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.

January 2020

Assessing skills under the new SQE

22 January 2020| The Village Hotel Swansea

We are talking to law firms and in-house legal teams around the country about their views on assessing skills in the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) – the new, licensing examination for solicitors of England and Wales coming in autumn 2021. We would like to hear the views of employers in and around Wales.

Find out more about what the SQE will mean for your organisation and how you recruit and train your future solicitors.

  • Help us develop our approach by telling us what works for you as employers
  • Explore the options for testing skills
  • Have an opportunity to ask questions about the SQE.

We are still to make a decision about offering the SQE in the Welsh language, and we would like to get your views on what this might mean to you and your clients.

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Supporting law firms to protect your business

22 January 2020| The Village Hotel Swansea

Speakers: Robert Loughlin, Executive Director, SRA, Jatinder Loyal, Policy Associate, SRA

Find out more about what our rule changes mean for your business and the opportunities they bring at our free event. 

Join us to:

  • find out how we have made our rules sharper, shorter and simpler with the introduction of the new Standards and Regulations 
  • hear about the changes to our Account Rules and alternatives to client accounts
  • get answers to your questions about the practical implications of our new rules
  • learn about our Enforcement Strategy and your responsibilities when it comes to reporting issues to us.
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Age UK/SRA corporate strategy event

22 January 2020| London

Speakers: Jane Malcolm, Executive Director, External and Corporate Affairs, Benedict Fisher, Head of External Communications

Age UK London and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) are hosting a joint conference to ensure older Londoners can access legal advice.

This conference will cover access to legal advice for older Londoners and will:

  • Be aimed at older people's organisations and older individuals interested in circulating the information.
  • Increase understanding of the regulation of solicitors and the role of the SRA
  • Provide information on recent changes that have taken place.
  • Offer the opportunity to feed into the SRA’s future strategy to make sure your views are taken into account
  • Highlight support available to help people find and choose the legal support they need.
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Bournemouth University SQE event

27 January 2020| Bournemouth University

Speakers: Richard Williams, Policy Associate

Richard Williams, Policy Associate will be talking to students, academics, legal professionals about the SQE and QWE.

ARK Group Risk and Compliance Conference

28 January 2020| Leonardo Royal Hotel Tower Bridge, London

Speakers: Jane Malcolm, Executive Director, External and Corporate Affairs

The Risk and Compliance for Law Firms conference returns to London on the 28 - 29 January 2020 gathering senior risk and compliance professionals to explore topical challenges including interpreting and embedding the new SRA Standards and Regulations as well as strategic considerations such as the outlook for financial crime and regulation and how firms should be preparing themselves for the future.

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NDPB Lawyers Group training conference

30 January 2020| The Hallmark, London

Speakers: Juliet Oliver, General Counsel

Juliet Oliver, General Counsel will be talking to legal professionals about the SRA's Standards and Regulations.

February 2020

Westminster Legal Policy Forum Keynote Seminar

25 February 2020| Central London

Speakers: Jane Malcolm, Executive Director, External and Corporate Affairs

This conference focuses on the future regulation of legal services in England and Wales.

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New degree launch/SQE update

27 February 2020| Bath Spa University

Speakers: Julie Brannan, Director of Education & Training

Julie Brannan, Director of Education & Training will be updating local solicitors, university staff and other stakeholders about SQE

March 2020

Crowe UK - National Professional Practices Team conference

5 March 2020| Scarman House - University of Warwick

Speakers: Sean Hankin, Head of FI and Intelligence, Jatinder Loyal, Policy Associate

Sean Hankin, Head of FI and Intelligence and Jatinder Loyal, Policy Associate will be talking to Crowe team members about regulatory issues in law firms - risks, interventions and enforcement insight for the Reporting Accountant.

LegalEx

18 March 2020| Excel in London

LegalEx is two-day event facilitating business growth and professional development for legal professionals and firms.

This year we will be talking about Anti-Money Laundering, Standards and Regulations, Accounts Rules and the Solicitors Qualifying Examination.

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June 2020

Liverpool Law Society Compliance Conference

3 June 2020| Liverpool

Speakers: Benedict Fisher, Head of External Communications

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SPG Conference 2020

5 June 2020| Barceló Málaga

Speakers: Jane Malcolm, Executive Director, External and Corporate Affairs, Anna Bradley, Chair of SRA Board

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