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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


EVENT: Summer Reception

Tuesday 9th July in the Morning Room at the Carlton Club.

This year we are delighted that the Home Secretary, The Rt Hon James Cleverly, will be speaking.

Find out more and book tickets

AGM 2024

9th July 2024 at 6.30pm (postponed from 10th June)

The AGM will now be held in the Churchill Room at the Carlton Club.

Book tickets (the AGM is only open to current Society members)

EVENT: The Rwanda scheme: will it fly?

Tuesday, 5th March 2024, Committee Room 20, House of Commons

A timely discussion, chaired by Rt  Hon Sir Oliver Heald KC MP, on the Government scheme to send illegal migrants to Rwanda. Can it work and are there via alternatives? Speakers included Lord Sandhurst KC, Lord Murray, Lord Kirkhope and Harry Gillow.

Find out more

NEW PAPER: The Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill – an update at Committee stage

Discussion of certain amendments tabled to clauses 3, 4 and 5, and whether these would strengthen the legislation and enable removals to Rwanda.

Read the paper

EVENT: The Pamela Thomas Lecture 2024

Tuesday, 30th January 2024

Sir Christopher Greenwood GBE CMG KC, one of our foremost public international lawyers, speaking at time when global events have highlighted the challenges to the rules-based international order.

Watch the video

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