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

NEW PAPER: Uber v Aslam: a new direction for the gig economy

Jill Andrew and Hugh Rowan, in the first of two papers, set about explaining the important decision of the Supreme Court as to the status of Uber’s drivers and its impact for other parts of the 'gig' economy. 


Read the paper HERE

NEW PAPER: Transforming Public Procurement

Harry Gillow and Simon Randall CBE, respond to the recent Green Paper. While the proposals would improve current practice, unless changes are made there will be an increase in red tape and over-complex rules but the opportunity to protect better against corruption and other failings will be missed. 


Harry and Simon point the way forward in this PAPER

OPINION PIECE: The Chinese state attacks the Bar – a call to arms

Lord Sandhurst QC, in this personal piece, highlights the implications Chinese government’s ban on all members of Essex Court Chambers. He calls for a concerted and strong response by lawyers and governments from all democratic states.


Read the piece HERE

NEW PAPER: Northern Ireland Protocol: implementation and the future

The Northern Ireland Protocol is in the news. Tensions are rising between the EU and the UK over trade within and between the British Isles. Oliver Paton’s paper explains in balanced terms what is involved, how the Protocol operates and what are the possible courses open and their respective advantages and disadvantages.


To understand these important and sensitive issues the reader does well to start HERE.

NEW PAPER: Response to the Independent Review of the Human Rights Act

The submission by Benet Brandreth QC, Jonathan Fisher QC, Guy Sandhurst QC, Anthony Speaight QC and Andrew Warnock QC, ably assisted by Timothy Foot, aims to put on a better footing the practical implementation of the European Convention of Human Rights by UK courts.


Read the paper

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