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.

December 2017

Solicitors Qualifying Examination meeting – Birmingham

  • Date

    18 December 2017
  • Location

    Conference Aston, Aston Street, Aston University Campus, Birmingham
  • SRA Speaker

    Julie Brannan

We are holding a meeting for education and training providers to consider and discuss together the practical implications of this decision:

  • What opportunities does the SQE offer for innovation in legal education and training?
  • What are law firms' plans for new recruitment and training processes?
  • What does the SQE mean for university law clinics?
  • How can providers wind down existing courses smoothly, with minimum disruption to students?
  • How will the SQE standard setting processes work?
  • What information should be provided in the SQE online resources?

This meeting will give you:

  • an opportunity to discuss practical considerations following from the introduction of the SQE
  • up-to-date information about the new assessment
  • two interactive panel sessions with universities and law firms
  • choice of three out of six interactive breakout sessions

This event is now full. To add your name to the waiting list, please email: events@sra.org.uk. We will also be streaming the event live on Periscope.

January 2018

Westminster Legal Policy Forum Keynote Seminar: Innovation in the legal services market - regulation, competition and technology

  • Date

    24 January 2018
  • Location

  • SRA Speaker

    Crispin Passmore
This seminar will consider the priorities for the legal profession and wider stakeholders in responding to upcoming regulatory and technological shifts in the sector.

March 2018

Westminster Legal Policy Forum: Diversity and inclusion in the legal profession - widening access, improving workplace culture and assessing new regulatory priorities

  • Date

    8 March 2018
  • Location

    Central London
  • SRA Speaker

    Jane Malcolm

This seminar will focus on the challenges and opportunities for law firms, regulators and wider stakeholders for improving diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Delegates will consider what more can be done to improve access to legal professions for candidates from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, looking at the role of the legal education and training framework, and issues around recruitment practices.

Legalex 2018

  • Date

    21 March 2018 to 22 March 2018
  • 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 21 and 22 March 2018, 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. SRA Executive Director of External Affairs, Jane Malcolm will be speaking.

Jane Malcolm provides an update on how regulation is developing to remain fit for purpose, in what is a time of change in the legal sector and further afield.

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