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Benefits of membership

Full lecture programme throughout the year, and occasional half-day conferences.

High quality presentations by, and panel discussions involving, barristers, solicitors, in-house counsel, academics, regulators, insurers, brokers and other professionals connected to insurance.

Lectures often delivered via Zoom. Some held in-person. Whether on Zoom or in-person, lectures and conference seminars are recorded for play-back in the members-only area of the BILA website. Slides and other supporting materials are also accessible in the members-only area.

UK law is the main focus. But subjects often include foreign law and foreign insurance markets.

BILA Journal: accessible to members only on the BILA website. And a fully searchable archive of all past BILA Journal materials dating back to 1964

Debate on topical issues and areas of potential reform.

BILA’s vibrant Young Professionals group provides events targeted at younger members – for education and for networking within the world of insurance and insurance legal practice.

Discounts: occasional discounts provided by publishers.

AIDA (International Insurance Law Association). Through AIDA, BILA members can directly:

  • participate in all the regular events and activities, which include webinars/meetings of AIDA’s 13 active working parties, AIDA’s World Congresses, calls for papers and other initiatives.
  • engage in the activities of AIDA Europe: conferences, calls for papers, webinars and special activities directed at in-house counsel, young professionals and academics.
  • network, collaborate and learn from contact with industry and legal professionals at all levels across several thousand members within AIDA’s composite membership; and
  • benefit from close connections with neighbouring European AIDA National Chapters, and counterparts in English-speaking common law jurisdictions, especially Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.

Subscription and Eligibility

Under Subscription, members contribute an annual fee, vital for sustaining our mission. Rates vary for Individual, Student, and Corporate Members, with flexibility for those joining between January and March.

Eligibility criteria ensure inclusivity, welcoming legal professionals, academics, institutions, and corporate bodies with interests in insurance. This extends to diploma-holders from recognized institutions. The Committee may also admit other insurance enthusiasts. Our straightforward online application process fosters accessibility, uniting a diverse community passionate about insurance law.


The subscription shall be such sum as shall be fixed from time to time by the Association in General Meeting. All subscriptions shall become due on joining and thereafter on the first day of March in every year. The present rates of subscription for membership are as follows:

  • Individual Members : £100
  • Student members : £45
  • Corporate Members : £420 up to five nominees and see the Join BILA page for other rates; for additional nominees please contact the Secretariat by email or telephone 01787 221295
  • Academic Institutions: please contact the Secretariat as above

Anyone making application to join BILA between 1 January and 1 March will at the discretion of the Committee not be expected to tender any subscription for the two months of the expiring subscription year.


  1. The following shall be eligible for membership:
    • any person with academic or professional legal qualifications, or engaged in teaching or research in insurance law, who in the opinion of the Committee is sufficiently connected with, or interested in, insurance;
    • any person who is a diploma-holder of the Chartered Insurance Institute, the Institute of Actuaries, the Faculty of Actuaries, the British Insurance and Investment Brokers Association or any other such body as the Committee may think fit;
    • Insurers, Insurance Associations, Firms of Insurance Brokers, Adjusters, Solicitors and any other corporate body, organisation or partnership which, in the opinion of the Committee, has sufficient connection with or interest in insurance (hereinafter referred to as a ‘Corporate Member’);
    • any academic institution and designated current members or affiliates thereof (hereinafter referred to as an ‘Academic Institution’).
  2. The Committee may also at its discretion admit to membership other persons engaged in insurance of any kind.
  3. Applications for membership shall be completed online and shall be subject to approval by the Committee. In the case of a Corporate Member, the application shall be in the name of the corporate body, organisation or partnership. In the case of an Academic Institution, the application shall be in the name of the Academic Institution.
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