Affording justice: How to reduce the bill for criminal legal aid...a paper by Oliver Sells QC, Andrew Warnock QC, Hamish Common(May 2013)
Democracy Must Prevaila paper by Anthony Speaight QC(January 2013)
A Response to the Commission on a Bill of Rightsby Stanley Brodie QC (November 2012)
The Society has an active research wing. This enables the Society to have regular input to Conservative Party thinking and to assist Parliamentarians on legal issues relating to legislation and policy. There is also an opportunity for members of the Society to publish pamphlets and papers.
In 2011, the Society established a research scholarship in the name of the late Rt Hon Lord Lyell of Markyate QC, the Society's former Chairman. Lord Lyell was Solicitor General for England & Wales between 1987 and 1992 and Attorney General between 1992 and 1997, becoming the longest continuously serving law officer for more than a 100 years. Prior to entering Parliament, Lord Lyell had a successful career at the Bar. The scholarship will fund a part time post for a person interested in law and politics to engage with contemporary issues as a researcher for the Society.
The Society has recently awarded its first scholarship, the 2012 Lyell Scholarship, to Natalie Etchells. Natalie is currently studying for a Masters in Law at the University of Durham, where she also gained an Upper Second Class Degree in Law, having previously completed the Bar Professional Training Course. Natalie has previously undertaken research work for Professor Tomasic, Chair of Company Law at Durham Law School and she has completed an internship at the Bar Pro Bono Unit. Natalie will assist the Society from January to June of this year with research into issues of current interest, initially in the field of Company Law.
The Society has a number of other research projects underway and will shortly be publishing a pamphlet on Public Procurement.
For more information contact the Chairman of Research:
The Lord Faulks QC
1 Chancery Lane
Tel: 0845 634 6666
Older pamphlets published by the Society are held in archives at the Bodleian Library in Oxford. Please click here to download the full list of pamphlets they hold or contact:
Conservative Party Archivist
Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts
Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG