Bilal Mirza - DAC Beachcroft
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Bilal Mirza

Bilal Mirza

Consultant - Head of Sports Insurance

London - Walbrook

Bilal specialises in Insurance, Sports and Events. He is recognised for his specialist sports insurance and events practice as well as being a leading catastrophic and complex injury lawyer. Bilal leads a team of specialist sports insurance lawyers and delivers industry insight with a particular focus on insurance sports law. His sports law practice includes advising on all insurance related sports matters to include, policy wording, indemnity, liability risk and coverage as well as sports related Litigation, Arbitration and injuries representing and protecting the interest of the clubs, teams, individuals as well as the National Governing Bodies, Corporates and stakeholders. He has a particular focus on working with National Governing Bodies and Corporates on a strategic and commercial basis.

He has over 23 years’ experience advising clients across a range of sectors working with Brokers, Insurers, re-insurers as well as acting directly for National Governing Bodies, County Bodies, Corporates, Clubs, Teams and Unions. Some of his key insurance clients include Aviva, Allianz Global, Bluefin sport.

Whilst taking a tough stance, Bilal, adopts a collaborative and commercial approach and often engages with claimants and third parties at an early stage adopting a proactive and pragmatic approach  working towards the best outcome for all. His sports law experience covers Motorsports, Football, Rugby as well as Horse racing and Athletics and ranges from amateur to professional and elite international level sports participants and events.

Relevant experience includes advising:

  • Bilal has advised on multi million pound catastrophic and complex injury claims He has experience of matters involving PPO’s both stepped and variable  including provisional damages. Notable landmark case of  Ure v Ure 2007 which was the first general insurer PPO settlement case in England.
  • He has advised and worked as part of a project with The FA and leading sports insurance Brokers in establishing a bespoke national football insurance scheme.
  • He has provided strategic advice to National Governing Body in relation to their entire insurance coverage issues and risk and assisted in helping devise a bespoke program of cover to better meet their needs.
  • He has advised an ex-F1 driver and former Toyota motorsports driver on a personal accident PA policy performance clause as well as contractual issues.

Awards / rankings: Bilal has been  recognised  by chambers as “ one to watch”.

Professional memberships: In addition, Bilal is a member of Law in Sports and FOIL. Bilal has an active interest in all things motorsport including motorbikes, karting, rallying and F1. He is an active member of the GRRC motor racing club and had also run his own kart racing team.

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