The winners of the annual Services to Legacy Award and Young Professional of the Year Award were announced at IRLA Congress on Tuesday 11 June 2019 with the titles going to two female lawyers.
The Services to Legacy Award was won by Geraldine Quirk of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. Geraldine is one of the leading experts on portfolio transfer schemes, particularly in the legacy/run-off industry, and has developed a reputation as one of the ‘go to’ lawyers in this area.
The Young Professional of the Year Award was won by Jennifer Connolly, a highly regarded assistant solicitor at Weightmans LLP who is also heavily involved with the IRLA Young Professionals Group.
Congratulations to both of our winners.
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.
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