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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


NEW PAPER: Open Justice: the way forward

Response to the Ministry of Justice Call for Evidence 'Open Justice: the way forward' by Benet Brandreth KC and Kiyo Brandreth-Stroud. A comprehensive and illuminating review of the principles which underlie the common law’s important principle of Open Justice.

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EVENT: The Pamela Thomas Lecture 2023

21st November, Inner Temple, London

Sir Christopher Greenwood GBE CMG KC on ‘Public International Law, a threat or a blessing?’ A great opportunity to hear from one of our foremost public international lawyers at time of challenge to the rules-based international order.

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EVENT: The Forgotten Human Right

17th October in the House of Lords

The Rights of Parents relating to Children’s Education – the Society recently published a paper on this important topic. The meeting will hear a presentation from the authors.

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NEW PAPER: logic and language in Conservative politics: time for a revival?

This crisp paper by leading commercial Silk, Tim Lord KC, explains how Conservatives should build and present their case.  Recent years have witnessed the demise of “logic and language”. We must use logic and honesty to create and then present the case to win hearts and minds and the next election.

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YOUNGER MEMBERS EVENT: with the Solicitor General

The Solicitor General, Michael Tomlinson KC MP addressed us at a Younger Members event on Tuesday 27 June.

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