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.

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.

If you would like to view previous events please visit our on demand events.

If you would like to invite an SRA speaker to your event, all requests must be submitted using our speaker request form. Please do not contact individual members of staff directly.

We consider the following when reviewing each request:

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

Please note as a public sector regulator we are unable to accept invitations where we feel that one of the main purposes of the event is to:

  • promote the work or services of a specific commercial organisation; or
  • generate new business or other revenue creating opportunities for the host/organiser/third parties

August 2021

Restricting fees in financial mis-selling work (webinar)

4 August 2021| YouTube

Speakers: Jatinder Loyal, Policy Associate, SRA, Thomas Wood, Risk Analyst, SRA

Our free webinar will explain our current thinking on restricting fees in financial services mis-selling cases, and how you can help shape any proposals.

The Financial Guidance and Claims Act 2018 places a statutory duty on us to make rules which prevent excessive fees being charged by law firms for all claims management agreements and claims management activities relating to financial products or services.

We want views from the firms that we regulate, consumers, other regulators and those who work with law firms in progressing claims for consumers to help inform our proposals. This webinar explores the Financial Conduct Authority’s proposals and whether it would be appropriate for us to apply the same to firms we regulate.

Visit the event website to find out more

September 2021

Regulatory futures 2021: trust and change in uncertain times

9 September 2021| 30 Euston Square, London,

Join us in London for our face-to-face conference exploring the future of regulation. 

Offering insights from different sectors - from utilities to education, financial to legal services - this free event is for anyone interested in discussing how we regulate to meet the future needs of society.

Chair

  • Rageh Omaar, Broadcaster and Journalist

Keynote

  • Anna Bradley, SRA Chair

Confirmed speakers

  • Stephen Almond, Director of Technology and Innovation, Information Commissioner's Office
  • Neil Bayton, Head of Partnerships, Trustpilot
  • Kyle Blackburn, Black Solicitors Network Director and Chair of BSN North
  • Sarah Blackmore, Executive Director of Strategy, Policy and Engagement, Social Work England
  • Stefan Hunt, Chief Dater and Digital Officer, Competition and Markets Authority
  • Alena Kozakova, Chief Economist and Senior Director of Analytics, Ofwat
  • Polly MacKenzie, Chief Executive, Demos
  • Mick McAteer, Founder and Co-director, Financial Inclusion Centre
  • Chris Millward, Director for Fair Access and Participation, Office of Students
  • Paul Philip, Chief Executive, SRA
  • Dr Pauline Stephen, Chief Executive and Registrar, The General Teaching Council for Scotland
  • Professor Suzanne Rab, Barrister; Professor of Commercial Law, Practice Chair, Brunel University; Law Lecturer, Oxford University and Visiting Professor, Imperial College, London
  • Nicole Treanor, Senior Policy Officer, Stonewall

Topics covered

Explore topics with expert speakers in interactive sessions including:

  • Regulating in uncertain times – in which direction is the regulatory pendulum moving?
  • Innovation and technology – will new technology improve access to services or risk leaving some people behind?
  • Changing behaviours – how should we respond to changing consumer expectations and the impacts of the pandemic?
  • Diversity - what role should regulators play in promoting diverse workplaces?

The event will also offer significant networking opportunities with key thinkers and decision makers across the regulatory and policy landscape.

Who is this event aimed at?

  • Regulators 
  • Policy makers
  • Thinktanks
  • Academics
  • Legal professionals

Subject to government guidance at the time, this will be a physical, face-to-face event. Attending in person will give you the best opportunity to interact, network and create new and useful professional contacts.

This is a free event. Places are limited.

Visit the event website to find out more

October 2021

Innovation: Making business ideas a reality (Liverpool)

14 October 2021| The Venue, Royal Liver Building, Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1HU

In an increasingly digital world, legal services are changing. They are being offered in new ways, while consumers expectations are shifting. We want to support the responsible adoption of legal technology and innovation - helping legal businesses improve and people access legal help more easily.

Join us to hear practical tips and insights to help you innovate. Topics covered will include the:

  • impact of legal tech and artificial intelligence
  • effect of Covid-19 on legal services and innovation
  • role digital comparison tools can play is helping you gain new clients
  • potential for innovation beyond technology
  • opportunities our approach offers for solicitors and firms to work in new ways.

Why attend?

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

  • offering real life examples from solicitors and firms who are working differently to better serve their clients and run their businesses
  • engaging with thought leaders on our interactive panels
  • giving insight, advice and guidance on how we can help make your new business ideas become a reality.

Subject to government guidance at the time, this will be a physical, face-to-face event. Although this will be broadcast online, attending in person will give you the best opportunity to interact, network and create new, useful professional contacts.

Visit the event website to find out more

Innovation: Making business ideas a reality (Cardiff)

21 October 2021| Techniquest, Stuart St, Cardiff Bay CF10 5BW

In an increasingly digital world, legal services are changing. They are being offered in new ways, while consumers expectations are shifting. We want to support the responsible adoption of legal technology and innovation - helping legal businesses improve and people access legal help more easily.

Join us to hear practical tips and insights to help you innovate. Topics covered will include the:

  • impact of legal tech and artificial intelligence
  • effect of Covid-19 on legal services and innovation
  • role digital comparison tools can play is helping you gain new clients
  • potential for innovation beyond technology
  • opportunities our approach offers for solicitors and firms to work in new ways.

Why attend?

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

  • offering real life examples from solicitors and firms who are working differently to better serve their clients and run their businesses
  • engaging with thought leaders on our interactive panels
  • giving insight, advice and guidance on how we can help make your new business ideas become a reality.

Subject to government guidance at the time, this will be a physical, face-to-face event. Although this will be broadcast online, attending in person will give you the best opportunity to interact, network and create new, useful professional contacts.

Visit the event website to find out more

November 2021

LegalEx

10 November 2021| ExCel, London

This free event gives you the opportunity to hear the latest news in the legal sector. Come and see us at our exhibition stand or attend one of keynote sessions.

Visit the event website to find out more

Compliance officers conference 2021

23 November 2021| International Conference Centre, Birmingham

Subject to Government restrictions, our annual Compliance officers conference will take place in Birmingham on Tuesday 23 November. We plan to feature a mix of keynote presentations, breakouts, Q&As, market stalls and networking opportunities, at this face to face event.

We will also be running a programme of virtual webinars the following week.

Virtual Compliance week (29 November - 3 December)

Following last year's online event, many people told us that they valued this approach, because they could interact with us virtually, and pick and choose the sessions they wanted to watch. So, this year we will also be running an online Compliance Week from 29 November onwards. This will feature key sessions from the physical event, supported by live online Q&As sessions with speakers and panel members.

Catch up with last year’s video sessions via our on-demand service.

Bookings will be launched in August, but if you have any queries, please email our events team.