News from the Board

Reflections on our April Board meeting – Anna Bradley, 05 May 2021

One of our most important tasks as a Board is to make sure the current and future activities of the SRA are the right ones. That means we need to keep our 'finger on the pulse' of what is happening in the sector.

Reflections on our March Board - Anna Bradley, 11 March 2021

One of the perennial preoccupations for all boards is whether we are focusing resources on the 'right' things. An important part of this is checking in with stakeholders on what is being planned.

Reflections on our January Board - Anna Bradley, 28 January 2021

I was delighted to be joined by four new members for our first Board meeting of the year. Ann, Dermot, Elizabeth and Vikas all bring expertise and fresh perspectives to the table.

Reflections on October Board Meeting - Anna Bradley, 22 October 2020

One of the key components of the work of any board is the opportunity to really get to grips with the complexities of the day to day work of the organisation.

Reflections on September Board - Anna Bradley, 18 September 2020

It is now six months since lockdown measures were first introduced as a result of Covid-19. We have all had to adapt and evolve the way we work and the Board had a useful discussion about both the impact of the pandemic on our operational work and on the profession and sector more widely.

Reflections - Dr Peter Higson, 02 September 2020

At the time I applied to become a member of the Board I had recently finished a five-year appointment as the Chair of a Health Board in Wales.

Reflections - Selina Ullah, 02 September 2020

Through my voluntary and community work I was aware of the impact legal services have on the lives of people and especially vulnerable groups and the importance of access to services and justice.

Reflection - Tony Williams, 02 September 2020

Getting out of the way is in my view a priority for a modern regulator and doing that effectively means harnessing the views of a range of people.

We are recruiting four new Board members, 02 September 2020

We are recruiting four new Board members - two lay (non-solicitors) and two solicitors, as current members, Dame Denise Platt, David Heath, Elaine Williams and David Willis reach the end of their terms.

Reflect, develop and progress your firm - race equality, what now?, 30 July 2020

SRA Board Chair Anna Bradley chaired the first of three virtual events we are holding against the backdrop of the wider Black Lives Matter movement.

Reflections on our July 2020 Board - Anna Bradley, 20 July 2020

Our Board is now well practised at coming together virtually and so we tried our hands at a different kind of more strategic discussion at a workshop on strategic risk.

Reflections on our June 2020 Board - Anna Bradley, 25 June 2020

We covered a broad range of topics in this week's Board, but of course the impact and implications of Covid-19 was a constant theme.

Reflections on our May 2020 Board - Anna Bradley, 13 May 2020

Yesterday our Board met virtually again. It is strange how quickly you adapt to the new normal. We are now meeting more often, for shorter periods, so there were just two big issues to discuss.

Reflections on exceptional March board meeting - Anna Bradley, 25 March 2020

In these extraordinary times, we held an additional Board meeting to discuss our response to COVID-19. This was our first ever online meeting.

Reflections on March Board - Anna Bradley, 04 March 2020

This week saw us get out of the Board room to visit Chester, where we took the opportunity to hear from local voices in the north west and north Wales.

SRA Board celebrates our inclusion as a Stonewall Top 100 Employer for the first time, 03 February 2020

Our Board is pleased that we are now included in Stonewall's Top 100 Employers list for 2020 (announced on 30 January 2020).

Board members say farewell to Sharon Darcy, 27 January 2020

At its January meeting, the SRA Board said farewell to Sharon Darcy who was leaving after more than four years in order to focus on her work on sustainability and climate change.

Reflections on our January Board - Anna Bradley, 23 January 2020

We are only one month into the new year and it is already clear that it is going to be a busy one.

Board members attend SRA Corporate Strategy consultation events, 12 December 2019

On 22 November David Willis and Paul Loft attended one of a series of events we are holding to hear people’s views on our draft Corporate Strategy for 2020-23.

Reflections on December Board - Anna Bradley, 06 December 2019

I'm delighted that we have now implemented the new Standards and Regulations and launched the new Solicitors Register.

UK Diversity Legal Awards, 29 November 2019

Our Chair, Anna Bradley presented an award at the Black Solicitors Network (BSN) UK Diversity League Awards on 28 November.

Chris Randall speaks at British Nigeria Law Forum Awards, 22 November 2019

Chris Randall spoke at the British Nigeria Law Forum Awards on 22 November about Nigerian talent in law.

Anna Bradley at Industry and Parliament Trust event on LawTech, 05 November 2019

Our Chair Anna Bradley spoke alongside Kevin Oliver, Allen and Overy Head of Advanced Technology, at our Industry and Parliament Trust (IPT) breakfast on access to justice and the role of emerging technologies in the legal sector.

Meet the Board events, 03 November 2019

Our Board Chair, Anna Bradley, and Board members Selina Ullah and Paul Loft took part in our staff 'Meet the Board' events at our Birmingham and London offices.

Annual Compliance Officer Conference, 31 October 2019

On 30 October our Board Chair, Anna Bradley, opened our annual Compliance Officer Conference at the ICC in Birmingham.

Anna Bradley opens Black History Month event, 31 October 2019

On 30 October 2019 our Chair, Anna Bradley opened our Black History Month event at the ICC in Birmingham.

Reflections on October Board - Anna Bradley, 23 October 2019

It's only a month to go to our new Standards and Regulations come into effect, after more than four years of consultation and development.

Our Board members attend party conferences, 30 September 2019

Our Chair Anna Bradley, and Board members David Heath and Tony Williams spoke at our fringe events at some of the summer party political conferences.

Reflections on September Board - Anna Bradley, 13 September 2019

We always look forward to Board meetings around the country because they give us such a good opportunity to meet with and hear from local voices across England and Wales. This week we had the pleasure of visiting Bristol.

Board members meet stakeholders in Bristol, 10 September 2019

Our Board’s meeting in September took place in Bristol and included a series of events at which members had the opportunity to discuss topical issues with local businesses and members of the public.

Selina Ullah leads small firms event in Bradford, 23 July 2019

In July Selina Ullah introduced our event for small firms in Bradford.

Reflections on July Board - Anna Bradley, 07 July 2019

It was a pleasure to kick off this month's meeting with a workshop with a range of staff from across the SRA.

Reflections on May Board - Anna Bradley, 20 May 2019

It’s six months now since I joined the SRA and one of my first priorities has been to make sure that our Board is working in a truly open, accountable way.