Upcoming events

We organise and take part in a wide range of events and conferences. Come and meet us to find out more about what we’re doing. If you would like to invite an SRA speaker to your event, please fill in our speaker request form.

Upcoming events and conferences in which we'll be participating are listed below. To book a place or find out more about non-SRA events, please contact the organisers directly.

September 2017

Keeping your firm healthy – Cardiff

Join us in for this free event in Cardiff where we will be sharing key insights in our work and helping your firm be healthy and compliant.

Hear about our revised and streamlined Accounts Rules and changes to the role of the Reporting Accountant. As well as getting tips on good financial management.

With employee absence costing £554 per employee per year (according to the CIPD), staff wellbeing is important for you and your business. Learn more on how you can make positive changes for your staff from us and legal sector charity, LawCare.

We want to help make the legal services market more open and competitive. Can better information help achieve this? What are the public and small businesses looking for when choosing services? We believe information, such as advertising prices and publishing complaints information, will help people decide and increase opportunities for law firms. Do you agree? Find out more about this and how you can get involved in our upcoming consultation this autumn.

PI Futures 2017: Danger ahead for claimant lawyers

  • Date

    19 September 2017
  • Location

    Crowne Plaza Hotel, St. Nicholas Place, Princes Dock, Pier Head, Liverpool, L3 1QW
  • SRA Speaker

    Chris Handford

From whiplash to holiday sickness, all aspects of PI are under intense scrutiny, and those running law firms, CMCs and others in the market need to know what is happening, what it means for their businesses, and what they can do about it.

Kevin Rousell, Head of Claims Management Regulation Unit, Ministry of Justice and Chris Handford, SRA Director of Regulatory Policy will explain the trends they are seeing and what the shift to CMC regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority will mean for CMCs and lawyers.

Law Firm Services Conveyancing Conference

Our Executive Director of Policy and Education, Crispin Passmore will be talking to delegates about the effect of the CMA recommended changes for Conveyancers and the legal profession.

The Futures of Legal Education

  • Date

    26 September 2017
  • Location

    The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA
  • SRA Speaker

    Debra Malpass

The Futures of Legal Education is a joint, one day conference, held by the Legal Education Research Network (LERN) in partnership with the Open University. This conference will give participants the opportunity to explore the current and potential opportunities and challenges facing legal education. Among the topics to be discussed will include:

  • Best practice in assessment standard setting and how it will be used in the Solicitor Qualifying Examination (SQE).
  • Impact assessment of the deregulation of the prescribed SRA minimum salary for trainees.

October 2017

International Conference of Legal Regulators

  • Date

    5 October 2017 to 6 October 2017
  • Location

    Carlton Hotel, 76 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189558
  • SRA Speaker

    Jane Malcolm
For the first time, the International Conference of Legal Regulators will be held in Asia, in the thriving metropolis of Singapore. Jane Malcolm, SRA Executive Director, External Affairs will lead a session on 'Legal Regulation in the Age of Data'. This session will include a general introduction to the potential uses of data by legal regulators, followed by a discussion on topics such as the infrastructure and methods to become a data-driven regulator, best practices and issues for regulators working with outside researchers, and the balancing between the protection of public interests and the need for regulation.

Legal Aid Practitioners Group Annual Conference

  • Date

    6 October 2017
  • Location

    Herbert Smith Freehills, Exchange House, Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2EG
  • SRA Speaker

    Richard Collins
The conference theme is 'Legal Band-Aid: fixing access to justice?' and SRA Executive Director of Strategy and Resources, Richard Collins will be taking part in a panel discussion entitled 'What does the future hold?'.

AdviceUK Annual Conference

We will be exhibiting at the annual AdviceUK conference informing delegates of our aim to serve the public interest and protect consumers of legal services.

Legal Geek Conference

  • Date

    17 October 2017
  • Location

    The Boiler House Food Hall, 152 Brick Lane, London, E1 6RU
  • SRA Speaker

    Crispin Passmore
Crispin Passmore, SRA Executive Director of Policy will be speaking about SRA Innovate and embracing change, followed by an interactive question and answer session.

Race equality: challenges and opportunities for solicitors and firms – Salford, Greater Manchester

Help us celebrate the contribution of BAME solicitors to the legal profession.

To mark Black History Month, we are celebrating the successes of black, Asian and minority ethnic lawyers (BAME). Join us to discuss how we can build an effective and diverse profession, and hear about the careers, experiences, tips and guidance of some of the most inspirational and successful lawyers in the field.

Compliance Officers conference 2017 – Birmingham

  • Date

    31 October 2017
  • Location

    National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham
  • SRA Speaker

    Various

Now in its fifth year, this offers keynote presentations, multiple breakout sessions and panels on topics that are both thought-provoking and can support you in your role.

We will be focusing on:

  • anti-money laundering and the impact of the new Government regulations 
  • cyber security and how to help your firm stay safe 
  • General Data Protection Regulations - what you need to know before May 2018
  • Solicitors Qualifying Examination - how we are working to develop a world-class assessment
  • publishing better information to help the public make informed choices about the legal services they need.

November 2017

Citizens Advice service annual conference

We will have an exhibition stand at the annual Citizens Advice service conference. Informing delegates of our aim to serve the public interest and protect consumers of legal services.

Devon and Somerset Law Society Practice Management Conference

Crispin Passmore, SRA Executive Director of Policy and Education, will be speaking to delegates at Devon and Somerset Law Society's annual practice management conference.

The Institute of Legal Finance and Management (IFLM) Conference

The conference will give members the chance to listen to expert speakers on the practical and real-life dilemmas faced by today's accounts and management teams. You will hear about the new SRA Accounts Rules and how the changes to the Accounts Rules will affect firms, clients and your roles. Our conference will be informative and engaging for all members, especially for those with the pivotal gatekeeping role of legal cashier or for those COFAs and practice managers, who are the lynchpin of financial governance.

Westminster Legal Policy Forum Keynote Seminar: Quality assurance and standards in legal services - professional competence, advocacy standards and consumer protection

  • Date

    29 November 2017
  • Location

    London
  • SRA Speaker

    Julie Brannan
This seminar will focus on the priorities for ensuring quality and upholding standards in the legal sector. It is timed to consider next steps for the implementation of the recommendations within the Competition and Markets Authority's legal services market study - which found that the market was not working well for consumers, and included provisions to increase competition and transparency for consumers through the greater availability of information on pricing, quality of services, redress, and competitor firms.

January 2018

Westminster Legal Policy Forum Keynote Seminar: Innovation in the legal services market - regulation, competition and technology

  • Date

    24 January 2018
  • Location

    London
  • SRA Speaker

    Crispin Passmore
This seminar will consider the priorities for the legal profession and wider stakeholders in responding to upcoming regulatory and technological shifts in the sector.