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.

May 2021

SQE assessments - practical information for training providers and employers

17 May 2021| YouTube

Speakers: Benedict Fisher, Director of Communications, SRA, Julie Brannan, Director of Education and Training, SRA, Yiannis Chrysanthou, Head of Stakeholder Engagement, Kaplan , Zoe Robinson, Director of Qualifications, Kaplan

Get all the latest information on the SQE to further help training providers and employers prepare for its September introduction.

As well as a general update on progress, this webinar will focus on the practicalities of the new assessment and way of qualifying. You can find out about:

  • New SQE website, including key materials to be aware of
  • Booking process, including how employers and training providers can book multiple candidates on to an assessment
  • Assessment timings
  • Results timings
  • Qualifying work experience
  • Exemptions

You’ll have the chance to send us questions when you book your place. Or you can ask them during the webinar.

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SQE assessments – practical information for candidates

17 May 2021| YouTube

Speakers: Benedict Fisher, Director of Communications, SRA, Julie Brannan, Director of Education and Training, SRA

Want the latest information on the SQE? Targeted at aspiring solicitors, get the facts ahead of its September introduction. Learn about:

  • What the SQE and new way of qualifying involves
  • Potential options for training and qualifying under the SQE
  • What to expect on the day of an SQE1 assessment
  • Reasonable adjustments for candidates
  • Registration and booking process
  • Assessment timings and when and where you can sit it
  • Results timing

You'll have the chance to send us questions when you book your place. Or you can ask them during the live streaming.

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What should our priorities be for 2021-2022?

19 May 2021| YouTube

Last year, following consultation, we identified our priorities for the next few years in our Corporate Strategy 2020-23. Now we want to hear your views on the shared challenges and opportunities we all face in the year ahead to help us plan our work.

Our latest webinar will discuss the topics we want your views on, including:

  • your experience of responding to the Covid-19 pandemic and what the longer-term effects might be
  • what changes are already underway in relation to how people use technology, and what this might mean for services including in the legal sector
  • what changes could be made to improve the accessibility of legal services for consumers.

To make this as relevant as possible, you can submit questions in advance by completing the questions text box when you register.

We look forward to you joining us and hearing your views. We will send you a link to view the webinar a few days before broadcast.

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Anti-money laundering: matter risk assessments

24 May 2021| YouTube

Keeping money launderers out of legal services is critical for the solicitors we supervise and to protect the general public. If firms have not fully assessed the risks present for a particular client or matter, they cannot understand and manage their risk.

This webinar explores the importance of matter risk assessments. We will be discussing the requirements of the money laundering regulations, the ways in which matter risk assessments can help protect your practice, and relevant observations from our inspection of firms’ AML controls.

Book your place now to find out more.

To make this as relevant as possible, you can submit questions in advance by completing the questions text box when you register.

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Qualifying work experience - what law clinics need to know

26 May 2021| YouTube

Speakers: Benedict Fisher, Director of Communications, SRA, Richard Williams, Policy Manager, SRA, Lucy Blackburn, Trustee at the Clinical Legal Education Organisation and Senior Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire

Everyone looking to qualify through the SQE route - introduced this September - will need to have completed at least two years' work qualifying work experience (QWE).

Join us to get the latest information on what QWE is and what it means for law clinics. Find out about:

  • what counts as QWE
  • how it fits into the new SQE route
  • what confirming QWE means for a solicitor
  • practical tips for law clinics on implementing QWE
  • tips for students looking to get QWE in a law clinic
  • answers to your questions.

This free webinar is targeted at law clinics currently offering hands-on-legal experience to law school students, or those who might in the future. It may also be of interest to students interested in gaining QWE through a law clinic and want helpful tips.

To make this as relevant as possible, you can submit questions in advance by completing the questions text box when you register.

The webinar link will be included in your delegate confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please email events@sra.org.uk.

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