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

AIRROC & IRLA – Cross border arbitration seminar – Munich, Germany – 04 October 2016
04/10/2016 - Training
A day of presentations, case study breakouts and arbitration panels using USA, German and UK law (In English). The programme is below and there is no charge for AIRROC and IRLA members to attend. There will be refreshments and... MORE
IRLA AGM & Breakfast Briefing – Update from the regulators – 06 October 2016
06/10/2016 - Briefing
IRLA Annual General Meeting and Breakfast Briefing – Update from the regulators – 6th October 2016 MORE
IRLA Members Networking Session – 06 October 2016
06/10/2016 - Networking
IRLA Members quarterly networking sessions are an informal way of getting together with others from the sector and meeting new people as well as exchanging market news and discovering who is doing what. Non-member guests must be signed in... MORE
IRLA Nationwide – Introduction to the London Insurance Market plus tour of Lloyd’s – 26 October 2016 – SOLD OUT
26/10/2016 - Training
This workshop will appeal to all those who wish to gain a practical understanding and useful working knowledge of this professional environment. This session will: •Provide a basic knowledge of what roles there are in the re/insurance market. •Explain... MORE
IRLA Breakfast Briefing – Riding the capital cycle – 28 October 2016
28/10/2016 - Briefing
Buyers of insurance businesses face many challenges, including how to generate the returns required to satisfy their equity investors and how to balance the capital requirements of regulators in the new economic capital world.  Legacy purchasers have traditionally funded... MORE
IRLA – Where is legacy ‘running-off’ to? – Paris, France – 08 November 2016
08/11/2016 - Training
For this second of IRLA’s continental events we will be exploring and discussing where discontinued business portfolios are going and why.  With the increase of sales by large insurance companies of significant legacy long tail books of business how... 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)

Contact us

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

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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:

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Secretariat Email: secretariat@irla-international.com

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