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

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Funds raised by IRLA members to date for Alzheimer’s Research UK and Young Minds


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 Members’ Breakfast Briefing – Winning with procedure – WEBINAR
24/04/2020 - Training
Please note: this briefing will now be a recording. Once the recording has taken place, we will notify you. Target Audience Any level of staff involved in pre-litigation personal injury claims as handlers (EL, PL, RTA, Disease), technical claims... MORE
IRLA Members’ Directors Cut – An informal exchange of information – with wine – Postponed
30/04/2020 - Networking
This event has been postponed and once we have a new date we will let you know. WELCOME DRINK ON ARRIVAL AND ICE BREAKER. There will then be six wines presented by six directors, each a particular favourite. With... MORE
IRLA Academy Training Course – Follow Settlements, Allocation and Aggregation Clauses
04/06/2020 - Training
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 At the end of this session, delegates will have a... MORE
IRLA Link & Learn – Introduction to the London Insurance Market with a tour of Lloyd’s
04/06/2020 - Training
TARGET AUDIENCE This 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
IRLA Members Gin Tasting
04/06/2020 - Networking
This will be IRLA Members first open house gin tasting. There will be a gin cocktail on arrival and 3 gin and tonic shots to taste This event will be initially limited to 2 people per member company, with... MORE
IRLA Members’ Summer BBQ
02/07/2020 - Networking
For the 2nd year we will be returning to The Deck 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

Hints and tips for the new normal... MORE
IRLA – Here to help
  For all of our members and friends, in the coming weeks IRLA will be working to bring you news and knowledge to keep you aware of our activities and that of the legacy market. Our HQ remains open...... MORE
IRLA Breakfast Briefing – Videos
We were delighted to have welcomed Lydia Savill; Hogan Lovells and Graham Ludlam; DAC Beachcroft to speak at the IRLA breakfast briefing “The Spiking Debate“, 24 January 2020. On 30 January 2020, Richard Burrows and Dr Catriona Wolfenden from Weightmans presented at...... MORE
IRLA Professional Writing Skills – new date
Please be advised that this event has been postponed and we have re-scheduled for the 23 September 2020. If you have any questions, please contact secretariat.... MORE
COVID-19 Alert: Latest Analysis for April 1... MORE
AIRROC Spring 2020 Webinar Series – New Dates!... MORE
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COVID-19 Alert: Latest Analysis for March 31... MORE
Legal update | Claimant told not to record medical examination... MORE

Contact us

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