Events and speakers

We organise and take part in a wide range of events and conferences. Come and meet us to find out about what we're doing.

To view recordings of past events, see our listing of on-demand events.

If you would like to invite an SRA speaker to your event, please submit a request using our speaker request form.

Please do not contact individual members of our staff directly to ask them to speak at your event.

We aim to reply to requests within three weeks. In order for us to consider your request, you need to submit it at least six to eight weeks before your event is scheduled to take place.

We take the following into account when reviewing speaker requests:

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

We will assess all requests on a case-by-case basis. However, we are unlikely to accept invitations if we believe that one of the main purposes of the event is:

  • to promote the wider work or services of a specific commercial organisation or potential supplier to businesses operating in the legal sector
  • to generate new business or other revenue-creating opportunities beyond attendance at the event itself for the host/organiser/third parties.

Upcoming events and conferences that we'll be taking part in are listed here. To book a place or find out more about non-SRA events, please contact the organisers directly.

June 2024

Your views on our priorities for the year ahead

12 June 2024| YouTube

Speakers: Liz Rosser, Executive Director, Operations and Resources, SRA, Richard Silver, Policy Associate, SRA

Last year, following consultation, we identified our priorities for the next few years in our Corporate Strategy 2023-26. We will be running this webinar so that we can hear your views on the shared challenges and opportunities we all face as we approach the midpoint of this strategy.

In this webinar we will:

  • explain more about our objectives and priorities for the year ahead
  • outline how we are prioritising the most important areas of focus given recent developments in the legal sector
  • discuss our proposed budget for the year ahead.

Questions for our panel can be submitted in advance when you book your place, or you can submit them live during the webinar.  

We will send you a YouTube link a few days before the broadcast to view the webinar. If the time is not convenient, you can still register to receive the link to the recording and watch it on demand.

Visit the event website to find out more

Innovation: Technology and AI – practical challenges and opportunities

19 June 2024| National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS

Speakers: Liz Rosser, Executive Director, Operations and Resources, SRA, (Chair), Angellee Small, Principal Corporate Counsel, Microsoft UK, Edmond Boulle, Co-Founder, Orbital Witness, Jess Goodwin, Head of Legal Engineering, Avail AI, Marcus Worthington, Operations Director, OTB Legal, Professor Martin Spring, Professor of Operations Management, Lancaster University, and the Technology in Professional Services Accelerator, Rachel Roche, Founder and Owner, Roche Legal, Sarah Watson, Head of Research, Research and Analysis Team, SRA

Technology is an indispensable tool for solicitors. Everything from basic word processing to emails, apps and video calls are built on the technologies we use every day. But could it serve you better and how might AI change how you work?

At our latest free innovation event, you will get exclusive insights and valuable advice about maximising the tech you have already. Plus you can find out about the opportunities, potential benefits and pitfalls of adopting AI in the legal profession. 

You will hear: 

  • practical hints and tips on harnessing the power of existing technology
  • examples from those onboarding new technologies
  • how companies are pushing the boundaries of AI and law
  • how the unique challenges of AI affects the profession.

Topics will include:

  • how tech and AI are already changing how you do business
  • practical hints and tips on embedding technology within your business
  • getting the most from the technologies you already have
  • the challenges and opportunities offered by new technologies
  • how to upskill your workforce for the future. 

Why you should attend:

This free conference will give you the latest insights into AI in the legal sector by:

  • examining how you can embed technology you may already have access to
  • giving you hints and tips on the opportunities, risks and best practice in AI
  • providing the opportunity to network with leading professionals from law and technology.
Visit the event website to find out more

Meet our senior team

19 June 2024| National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS

Join us for an informal roundtable and networking event with senior members of our team.

This is your opportunity to speak directly to us about the regulatory issues which most concern and impact you on a day-to-day basis.

We will be discussing our ongoing work helping to maintain high standards and improve public choice and access, as well as:

  • how to protect consumers when they use a regulated law firm and our review
  • anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance
  • supporting law firm's adoption of tech and innovation
  • removing regulatory barriers
  • helping solicitors and law firms work in different ways.
Visit the event website to find out more