Frequently asked questions

If you have a specific question you’d like to ask or reqire further information you can call the UK office on +44 7464 113651 and ask for Catherine Winch or send an email to

What is IRLA?

IRLA is an exciting and dynamic platform for insurance and reinsurance legacy professionals from the UK, European and worldwide markets, to network, share expertise and best practice, enhance learning and continue to innovate.

Why should my company join IRLA?

There are some great benefits to becoming a member of IRLA including top quality, competitively priced training that follows the accreditation levels suggested by the Chartered Insurance Institute as well as fantastic networking opportunities throughout the year. Please click here for more information.

How can my company join IRLA?

Please visit the Join Now page to find out about the various membership categories. Then select the relevant 'Join Now' button to view and print a membership form. Once you have completed the application form, send it via email to You will be sent an invoice and once payment has been received – there is a 28 day limit – your membership will commence.

How much is annual membership of the association?

The investment in staff training, frequent legacy news reports, current and relevant knowledge as well as connectivity for all those registered with us starts from as little as £835 including VAT.

Please click here to see all of our membership fees.

My company are Associate Members, how am I included in that membership?

Associate Membership includes 9 named staff, if you are 1 of those staff, you are automatically a member. If you are not, you will need to speak to your internal IRLA main contact. If you do not know who your Main Contact is please contact us in the office.

My company is a Full Member does that automatically make me a member?

Yes – all employees of a Full Member company can be included in the corporate membership. To check if you are listed as a member contact

When are the 2024 membership fees to be paid and when will I be notified?

Notification of fees will be sent to you by email on 1 March. Fees should be paid within 30 days to retain your benefits which cover the 12 month period from 1 April. Membership will however end 30 days after the due date is missed. 

How we manage our subscriptions

As with so many other organisations and membership bodies, we are mindful of increased costs for all of our activities and administrative responsibilities. The Board has chosen to restrict the 2024 increase to 5% rather than the inflation levels in celebration of our 25th Anniversary.

In addition, we are providing more events, activities and opportunities than ever before – all of which come with a price tag. 

We hope you will see huge value in these, whether it be our Congress, our Future Leaders Programme, or being able to share your stories through our social media and our podcast.

You can expect a lot from IRLA in 2024. 

How do I know if I should be an Associate or Full member?

The Associate category is meant for boutique smaller organisations on the periphery of legacy and of no more than 9 members, or based overseas only, therefore unable to take full advantage of all of our member benefits.

Multi-national companies, irrelevant of legacy department size, are classified as Full Members. 

How do I upgrade my membership from Associate to Full?

No problem at all. Simply renew at the Full status this year, and alert us of your intention by emailing You can also upgrade at any point in the year. For the major players in the legacy market we offer a Platinum Supporter category and to apply for this please contact 

Who organises your events?

All events are managed by AMS (Outsourcing) Services Limited. Please visit for more information and to meet the team or email us at

Training content is created by members of the board and member volunteers. 

Where do I find out about CPD training?

All of our training sessions warrant CPD time as we follow a criteria set in place by the Chartered Insurance Institute. You can access a full list of courses by visiting our events & training page. Each event clearly states the number of CPD hours available both on the event page and the programme. 

Is there a limit to the number of delegates from the same member company at any one event?

We will sometimes need to limit the number of delegates from each member company, particularly if the capacity is small and it will be 1 if you are a Sole Trader, 2 for an Associate and 4 for Full Members. However, this will always be made clear on the programme, and we always try to accommodate members who take priority over non-members. 

Do I have to be a voting member to attend the IRLA AGM?

The IRLA Annual General Meeting is open to ALL members. The AGM is always followed by an update from our regulators, so a useful thing to attend. If you are not a Full Member (voting member) this does not prevent you from (a) nominating a director, (b) volunteering for a committee, or (c) proposing activities for IRLA. 

Can I still attend IRLA events if I choose not to be a member?

Yes, in some cases if you are invited by a member. Or if we are having an open session.

Otherwise, you will be charged more per person, and your potential to attend is subject to availability as we prioritise members. 

If I have to cancel my place at a paying event , what are my options?

Payments must be made to Insurance & Reinsurance Legacy Association Limited by BACS prior to booking confirmation. 

If monies are not received by the due date the booking will automatically be released. 

Transfers will not be permitted any later than 48 hours prior to the event. In the event of cancellation less than 48 hours, or any non-attendance, for whatever  reason, all monies will remain due. 

Non-refundable deposits will be lost if either the balance of monies has not been paid by the due date, or a cancellation/no-show occurs. 

If the cancellation of any IRLA event occurs due to circumstances beyond the control of IRLA, any monies paid by delegates will not be refundable (and any monies due from delegates will remain due) to the extent that IRLA has paid or has committed to pay the costs of running the event and cannot itself obtain reimbursement. 

In all circumstances where delegate interest exists IRLA will attempt to run the event once again. IRLA is not responsible for any travel or other costs incurred by delegates. NO liability is assumed by IRLA for changes in the programme date, content, speakers or venue.

What are your office opening hours?

The Secretariat office operates between 08:00 and 18:00 Monday to Thursday.

Can I add my company news to the IRLA website?

We welcome any news items from members, please email anything that you would like us to include on our website to A pdf document is preferred. Or watch out for our invites from our communications team.

How do I become more involved with IRLA and its aims?

Please email if you would like to get more involved in any of our activities; we always need more volunteers. Alternatively call us on +44 (0) 7464 113651. Don’t forget to follow our company pages on LinkedIn

As a member, what other ways can I promote or optimise awareness of my business and activities I’m involved in?

Our communications team would love to hear from you. Please feel free to email Debbie at who leads on our communications outreach and is always looking for stories for our social media, or to take to the press about what is happening in our sector.