IRLA Congress 18 - 20 May 2020

Full events tickets are now available, please see the events and training page to book your place

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.

Events & Training

IRLA Briefing – An end to Part VII transfers? – Sold out
16/12/2019 - Training
Target Audience All legal and financial staff who are involved in the negotiation and implementation of finality solutions within the insurance and reinsurance market should attend this session to hear about the recent case of Prudential Insurance Company and... MORE
IRLA Members Breakfast Briefing – The Spiking debate
24/01/2020 - Training
Target Audience All legal, claims, actuarial, financial, reserving and technical staff that are involved with re/insurance coverage and reserves should attend to hear about the Court of Appeal decision on the doctrine of good faith, in that it requires... MORE
IRLA Members’ New Year Quiz night – 1 table left
30/01/2020 - Networking
Teams of up to 6 are invited to put their random knowledge to the test. Tickets cover a hot buffet and 18 drinks vouchers to be shared amongst your team. MORE
IRLA Academy Training Course – Professional writing skills
24/03/2020 - Training
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 level of business case reports and the sharing of knowledge,... MORE
IRLA Link & Learn Session: Introduction to the London insurance Market inc Lloyds tour
24/03/2020 - Training
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, training and facilities. If delegates wish to know more about... MORE
IRLA Members’ Crazy golf
24/03/2020 - Networking
At least three drinks per person included and a selection of food platters will be served. A cash bar will also be available. Tickets are £190 per team of 4. Team places are limited. 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 £2,140 incl’ 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 £640 incl’ 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 £240 incl’ 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 £180 incl’ 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


Market News

IRLA newsletter
December 2019, Issue 2... MORE
AIRROC announcement
David Scasbrook Named AIRROC Person of the Year for 2019... MORE
Human assets in legacy transfer
While media coverage tends to focus on structure and reserve quantum, talent is the cornerstone of a successful legacy business transfer, Stephen Roberts, Head of claims at RiverStone Europe.... MORE
IRLA Press release
IRLA takes on Legacy Committee with backing of membership... MORE
IRLA newsletter
December 2019, Issue 2... MORE
Three Potential Landmines for Insurtechs Becoming Full-Stack Insurance Companies... MORE
Chartered Insurance Institute – CII
Living a financially resilient life in the UK... MORE
RiverStone Management
Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Company, Ltd. – RiverStone Insurance (UK) Limited Insurance Business Transfer... MORE
November 2019 Newsletter... MORE
BC Legal

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