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.

September 2018

Legal Geek Conference

17 September 2018|Truman Brewery, London

Speakers: Richard Collins, Julie Brannan

Legal Geek has defined and redefined legal tech events, attracting thousands from around the world.

Visit the event website to find out more

Solicitors Qualifying Examination roundtable (Cardiff)

27 September 2018|Capital Law, Cardiff

Speakers: Julie Brannan (Director of Education and Training, SRA), Dr Eileen Fry (Director of SQE, Kaplan)

Time: 11.00-13.00

Following a competitive and rigorous, year-long process, we have appointed Kaplan as our assessment organisation to develop and run the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).

Join us at one of our roundtable events, where you can meet Kaplan and share your views on the SQE. These events will give you the opportunity to:

  • discuss the SQE
  • ask questions
  • discuss practical considerations
  • speak to attendees from other law firms and organisations who have trainees, and universities
  • get information about the piloting and testing of the SQE.

We are also holding sessions in Leeds and Birmingham.

Due to nature of these events, we can only offer one place per organisation across all the sessions, with places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visit the event website to find out more

October 2018

Solicitors Qualifying Examination roundtable (Birmingham)

1 October 2018|The Cube, Birmingham

Speakers: Julie Brannan (Director of Education and Training, SRA), Dr Eileen Fry (Director of SQE, Kaplan)

Time: 12.30-14.00

Following a competitive and rigorous, year-long process, we have appointed Kaplan as our assessment organisation to develop and run the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).

Join us at one of our roundtable events, where you can meet Kaplan and share your views on the SQE. These events will give you the opportunity to:

  • discuss the SQE
  • ask questions
  • discuss practical considerations
  • speak to attendees from other law firms and organisations who have trainees, and universities
  • get information about the piloting and testing of the SQE.

We are also holding sessions in Leeds and Cardiff.

Due to nature of these events, we can only offer one place per organisation across all the sessions, with places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visit the event website to find out more

Solicitors Qualifying Examination roundtable (Birmingham)

1 October 2018|The Cube, Birmingham

Speakers: Julie Brannan (Director of Education and Training, SRA), Dr Eileen Fry (Director of SQE, Kaplan)

Time: 10.30-12.00

Following a competitive and rigorous, year-long process, we have appointed Kaplan as our assessment organisation to develop and run the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).

Join us at one of our roundtable events, where you can meet Kaplan and share your views on the SQE. These events will give you the opportunity to:

  • discuss the SQE
  • ask questions
  • discuss practical considerations
  • speak to attendees from other law firms and organisations who have trainees, and universities
  • get information about the piloting and testing of the SQE.

We are also holding sessions in Leeds and Cardiff.

Due to nature of these events, we can only offer one place per organisation across all the sessions, with places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visit the event website to find out more

International Conference of Legal Regulators

3 October 2018 to 5 October 2018|The Hilton, Hague

Speaker: Paul Phillip

A conference hosted by the Netherlands Bar and supported by the ICLR community.

 

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Law Society Small Firms Division Annual Conference

4 October 2018|Park Plaza, Leeds

Speaker: Paul Philip

The Small Firms Division is dedicated to meeting the needs of all smaller legal businesses, including sole practitioners. The Division's flagship annual conferences will take place in London and Leeds, and will provide practitioners with a half-day of small firms-focused conference sessions, practical tips and networking opportunities.

 

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International Bar Association Conference

7 October 2018 to 12 October 2018|Roma Convention Center, Rome

Speaker: Julie Brannan

The 2018 Annual Conference will be held in Rome, the Eternal City.

 

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Advice UK

11 October 2018|Trent House, Nottingham

We will be exhibiting at this event.

AdviceUK has put together a conference programme with content designed to be inspiring, informative and relevant to advice centre managers, supervisors and advisers.

 

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The Solicitors Association of Higher Courts Advocates Annual Conference

13 October 2018|Friends House, NW1 2BJ, London

Speaker: Julie Brannan

The SAHCA Annual Conference and AGM will be held at Friends House, Euston, London on 13 October 2018

 

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Race to the top

17 October 2018|Bridgewater Place, Leeds

Speakers: Elaine Williams (SRA Board member), Naeema Choudry (part-time employment Judge and Partner, Eversheds Sutherland), Abid Mahmood (Judge and Barrister, No.5 Chambers), Sally Penni (Barrister, Kenworthy's Chambers and founder of Women in Law), Sam Smethers (Chief Executive, Fawcett Society)

To mark Black History Month, we are exploring the best ways to tackle the lack of black, Asian and minority ethnic lawyers (BAME) representation at senior levels in the legal sector.

Join us to:

  • Hear what is being done to increase diversity and why some firms have decided to set targets.
  • Take part in discussions about the challenges in making real progress and the key drivers for change
  • Question our panel about quota and targets and other proactive ways we can achieve diversity at senior levels.
  • Find out about our research and findings into BAME career progression.
  • Network with our speakers and other attendees to learn about their experiences.
  • Share your own experience and gain valuable insight and ideas about what changes you can make in your firm.

This event will be hosted by Eversheds Sutherland and is supported by the Hindu Lawyers Association, British Nigerian Law Forum, Society of Asian Lawyers, Black Solicitors Network and Association of Muslim Lawyers.

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November 2018

Westminster Legal Policy Forum Keynote Seminar

8 November 2018|TBC, Central London

Speaker: Julie Brannan

This seminar will focus on the future for legal education and training.

 

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UK 200 Group Annual Conference

14 November 2018 to 16 November 2018|Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

Speaker: Jane Malcolm

Social Share The Annual Conference is the Group's largest event and brings together UK200 member firms and high quality external speakers over two days.

 

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The Institute of Legal Finance & Management conference

16 November 2018|Austin Court, Birmingham

Speaker: Chris Handford

The conference will feature expert speakers on the practical and real-life dilemmas faced by today’s accounts and management teams.

 

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The Law Society AML conference

21 November 2018|Liverpool St - 155 Bishopsgate, London

Speaker: Crispin Passmore

The popular Anti-money laundering and financial crime annual conference is back for 2018.

Last year's conference attracted over 400 delegates and sold out in record time, establishing itself as the must-attend event for all practitioners who want to remain at the forefront of developments in financial crime and anti-money laundering compliance.

Visit the event website to find out more

December 2018

Compliance Officers conference 2018

11 December 2018|The ICC, Birmingham

Now in its sixth year, the popularity of our Compliance Officers Conference sees us move to a new, larger venue - Birmingham's ICC. With a mix of presentations, breakouts and panel sessions, the event offers Compliance Officers up-to-date information on key compliance topics.

Responding to your feedback from last year on relevant topics, we will be focusing on:

  • Our new principles, codes and rules changes: what it means for you
  • Cybercrime: protecting your firm
  • Our reforms: opportunities for you to work more flexibly
  • Money laundering: spotting the warning signs
  • Publishing prices and better information: what it means for you and your firm
  • Your compliance queries: from start up to managing succession
Visit the event website to find out more

March 2019

Legal Ex Conference 2019

27 March 2019 to 28 March 2019|ExCel, London

Speaker: To be confirmed

The UK’s leading event for business growth, professional development and cyber security in the legal sector.

 

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