IRLA Christmas opening hours

The office will be closed from Friday 22nd December 2017 and will  re-open on Tuesday 02 January 2018. The office will be open from 10:00 until 15:00 during that week with all calls outside of these hours being recorded and replied to on the next working day. The office will be open between 09:00 and 17:00 as normal from Monday 08 January 2018.

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 Link & Learn: The Legacy Market: Past, Present & Future – Wait list only
24/01/2018 - Training
The legacy market has evolved over decades to become its own distinct sector and vibrant business community. How has it got to where it is today with its multi-million dollar transactions, complicated lawsuits and specific regulation? And what does... MORE
IRLA Members New Year Quiz – 01 February 2018 – SOLD OUT
01/02/2018 - Networking
Teams of 4 to 6 are invited to put their random knowledge to the test. Tickets include a hot buffet and 18 drinks vouchers to be shared amongst your team. MORE
Introduction to the London Insurance Market with Lloyd’s tour – 8 February 2018
08/02/2018 - Training
SUMMARY: This introductory session 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 exist in the re/insurance market.... MORE
Breakfast Briefing – Updates in the occupational disease area
23/03/2018 - Training
This breakfast briefing is to provide attendees with an update on the trends and emerging issues of various forms of personal injury and illness being presented into the marketplace.  The presentation will also address the changing methods of resolving... MORE
Crazy Golf – 27 March 2018 – SOLD OUT
27/03/2018 - Networking
Teams of 4 can enter for this loud and fast evening social. Food and drink will be provided as well as a round of 9 holes on one of the crazy golf greens. There is a cup to be... MORE
IRLA members wine tasting: ‘Whose wine is it anyway?’
17/04/2018 - Networking
There will be an open bar until 18:45 when The Wine Lodge will begin their 3 white/3 red wine flight around unusual places in the world. A selection of food platters will also be served, ending with a prize... 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)

Young Professional



Bank of England
Strengthening accountability: implementing the extension of the SM&CR to insurers and the other amendments... MORE
Costs reform in Scotland – Regulation of Claims Management Companies... MORE
Bank of England
Solvency II: PRA review of model change related processes, policies and reporting... MORE

Contact us

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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


YPG Kim Fulcher:


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Events Craig Oldfield:

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Telephone: +44 (0) 203 362 4233