NEW DATE - Legacy 20/20 Vision, Brighton Congress 23-25 November 2020

A5 programme

Due to the changing Government guidelines we have moved our annual Brighton Congress to November. With the British summer being what it is the weather shouldn’t be worse! IRLA would like to thank all of our suppliers that work on this event for being so pragmatic and supportive – more of which to follow. Click here for an update

We have sold out of Full events tickets, however, you can book day tickets. Please contact secretariat for more details and to register.

We are fund raising for Alzheimer’s Research UK and Young Minds, see our justgiving page here.

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 (click here to see IRLA on the CIIs  list of CPD accredited training), 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.

You can view IRLA’s 2019 Annual Report here.

IRLA are fund raising for Alzheimer’s Research UK and Young Minds during 2019 and 2020, you can donate on IRLA’s team page here.


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Events & Training

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IRLA Academy Training Course – Professional Writing Skills

TARGET AUDIENCE This workshop is aimed at anyone who feels that their professional writing skills could be improved with guidance and practice. LEARNING OBJECTIVES All professional roles require a......

23 Sep 2020

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IRLA Link & Learn Session: Introduction to the London Insurance Market inc Lloyds tour

The introduction course will appeal to those who are new to the industry, or who are employed in areas unrelated to the insurance process, such as analysts, accountants, HR,......

23 Sep 2020

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IRLA Members’ Golf day

ARRIVE FROM 09:30 for COFFEE and BACON ROLLS. Start the day off with a welcome breakfast. TEE OFF FROM 10:30 am BBQ AND PRIZES 16:00 TEAM COMPETITION Dave Scasbrook Challenge......

24 Sep 2020

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IRLA International Legacy Seminar – 2020, An extraordinary year – what can we expect in the Continental Europe legacy market?

TARGET AUDIENCE Anyone who deals with discontinued portfolios, legacy books, transfers, sales/purchases, or has an interest in the processes of in-force (run-off) business should attend this seminar as we......

05 Oct 2020

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IRLA Academy Training Course – Follow Settlements, Allocation and Aggregation Clauses – Holding Date

TARGET AUDIENCE This workshop will appeal to in-house lawyers as well as all claims, reinsurance and related professional staff, particularly those involved in reinsurance claims and collections. LEARNING OBJECTIVES......

12 Nov 2020

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Legacy 20/20 vision – Congress

We will be returning to The Grand, Brighton for the eighth year running for our biggest and most exciting conference to date.  The 3-day conference will feature market updates,......

23 Nov 2020

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 Categories

Full Member (Corporate)  £2,172 incl’ VAT

Can register for benefits an unlimited number of employees
Once registered employees can –

  • request free memberships of the Young Professionals Group (YPG)
  • attend around 12 hours free CPD training in the membership year
  • attend at no extra cost all open social events during the membership year
  • obtain discounts for attendance at paying professional training courses arranged by IRLA
  • obtain priority booking and discounts for attendance at paying social team events
  • put themselves forward for a working party or sub-committee
  • can be nominated to sit on the Board of Directors
  • vote on all and any proposed changes to the Association M&As

Associate (overseas) membership £650 incl’ VAT

Can register up to 9 staff for the following  –

  • free memberships of the IRLA Young Professionals Group (YPG)
  • access around 6 hours free CPD training (video briefings)  in the membership year
  • attend at no extra cost all open social events during the membership year
  • all professional training arranged by IRLA will attract a discount for the registered members
  • all paying social team events will attract a discount for the registered members
  • put themselves forward for a working party or sub-committee

Other parties

Sole Trader £244 incl’ VAT

For sole traders and individuals operating consultancies

Young Professional Group £183 incl’ VAT

For students, trainees and those with less than 5 years in the industry and not belonging to z Full Member company


These will be considered on an individual basis by the Board.

Contact us

The Secretariat and Events 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 following routes. A pdf version is the preferred option for any item included on the website.

The office is manned Monday - Thursday, 08:00 until 16:00 and you can be in direct contact with a team member via any of the following methods:

Telephone: +44 (0) 203 026 3336



Events registration

Events management Craig Oldfield:

General enquiries Dawn Rutherford

Skype: ams-secretariat

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