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.

April 2021

Apprenticeships: what law firms need to know

19 April 2021| YouTube

Speakers: Benedict Fisher, Director of Communications, SRA, Julie Brannan, Director of Education and Training, SRA, Yiannis Chrysanthou, Head of Stakeholder Engagement, Kaplan SQE, Karen Bailey, Principal Solicitor, Bailey Wright & Co Solicitors, Jeremy Barlow, Senior Manager, Apprentice Assessment, Education and Skills Funding Agency, Catherine Knight, Emerging Talent Manager, International Operations, Eversheds Sutherland

Is your law firm interested in taking on an apprentice solicitor? We are running a free webinar giving practical advice and information on what it could mean for your firm and how to go about it. Alongside the SRA, hear from the Government’s Education and Skills Agency and law firms, and learn about:

  • the practicalities of taking on an apprentice including who and how to apply
  • the financial support and help available from the government
  • how hiring an apprentice can benefit your business  
  • where the new Solicitors Qualifying Examination fits in with apprenticeships

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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Black Solicitors Network Hot Topics: Upholding professional standards

20 April 2021| Microsoft Teams

Speakers: Cordella Bart-Stewart, OBE, BSN Director and Co-founder, Jane Malcolm, Executive Director, External and Corporate Affairs, SRA, Siân Hughes, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, SRA

In 2014, Professor Gus John published the Independent Comparative Case Review looking at fairness in the SRA's enforcement processes and made several recommendations. In December 2020, the SRA for the first time since 2014, reported on the diversity characteristics of the people involved in the enforcement processes. As with all previous external reports, the SRA confirm that there is still over representation of people from Black and Asian backgrounds throughout the SRA enforcement processes.

Join the Black Solicitors Network on 20 April as Jane Malcolm and Siân Hughes present the findings and set out what steps are being taken to reduce this disproportion.

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Professional Indemnity Insurance: cyber cover

21 April 2021| YouTube

Speakers: Jatinderpal Loyal, Policy Associate, SRA , Emma Tunley, Policy Manager, SRA

The risk of cyber-attacks on individuals and businesses has increased and year-on-year, the size and scale of these attacks is changing. Insurers are therefore being asked to consider their response to this risk and whether the policies they have issued provide clarity about the scope of cover in the event of a cyber-attack. We are consulting on a proposal to make a change to our minimum terms and conditions (MTCs) for professional indemnity insurance (PII) which sets out what is and what is not covered if a firm suffers a cyber-attack.

This webinar explores the expectations on insurers and if our response provides absolute clarity for law firms, insurers, and consumers without altering the scope of consumer protection provided by our PII arrangements.

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Anti-money laundering: Electronic due diligence and technology

26 April 2021| YouTube

In times of economic change and technological advancement, adopting new anti-money laundering technologies can be an attractive improvement for legal services businesses and for their clients. Inside law firms, new technologies can drive efficiencies in compliance processes and offer an effective way to remain compliant.

This webinar explores the use of technology in meeting customer due diligence obligations under the money laundering regulations. Join us to find out the key considerations for firms.

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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 Learning and 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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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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