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 2020

Crowe UK - National Professional Practices Team conference

5 March 2020| Scarman House - University of Warwick

Speakers: Sean Hankin, Head of FI and Intelligence, Jatinder Loyal, Policy Associate

Sean Hankin, Head of FI and Intelligence and Jatinder Loyal, Policy Associate will be talking to Crowe team members about regulatory issues in law firms - risks, interventions and enforcement insight for the Reporting Accountant.

Qualifying work experience roundtable

10 March 2020| The Cube, Birmingham

We are talking to law firms and in-house legal teams about qualifying work experience and getting their views on what support you would find useful.

Do you think you need more information about solicitors signing off qualifying work experience or how candidates will record and submit it? Are you still uncertain how it will work in practice?

Join us at our roundtable event to find out more about the SQE and qualifying work experience. Tell us your views on what will help you understand and deliver qualifying work experience. Help us develop the information and resources that would be useful you as an employer.

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Legal Futures Compliance and Regulation Conference

11 March 2020| Cavendish Conference Centre, London

Speakers: Jatinder Loyal, Policy Associate, Carol Westrop, Head of Legal Policy and Advice

This year’s Legal Futures Compliance and Regulation Conference is focused on the practical impact of these and other changes facing law firms of every shape and size. It is an opportunity to hear from and quiz the decision-makers, COLPs, COFAs and others on the frontline of ensuring solicitors stay on the right side of the SRA’s enforcement policy.

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Future Leaders conference - Women in Law

13 March 2020| Irwin Mitchell, Manchester

Ted style talks with speakers of 15 mins length and mixture of panels.

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The Law Society Risk and Compliance annual conference 2020

13 March 2020| Etc Venues, London

Speakers: Colette Best, Director of AML

Examining the current compliance issues that are affecting firms and legal departments with a mix of plenary sessions and concurrent workshops that will help you achieve best practice in compliance.

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Qualifying work experience roundtable

17 March 2020| Martin Lane, London

We are talking to law firms and in-house legal teams about qualifying work experience and getting their views on what support you would find useful.

Do you think you need more information about solicitors signing off qualifying work experience or how candidates will record and submit it? Are you still uncertain how it will work in practice?

Join us at our roundtable event to find out more about the SQE and qualifying work experience. Tell us your views on what will help you understand and deliver qualifying work experience. Help us develop the information and resources that would be useful you as an employer.

Visit the event website to find out more

Supporting small firms to protect your business

17 March 2020| Hyatt Place, West London

Find out more about what our rule changes mean for your business and the opportunities they bring at our free event. 

Join us to:

  • find out how we have made our rules sharper, shorter and simpler with the introduction of the new Standards and Regulations 
  • hear about the changes to our Account Rules and alternatives to client accounts
  • get answers to your questions about the practical implications of our new rules
  • learn about our Enforcement Strategy and your responsibilities when it comes to reporting issues to us. 
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LegalEx

18 March 2020| Excel, London

LegalEx is two-day event facilitating business growth and professional development for legal professionals and firms.

This year we will be talking about Anti-Money Laundering, Standards and Regulations, Accounts Rules and the Solicitors Qualifying Examination.

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Assessing skills under the new SQE

18 March 2020| Bangor University, Bangor

Join us at our roundtable event to:

  • Find out more about what the SQE will mean for your organisation and how you recruit and train your future solicitors.
  • Help us develop our approach by telling us what works for you as employers
  • Explore the options for testing skills
  • Have an opportunity to ask questions about the SQE.

We are still to make a decision about offering the SQE in the Welsh language, and we would like to get your views on what this might mean to you and your clients.

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Devon & Somerset Law Society Regulation & Compliance Conference

24 March 2020| Exeter Racecourse

Speakers: Paul Philip, Chief Executive

This conference is aimed at COLPs, COFAs, Complaints Officers and others who have Regulation and Compliance responsibilities in legal practicies

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Preparing mature students/career changers for the solicitors' profession

31 March 2020| The Law Society, London

Speakers: Paul Carter, Policy Manager

At this event, a panel of top employers will offer essential advice to help you identify key skills that can be transferred to the legal profession and thereby increase your chances of securing a period of recognised training.

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April 2020

Mercia Group Solicitors Conference

23 April 2020| Hilton East Midlands Airport

Speakers: Jatinder Loyal, Policy Associate

Ideal for partners and senior managers with responsibility for a number of solicitor clients, our one-day conference will cover a wide range of practical issues. A key point of discussion on the day will be the new SRA Accounts Rules – we will answer your questions on the new approach and the impact these will have on your clients.

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Employment Issues for Law Firms 2020 Conference

23 April 2020| Central London

Speakers: Carol Westrop, Head of Legal Policy and Advice

This conference considers the practical, ethical and regulatory issues facing employment specialists, including:

  • Professional conduct
  • Settlement agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Confidentiality clauses
  • Investigations
  • Safeguarding
  • Whistleblowing
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North West Legal Consortium Practice Managers Group Meeting

29 April 2020| Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington

Speakers: Benedict Fisher, Head of External Communications

Update on the new Standards and Regulations

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May 2020

ICAEW Annual Solicitors Conference

15 May 2020| ICAEW, Chartered Accountants' Hall, Moorgate

Speakers: Sean Hankin, Head of FI and Intelligence, Jatinder Loyal, Policy Associate

There are many challenges facing law firms today, ranging from regulatory changes to issues in the workplace. Whether you are managing a law firm at financial or strategic level or advising those who are, having a clear grasp of the current and impending challenges is vital. This year’s conference will explore these issues and how you can navigate them with confidence.

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SRA Innovate: making business ideas a reality

14 May 2020| The Venue, Liverpool

Bookings will launch shortly. If you have any queries, please email our events team.

June 2020

SRA Innovate: making business ideas a reality

2 June 2020| Techniquest, Cardiff

Bookings will launch shortly. If you have any queries, please email our events team.

Liverpool Law Society Compliance Conference

3 June 2020| Liverpool

Speakers: Benedict Fisher, Head of External Communications

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SPG Conference 2020

5 June 2020| Barceló Málaga

Speakers: Jane Malcolm, Executive Director, External and Corporate Affairs, Anna Bradley, Chair of SRA Board

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November 2020

SRA Compliance Officers conference 2020

26 November 2020| The ICC, Birmingham

Registration opens in August 2020,  but if you have any enquiries in the meantime, please email our events team.