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


JOINT WEBINAR: COVID Passports – a necessary tool to restore our lives?

Covid passports are in the news, with an increasing number of countries considering them. The Society has published a paper on the issue [PDF] and partnered with Conservative Health to hold a webinar on 23 February. Jeremy Hunt MP was joined by a distinguised panel to discuss the pros, cons and practicalities of such a scheme. 

Find out more and watch the video

2020 – a busy and innovative year for the Society

Guy Sandhurst QC, Chair of Research, sends an end-of-year report [PDF]. All our papers and webinar videos can also be found on the Publications and Events pages on this website.

WEBINAR: New opportunities = new homes?

Wednesday 9 December, 6.00pm to 7.15pm

With housing  high on any political agenda, a distinguished panel of five speakers, including  Lord Young of Cookham and Bob Blackman MP, discussed the recent SCL paper by Simon Randall [PDF]

Find out more and watch a video of the webinar

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

The Society of Conservative Lawyers is an association of lawyers who support or are sympathetic to the aims of the Conservative Party. Members hold a range of different views within those parameters. All publications by the Society reflect the personal opinion of the author and do not represent legal advice or a corporate view of the Society.


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