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.

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.

If you would like to view previous events please visit our on demand events.

If you would like to invite an SRA speaker to your event, all requests must be submitted using our speaker request form. Please do not contact individual members of staff directly.

We aim reply to requests within two weeks. We need at least six-eight weeks notice before an event to consider your request.

We consider the following when reviewing each request:

  • how topical the event is to SRA work and priorities;
  • availability of appropriate speakers; and
  • size and suitability of the audience

Please note as a public sector regulator we are unable to accept invitations where we feel that one of the main purposes of the event is to:

  • promote the work or services of a specific commercial organisation; or
  • generate new business or other revenue creating opportunities for the host/organiser/third parties

July 2022

Innovation: Making business ideas a reality

5 July 2022| Brighton Dome, Church St, Brighton BN1 1UE

Speakers: Benedict Fisher, Director of Communications, SRA (Chair), Lola Bello, Consumer Panel Manager, Legal Services Consumer Panel, Liz Coll, Consumer Tech and Digital Policy Consultant, Ben Darby, Partner, Darby and Darby Solicitors, Guy Stern, CEO, Co-Founder, Legal Connection, Ursula Rice, Director, Solicitor-Advocate, Family First Solicitors, Bhavisa Patel, Head of Legal Tech Solutions, Eversheds Sutherland

10.00 - 13.30 with lunch

How legal services are provided is always evolving and law firms increasingly have the opportunity to be at the forefront of these changes. Join us at our free innovation event to get insight into the challenges, opportunities and what other law firms are already doing to drive their businesses forward.

Through interactive panels sessions, you'll get real life examples on new ways to better serve your clients, run your business more efficiently and bring new ideas to life.

Topics will include:

Effective use of both legal and everyday consumer tech
How to get the best from existing software and IT

  • The role artificial intelligence or new technologies could have in your business
  • The potential for innovation beyond technology, including hybrid and new ways of working
  • How we can help you overcome barrier to innovation.

Why attend?

This conference will give you and your firm a competitive edge by:

  • offering real life examples from solicitors and experts
  • engaging and sharing ideas with thought leaders on our panel sessions
  • giving you insight, advice and guidance on how we can help make your new business ideas become a reality.
Visit the event website to find out more

Innovation: Making business ideas a reality

7 July 2022| Swansea University, Bay Campus, Fabian Way, Swansea SA1 8EN

Speakers: Ben Wagenaar, Head of Innovation and Technology, SRA (Chair), Stefano Barazza, LegalTech Associate Professor, Swansea University, Lee Bengough, Business Transformation Director, NewLaw Solicitors, Kirsten Cortezar, Legal Technology Analyst, Eversheds Sutherland, Ben Darby, Partner, Darby and Darby Solicitors, Edward Friend, Solicitor, Notary Public and Director, Carreg Law, Ceri Laugharne, Senior Operations Manager, NewLaw Solicitors

10.00 - 12.30 (lunch from 12.30)

How legal services are provided is always evolving and law firms increasingly have the opportunity to be at the forefront of these changes. Join us at our free roundtable innovation event to get insight into the challenges, opportunities and what other law firms are already doing to drive their businesses forward.

Hear from other solicitors and experts to get real life examples on new ways to better serve your clients, run your business more efficiently and bring new ideas to life.

Topics will include:

  • Effective use of both legal and everyday consumer tech
  • How to get the best from existing software and IT
  • The role artificial intelligence or new technologies could have in your business
  • The potential for innovation beyond technology, including hybrid and new ways of working
  • How we can help you overcome barrier to innovation.

Why attend?

This conference will give you and your firm a competitive edge by:

  • getting real life examples from solicitors and experts
  • engaging and sharing ideas with thought leaders on our panels session
  • giving you insight, advice and guidance on how we can help make your new business ideas become a reality.

This event will have Welsh translation facilities.

Visit the event website to find out more

Qualifying work experience – training future solicitors (Swansea)

7 July 2022| School of Management, Swansea University,

The introduction of the SQE and qualifying work experience (QWE) last year marked a step change in how people train and become a solicitor. This new way of qualifying has opened up opportunities for law firms and in-house teams in how they train future solicitors.

We’re running free networking events across England and Wales to talk about how QWE is working in practice. We would also like your input into our plans for evaluating the impact of the SQE and wider qualification changes. Join us to discuss these topics through facilitated discussions, exploring QWE, what is going well, what could be better and further information available.

This event will offer you the chance to speak to the SRA staff about qualification and get answers to your questions.

This free event is open to anyone involved in training future solicitors. This could be an employer or a work experience provider such as a charity or law clinics. 

Visit the event website to find out more

Inclusive workplaces for trans and non-binary people

14 July 2022| YouTube

Speakers: Ben Burns, Policy Associate, SRA (Chair), Robert Loughlin, Executive Director Operations & Performance, SRA , Mx Oscar Davies, non-binary barrister and LGBTQIA+ activist

Join our free webinar, staged on International Non-Binary People's Day, to hear from Mx Oscar Davies and our Executive Director, Robert Loughlin about inclusive workplaces for non-binary and trans people. 

Topics covered will include:

  • The first-hand experiences of Oscar as a non-binary person in the legal sector – the first person to be listed as 'Mx' by their chambers
  • Potential barriers to inclusion and equality, and how these can be overcome
  • Steps that individuals and organisations can take to achieve meaningful inclusion for trans and non-binary people.

You can send us questions when you book your place, or you can ask them during the webinar. 

Visit the event website to find out more