Congress 2017 - slides and gallery to follow

Following the success of the latest Congress in Brighton, we shall be loading the slides and ‘fun bits’ shortly. Delegates can request a password to access the slides but the gallery will be in the public area so enjoy.

2018 dates are confirmed as Monday 14 – Wednesday 16 May 2018 and an early programme will follow soon.

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 Members Networking Session – 08 June 2017
08/06/2017 - 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
Breakfast Briefing – Learning to live with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – it’s here to stay!
09/06/2017 - Training
This breakfast briefing is designed to give attendees an overview of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which becomes applicable in 25 May 2018 and will apply to all companies which are established within the EEA or are... MORE
AMS – PPOs in personal injury claims and the Ogden discount rate
27/06/2017 - Training
An introductory level workshop providing a learning opportunity for both experienced and young professionals to develop their understanding of the uses of lump sum payments versus Periodical Payment Orders (PPOs). Looking at how to reserve, manage payments and administration... MORE
IRLA Academy: Mergers, Acquisitions & other options for finality – 29 June 2017
29/06/2017 - Training
This session is constructed to appeal to a range of senior personnel and interested parties who wish to gain an end to end overview of Mergers & Acquisitions. The content is designed to be of value to those with... MORE
IRLA Summer BBQ Party – 05 July 2017 – REGISTRATION CLOSED
05/07/2017 - Networking
This annual bbq is to welcome members to a new year of participation and is provided free, including bbq food plus 2 drinks per person with a cash bar thereafter. Entry is by pre-registration only and any cancellations should... MORE
Introduction to the London Insurance Market inc Lloyds tour – 05 July 2017
05/07/2017 - 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... 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)



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Insurance bulletin – 19 May 2017... MORE
Dispute Resolution... MORE
Kennedys to merge with US firm... MORE

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