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.

March 2017

Legalex 2017: Innovating the business behind law

  • Date

    28 March 2017 to 29 March 2017
  • Location

    ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL
  • SRA Speaker

    Jane Malcolm

Legalex is a legal event designed for the most ambitious law firms and professionals looking to discover the latest innovations that will make them more competitive. And tickets are free when you register from their website.

On the 28 and 29 March, those in attendance will meet over 150 of the most innovative suppliers, sit-in on 120 hours of seminars, take advantage of one-on-one advice from industry experts, and benefit from the unparalleled networking opportunities. The SRA will be exhibiting there and SRA Executive Director of External Affairs, Jane Malcolm will be speaking.

To discover more about this event and book your free ticket, register here using the link on the right

April 2017

Manchester Law Society Cyber Security Risk conference

  • Date

    25 April 2017
  • Location

    The Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester
  • SRA Speakers

    Robert Loughlin, James Dipple-Johnstone
This conference covers the full spectrum of topics facing all professional sectors. All aspects of computer crime will be covered, including intrusion investigations, cybercrime law, digital forensics, information assurance, along with input from the experts on what the next threats may be and a live hacking demonstration.

SRA Innovate 2017: Making business ideas a reality – London

Are there new ways you could offer services to clients? Want to discuss the latest innovation ideas in the legal sector? Join us at our free conference this April. Come and discuss best practices and new ideas in delivering legal services with leading experts. Hear how we can help law firms innovate and the creative ways you can grow your business.

Why attend?

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

  • finding out how other solicitors and firms are exploring new initiatives and ideas to better serve their clients and run their businesses
  • engaging with thought leaders on our interactive panels
  • getting a unique opportunity to discuss your ideas and talk to us about any barriers providing you with insight, advice and guidance on how we can help make business ideas a reality
  • creating new, useful, professional contacts.

SRA Innovate is here to help you identify and develop better ways of delivering high quality legal services. We believe innovation in the marketplace is important if the legal sector is to continue to grow and provide better access to legal services. Places are limited - book early.

May 2017

Solicitors Annual Conference London: Law Firms - Succession and Regulation

For those managing law firms at a financial or strategic levels having a detailed understanding of these challenges is now more important than ever. This ICAEW conference will provide delegates with valuable information around managing succession and also considering the opportunities and challenges of regulatory change.

SRA Director of Regulatory Policy, Chris Handford, will be giving delegates an update on the future proposals for regulatory change and how they will affect law firms.

IMLPO: Equip for Change - an essential conference for financial crime prevention professionals

  • Date

    9 May 2017 to 10 May 2017
  • Location

    Crowne Plaza, Stratford upon Avon
  • SRA Speaker

    James Dipple-Johnstone
This conference organised by the Institute of Money Laundering Prevention Officers (IMLPO) is ideal for professionals responsible for the prevention of money laundering and financial crime, counter terrorist financing, and anti bribery & corruption drawn from all parts of the regulated sectors. Delegates include financial services firms, lawyers, accountants, gambling / gaming, money service businesses, high value goods dealers, as well as law enforcement, regulators, supervisors and government representatives from across the UK. SRA Director of Investigation and Supervision, James Dipple-Johnstone will be speaking at the event.

ARK Group: Anti-Money Laundering Compliance for Law Firms

  • Date

    11 May 2017
  • Location

    De Vere Holborn Bars, 138-142 Holborn, London, EC1N 2NQ
  • SRA Speaker

    James Dipple-Johnstone

This one-day compliance conference organised by Ark Group focuses on anti-money laundering regulation for legal services businesses. Now advertising its 13th programme, this conference will clarify the evolving compliance challenges facing legal services businesses, including up-to-date guidance on the 4th Money Laundering Directive and changes to the consent regime. James Dipple-Johnstone, Director of Supervisions and Investigations will be there to give an update on SRA activities including:

  • Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Mutual Evaluation 2018
  • SRA thematic review
  • Findings from the SRA Risk Outlook
  • Updated on SRA investment schemes

June 2017

Westminster Legal Policy Forum: Next steps for reform of the legal education and training framework - standards, diversity and preparing for the skills needs of the future

  • Date

    13 June 2017
  • Location

  • SRA Speaker

    Julie Brannan

This timely seminar will focus on the future of the legal education and training framework in England and Wales.

In particular, delegates will have the opportunity to discuss the SRA's proposal for a centralised Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) - which is scheduled for implementation in 2019 - and its possible impact on maintaining standards and competitiveness, as well as its implications for cost and access for students.