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

January 2022

Updating our approach to financial penalties

21 January 2022| YouTube

Speakers: Juliet Oliver, General Counsel, SRA, Jennifer Ackers, Director of Legal & Enforcement, SRA, Nabila Zulfiqar, Chief Adjudicator, SRA

We have launched a consultation on proposals to update our approach to issuing financial penalties for law firms and solicitors where they fall short of the expected professional standards.

Changes being proposed are designed to help resolve cases much more quickly, reducing cost, delay and stress for all involved, while also improving public protection, consistency and providing a deterrent to reduce future risk of repeated behaviour.

Join this webinar to hear more about our what we are proposing, including

  • Increasing the maximum fine we can issue to traditional law firms to £25,000
  • Taking into account the turnover or income of firms and individuals when setting fines
  • Introducing a schedule of 'fixed penalties' to enable lesser issues to be dealt with more easily for all concerned
  • The consultation also looks at whether we need a more robust approach to penalising serious misconduct within the wider legal sector, for example by introducing automatic suspensions for certain types of behaviour.
  • You will have the opportunity to put your live questions to the speakers and find out more about how you can have your say as part of the ongoing consultation, which will run until 11 February 2022.
Visit the event website to find out more