Catherine Winch

5 days and counting down

Our runners continue to stretch, warm up, run and limp their way towards the London Marathon on October 2nd.

One of our runners, Chris Woolener, is a bit of star when it comes to physical exertion having completed in 2022 several marathons and tri-athletic competitions as well as working as a Physical Trainer and being the single father of a very active young daughter.

Chris has experienced what it is like without the right support and couldn’t wait to help us raise funds for a cause that is seriously under recognised and yet could make such a difference to so many. Sometimes all you need is someone to listen.

So this is our last call out for your kindness to contribute £10, or more, to our fund raising. You can do that here.

PS we still have the following auction items that you can bid on:

Band (for an evening)                                                                                           £250
Cheltenham Festival 2023 x 2                                                                              £250
Goodwood golf & lunch with J Fair                                                                       £200
Richmond Beginners golf & lunch x 2                                                                   £200


IRLA marked the return of the annual insurance rendezvous in Monte Carlo with a capacity attendance for their early morning panel of advisers and acquirers talking about how the market is Delivering Legacy Solutions to Live Insurers.

Please click here for a press release.

We were fortunate to be able to record the panel presentation, please click here to access the video

A hole in one!

Gary Crowley of Compre, got a hole in one on the third hole.  Traditionally, this player would buy a round of drinks, however, Gary has donated £150 instead to IRLAs 2022 charity the NAS (National Autistic Society). Thank you Gary

IRLA Golf day result

Davies First Team – again.

Pictured is left to right – Andy Gregory, Steve Goate being presented with the Dave Scasbrook Memorial Cup, (sponsored by Swiss Re) by Josh Scasbrook, along with Doug Barker and Danny Grainger. Congratulations go to them all.

We have had fantastic feedback so far regarding the new golf course and food – and it didn’t rain!

Eversheds Sutherland makes significant Financial Services Disputes hire

Insurance professional Mark Everiss joins the firm as partner

IRLA Media release

Appointments to Association governance

PwC Non-life insurance run-off deals H1 2022 review

Highlights include:

  • 18 deals announced in the first half of the year, slightly outperforming the 16 deals announced in the same period in 2021.
  • $5.4bn disclosed gross liabilities transacted, a $1.6bn increase compared to H1 2021.
  • 10 different acquirers have transacted during H1 2022.
  • 5 disclosed types of liabilities transacting with Property and Casualty, General Liability and Workers Compensation the most prominent.
  • A variety of transaction structures have been executed including ADCs, LPTs, RITCs, novations and share sales.
LMAG presentation

IRLA’s board director Paul Corver said

“I was pleased to be asked to participate on a panel discussing all aspects of legacy and presenting to the London Market Actuaries Group.  Even more pleased to have done this in person in the Old Library at Lloyd’s”

Clyde & Co

NICE approves use of nivolumab and ipilimumab as first-line treatment for mesothelioma

London Marathon – IRLA have their runners!

Thank you to everyone who showed interest in running the London Marathon on behalf of National Autistic Society.

The runners are: Simon Baker (NRF), Matt Came (PwC), Chris Woolner (IRLA/AMS), Sara Askew, Jonathan Marion, Eva Rurlander and Michael Biltoo (Kennedys).

We would like to wish them lots of luck and if you would like to sponsor them, please click here: IRLA International is fundraising for National Autistic Society (


Stronger Together – Weightmans and RadcliffesLeBrasseur merge

Asbestos and other legacy liabilities: An alternative approach to bankruptcy – LIVE webinar

If your company or clients have legacy liabilities that they seek to divest or you wish to learn more about divesting legacy liabilities, we invite you to attend a live webinar.

Learn how your liabilities may not be so inseparable with proper structuring. Hear why now is the best time to act. Discover multiple strategies to address your risk exposures.

Join us in one week with senior leaders from Blank Rome, FARA Recovery, and Milliman on:

Wednesday, June 15th at 12pm Eastern Time


Congress 2022 Wrap Up

Congress Day 1

Monday started with breakout sessions, opening with a passionate argument for legacy claims teams, followed by an informal and informative session on asbestos. The main hall was busy when we covered both operational resilience and investor perspectives. We also welcomed a dozen delegates who arrived by bicycle from London, including former IRLA Director Simon Barnes, raising funds for IRLA’s 2022 chosen charity, the National Autistic Society (“NAS”). Total raised so far will follow.  On Monday evening delegates enjoyed informal drinks, a karaoke room, and a trip up the i360 and the witnessing of a successful marriage proposal (not Congress delegates) whilst taking in the amazing view!

Congress Day 2

Tuesday commenced with an uplifting talk from our guest speaker, Mandy Hickson, who was the UK’s first female jet fighter pilot. For many this was the Congress peak and we are thinking of charging for starting a fan club. Delegates then heard the experienced views of a strong panel of CEOs before celebrating Nicola Gaisford of RQIH being presented with IRLA’s Young Professional of the Year Award. Following an eye-opening presentation on AI, and a lively regulatory discussion, the highlight of the afternoon was a very insightful, illuminating and powerful session with the NAS. The evening hosted a very successful Gala Dinner with 300 diners all being served a delicious three courses. Being by the sea, fresh fish was on the menu.

Congress Day 3

Wednesday morning we heard Stephen Roberts’s final address as Chairman of IRLA and this segued into a session from the IRLA Young Professionals Group, with informative sessions on both emerging claims trends and views on future legacy. It also featured guest speaker Dr Katherine Daniels educating us on the safe disposal of waste products from a geological perspective. Currently the UK has no dangerous nuclear waste stored, but this is an area that can come back and haunt insurers. Thank you to all who contributed to make this such a lively and collaborative event.

We will reconvene again on 8-10 May 2023 and pre-booking is open, please email

Clyde & Co and BLM agree merger

Global law firm Clyde & Co and UK-headquartered law firm BLM have agreed to a merger following a vote in favour by partners at both firms.

Legacy Solutions – R&Q

Paul Corver of R&Q identifies the changes the firm has witnessed over the last decade in the run-off space.

Media Release

Appointment to Association Board

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EU Version of DIP Financing – discussion in light of the US Framework

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A recap of IRLA Congress 2021 – A roll of the dice

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