Events and speakers

We organise and take part in a wide range of events and conferences. Come and meet us to find out about what we're doing.

To view recordings of past events, see our listing of on-demand events.

If you would like to invite an SRA speaker to your event, please submit a request using our speaker request form.

Please do not contact individual members of our staff directly to ask them to speak at your event.

We aim to reply to requests within three weeks. In order for us to consider your request, you need to submit it at least six to eight weeks before your event is scheduled to take place.

We take the following into account when reviewing speaker requests:

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

We will assess all requests on a case-by-case basis. However, we are unlikely to accept invitations if we believe that one of the main purposes of the event is:

  • to promote the wider work or services of a specific commercial organisation or potential supplier to businesses operating in the legal sector
  • to generate new business or other revenue-creating opportunities beyond attendance at the event itself for the host/organiser/third parties.

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

March 2024

Working in-house: challenges, priorities and opportunities

14 March 2024| etc. venues St Paul's, 200 Aldersgate, London EC1A 4HD

Speakers: Juliet Oliver, General Counsel, SRA (Chair), Mihoko Cassidy, Legal Manager, Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd, Dan Kayne, Founder, O Shaped, Daniela Mahapatra, Deputy Director, Legal and Risk Services, NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership, Holly Moore, Legal Advisor, ITV and the first in-house solicitor apprentice, With more speakers to be confirmed...

Join us for our free half-day conference for solicitors working in-house – an event that 100 per cent of our delegates last year said was useful or very useful.

We are bringing together experts on working in-house from organisations in the private, public, and charity sectors to share their insights.

Our aim is again to create an event that works for you – offering a space for in-house lawyers to have thought-provoking discussion, share ideas and gain practical advice to help you in your day-to-day job.

Topics covered will include:

  • maintaining independence and professional ethics
  • continuing competence – retaining and developing your legal skills and knowledge
  • career pathways for in-house solicitors
  • knowing your client and taking instructions – navigating challenges and managing expectations.
Visit the event website to find out more

SQE Virtual Conference 2024

22 March 2024| YouTube

Speakers: Geoff Coombe, SQE Independent Reviewer (until January 2024), Ricardo Le, SQE Independent Reviewer (from January 2024), Zoe Robinson, Director of Qualifications, Kaplan, Julie Swan, Director of Education and Training, SRA, Maxine Warr, Head of Education and Training, SRA, Richard Williams, Policy Manager, SRA, Members of the Kaplan team 

Join us for our latest virtual SQE Conference, aimed at education and training providers and organisations offering qualifying work experience.

At this free event, you can hear:

  • the headlines from the latest SQE annual reports from our assessment provider, Kaplan, and our SQE Independent Reviewer
  • insights from the assessments, including changes to booking arrangements and sample question updates
  • answers to common questions from candidates
  • the latest on qualifying work experience, including perspectives and experiences from employers and candidates.

You will also have the opportunity to ask questions. You can send them in when you book your place or ask them during the webinar.

Once you are registered, we will send you a YouTube link a few days before the broadcast so you can view the webinar live. If the time is not convenient, please still register to receive the link to the recording and watch it on demand.

Visit the event website to find out more