Innovate 2019: Birmingham

4 July 2019

Our SRA Innovate conference took place in Birmingham and focused on practical innovation and how law firms can bring new ideas to life. We discussed the future of legal services; opportunities our new rules bring for law firms and solicitors, how to reach new clients and different markets and the impact of legal tech and artificial intelligence.


Chairs opening remarks / Welcome address

Speakers: Benedict Fisher, Head of External Communications, SRA, Chris Handford, Director of Regulatory Policy, SRA

Breaking down barriers - the future of legal services

Speakers: Jeremy Coleman, Innovation Manager, Norton Rose Fulbright, Darryl Cook, Partner, gunnercooke partner, Chris Gorst, Head of Better Markets, Nesta Challenges, Marilyn Stowe, Founder, Stowe Family Law

From strategy to workforce – preparing your business for the future

Speakers: Mary Bonsor, CEO, F-LEX, Mark Edwards, Senior Vice President, Rocket Lawyer, Richard Tromans, Editor, Artificial Lawyer, Michelle Tunney, Apprenticeship Manager, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Reaching new markets – what consumers want

Speakers: Kid Harwood, Solicitor and Director at Wildings Solicitors and Lawbid, Mark McLaren, Board Member, Legal Services Consumer Panel, Rachel Roche, Founder, Roche Legal