The Society of Conservative Lawyers, founded in 1947, is one of the UK’s leading think tanks and serves as the home of the legal profession within the Conservative Party and on the centre-right of UK politics. 

 

Our role:

  • Support the Conservative and Unionist Party

  • Uphold the principles of justice and democracy

  • Carry out and publish research in the fields of law and public policy

  • Host lectures and social events for like-minded members of the legal profession

RESEARCH EVENTS PUBLICATIONS

WEBINAR: New opportunities = new homes?

Wednesday 9 December, 6.00pm to 7.15pm


With housing  high on any political agenda, a distinguished panel of speakers will discuss the recent SCL paper by Simon Randall [PDF]


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PAPER: English Votes for English Laws (‘EVEL’)

A timely paper on an important but little understood aspect of parliamentary practice.  Louis Flood, who works in the House of Commons and is the SCL’s Lyell Scholar, addresses the West Lothian question, explains the workings of ‘EVEL’, identifies criticisms, and proposes improvements.


Read the paper

WEBINAR: The Westminster Parliament’s Response to Covid 19

Tuesday 17 November, 6:00pm to 7:00 pm


William Wragg MP, Chair of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Select Committee discussed with Louis Flood the latter’s recent paper [PDF]. This was followed by questions and discussion with members on the issues raised.


Watch a video of the webinar

PAMELA THOMAS MEMORIAL LECTURE: Democracy, the Courts, and the Separation of Powers

Wednesday 14th October, 6.30pm

Professor Adam Tomkins MSP is currently Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Strategy in the Scottish Parliament. He is one of the UK’s leading voices on constitutional issues and his delivery of a major lecture on constitutional questions is eagerly awaited.


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