IRLA Congress 2017

Selling out fast.  Click here for more information


Who We Are

IRLA is the UK market body for insurance and reinsurance legacy management professionals. IRLA is recognised as the voice of the legacy management sector by a wide range of government and market bodies including the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS); the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) as well as the Employers Liability Tracing Office (ELTO). IRLA is also affiliated with several other market associations all the while working with these others to increase benefits to members.

IRLA activities range from industry consultation with government to promotion of the sector’s skills and expertise. In particular, the IRLA Academy provides top quality, competitively priced, training that is fully accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute, one of the world’s premier professional training organisations for the general insurance industry. More recently, IRLA has also established its own, annual awards designed to promote and recognise excellence in legacy management.

Events & Training

IRLA Nationwide: Life Cycle of Long Tail Disease Claims – 28 February 2017
28/02/2017 - Training
These workshops will appeal to all those who wish to gain a practical understanding and useful working knowledge of elements within their professional environment. This session will: • Explain where disease claims sit within the legal framework. • Discuss... MORE
IRLA Nationwide: Understanding Insurance Contract Wordings – 28 February 2017
28/02/2017 - Training
This workshop is designed to give an overview of the structure, terms and conditions of commercial insurance contract wordings. There is an emphasis on the emphasis on the effect of wordings in legacy and run-off situations.  It will allow... MORE
IRLA Members Crazy Golf Event – 21 March 2017 – SOLD OUT (email Secretariat to be added to the wait list)
21/03/2017 - Networking
Members are invited to register teams of 4 for our Spring social event Venue: Swingers – the Crazy Golf Club, 8 Brown’s Buildings (between Bury Street & St Mary Axe), London, EC3A 8AL. The ticket price includes a 9... MORE
IRLA Nationwide: Introduction to the London Insurance Market and Lloyd’s tour – 30 March 2017
30/03/2017 - Training
This session will: • Provide a basic knowledge of what roles there are in the re/insurance market. • Explain the regulatory and commercial environment. • Demonstrate how Lloyd’s and insurance companies function in the subscription market. MORE
IRLA Nationwide: Cyber Insights: basics, at home and in business – 26 April 2017
26/04/2017 - Training
This workshop will appeal to compliance officers, team leaders, claims adjusters, project managers and everyone who needs to understand what there is to lose following from a serious data breach. The session will: •• Present delegates with a breach... MORE
IRLA Annual Congress 08-10 May 2017
08/05/2017 - Congress
For the sixth year IRLA will be at The Grand Hotel, Brighton* for a spread of presentations, meetings, networking and information sharing, the tickets will be available for Monday- Wednesday (3 days/2 nights) or Tuesday- Wednesday (2 days/1 night).... MORE

Why Join?

Market representation
...and promotion of the interests of legacy professionals to other sector bodies, government and regulators.
Helping insurance and reinsurance legacy professionals
Networking - sharing expertise and best practice - enhancing learning and innovating.
IRLA Academy
CPD accredited technical insurance and reinsurance briefings and workshops.
IRLA Young Professionals Group (YPG)
For those under 35 or new to and working in the (re)insurance legacy sector.
Industry Events
Annual members’ dinner & industry awards – annual congress – social events and networking opportunities.
Membership discounts
E-membership discount card which can be used at a selection of venues and for a number of publications.

Membership Categories

IRLA welcomes applications for Affiliate membership for which an application must be submitted to the Board of Directors. Other trade associations and market bodies may apply to the Board of Directors for consideration of this honorary membership.

Full membership £1,750+VAT

  • unlimited number of employees and staff of purchased companies
  • free membership of the IRLA Young Professionals Group (YPG)
  • any employee can put themselves forward for a working party or sub-committee
  • representative can be put forward to sit on the Board of Directors
  • vote on any proposed changes to the Association
  • access to member discounts

Associate membership £525+VAT

  • for companies with 9 or less staff based in the UK and all companies based entirely overseas
  • 9 named members
  • free membership of the IRLA Young Professionals Group (YPG)
  • any of those 9 employees can put themselves forward for a working party or sub-committee
  • representative can be put forward to sit on the Board of Directors
  • access to member discounts

Sole Trader Membership £195+VAT

  • for sole traders and individuals operating consultancies
  • can put yourself forward for a working party or sub-committee
  • can put yourself forward to sit on the Board of Directors
  • access to member discounts

Young Professional Membership £150+VAT

  • for students, trainees and those with less than 5 years in the industry
  • can put yourself forward for a working party
  • access to member discounts

(where you belong to a non-member company)



Insurance legal update – Personal Injury Reforms... MORE
Holman Fenwick Willan
Insurance Bulletin... MORE
Carter Perry Bailey
Maccaferri’s construction of notification clause accepted by court of appeal... MORE

Contact us

Company Secretarial
Secretariat, L&D and events
Robina Wilkes
Finance and Membership

Secretariat service is provided by AMS (Outsourcing) Services Ltd.

Secretariat source the news for the website, the e-circulars and the newsletters. Please send anything that you would wish us to include via any of the above methods. A pdf version is the preferred option for any story.

The office is manned 5 days a week, 9.00 until 17.00 and you can be in direct contact with a team member via any of the following methods:

Skype: ams-secretariat

Secretariat Email:

Events Team Email

For more information about Secretariat and the Events team, please visit their website or

Telephone: +44 (0) 203 362 4233