance Law.

Booking for this event will open shortly