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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. 


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

31/10/2019 / 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm BREXIT AND BEYOND: THE FUTURE OF THE LONDON INSURANCE MARKET AFTER BREXIT The Old Library, Lloyds, London

Brexit Day is currently scheduled for 31 October 2019, although it remains open to question whether, when and on what terms Brexit will take place.

BILA has assembled a group of expert speakers to discuss the future of the London Market after Brexit.  They will look at:

  • The London Market’s actions to date and whether they suffice:
    • New EU carriers/Part VII transfers/UK branches/broker restructuring.
    • Have policyholders been prejudiced?
    • How has Brexit affected international open market placements into the UK?
    • Issues arising from Part VII transfers. What are the alternatives?
    • How is London Market business to be serviced?
    • Where will disputes be heard? Will UK law and courts lose out?
    • Will it matter if the UK exits without a deal?
  • After Brexit: new ways of conducting business; technology; and new legal and regulatory structures.
    • The index linked securities market – does the UK’s legal infrastructure respond and can it be improved? Will English law be used in contracts? Where/how (court or arbitration) will disputes be heard? Does Brexit affect the developing ILS market?
    • Products sold via the internet – how does law and jurisdiction work with cross border sales? How can English law and dispute resolution processes stay in the lead?
    • Large international open market placements – what long term effects will Brexit have? How should London remain a hub?
    • Regulation of London carriers and brokers – can this be improved or streamlined post Brexit? Which EU regulations/directives can be improved to make London more attractive? How can the regulators assist London to remain a hub?

Speakers include:

David Kendall – Partner, Cooley

John Abramson – General Counsel, Travelers

James Smethurst – Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Clarissa Franks – Managing Director, Marsh

Nigel Brook – Partner, Clyde & Co

Professor James Davey – Professor of Contract and Commercial Law, University of Southampton

Clare Swirski – International Consultant, Debevoise & Plimpton

Malcolm Newman – Managing Director, SCOR SE EMEA Hub

Noona Barlow – UK Head of Claims, AIG

Rob Lumley – Director and Co-Founder, Insurtech Gateway

Venue: Lloyd’s Old Library

Registration: 15:00

Conference start: 15:30

Drinks: 17:45 – 19:00