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.

October 2017

Race equality: challenges and opportunities for solicitors and firms – Salford, Greater Manchester

Help us celebrate the contribution of BAME solicitors to the legal profession.

To mark Black History Month, we are celebrating the successes of black, Asian and minority ethnic lawyers (BAME). Join us to discuss how we can build an effective and diverse profession, and hear about the careers, experiences, tips and guidance of some of the most inspirational and successful lawyers in the field.

Compliance Officers conference 2017 – Birmingham

  • Date

    31 October 2017
  • Location

    National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham
  • SRA Speaker

    Various

Conference places are now fully booked. If you want to go on to the waiting list, please email events@sra.org.uk

Now in its fifth year, this offers keynote presentations, multiple breakout sessions and panels on topics that are both thought-provoking and can support you in your role.

We will be focusing on:

  • anti-money laundering and the impact of the new Government regulations 
  • cyber security and how to help your firm stay safe 
  • General Data Protection Regulations - what you need to know before May 2018
  • Solicitors Qualifying Examination - how we are working to develop a world-class assessment
  • publishing better information to help the public make informed choices about the legal services they need.

Timings for the conference are as follows:

  • Registration and refreshments: 09.00 – 10.00
  • Conference begins:  10.00 – 16.00

November 2017

Citizens Advice service annual conference

We will have an exhibition stand at the annual Citizens Advice service conference. Informing delegates of our aim to serve the public interest and protect consumers of legal services.

Devon and Somerset Law Society Practice Management Conference

Crispin Passmore, SRA Executive Director of Policy and Education, will be speaking to delegates at Devon and Somerset Law Society's annual practice management conference.

The Institute of Legal Finance and Management (IFLM) Conference

The conference will give members the chance to listen to expert speakers on the practical and real-life dilemmas faced by today's accounts and management teams. You will hear about the new SRA Accounts Rules and how the changes to the Accounts Rules will affect firms, clients and your roles. Our conference will be informative and engaging for all members, especially for those with the pivotal gatekeeping role of legal cashier or for those COFAs and practice managers, who are the lynchpin of financial governance.

Westminster Legal Policy Forum Keynote Seminar: Quality assurance and standards in legal services - professional competence, advocacy standards and consumer protection

  • Date

    29 November 2017
  • Location

    London
  • SRA Speaker

    Julie Brannan
This seminar will focus on the priorities for ensuring quality and upholding standards in the legal sector. It is timed to consider next steps for the implementation of the recommendations within the Competition and Markets Authority's legal services market study - which found that the market was not working well for consumers, and included provisions to increase competition and transparency for consumers through the greater availability of information on pricing, quality of services, redress, and competitor firms.

January 2018

Westminster Legal Policy Forum Keynote Seminar: Innovation in the legal services market - regulation, competition and technology

  • Date

    24 January 2018
  • Location

    London
  • SRA Speaker

    Crispin Passmore
This seminar will consider the priorities for the legal profession and wider stakeholders in responding to upcoming regulatory and technological shifts in the sector.