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


YOUNGER MEMBERS EVENT: with the Solicitor General

Alex Chalk QC MP joined SCL for a very enjoyable in-person event on Wedneday 1st December.

More information and photographs

LYELL SCHOLARSHIP: Application deadline 1st December

A scholarship of £5,000 will be awarded for a six-month period to a candidate and who wants to engage with topical  issues relating to law reform, the constitution and the rule of law.


Find out more and apply

WEBINAR: Legal challenges to employment in a changing economy

Tuesday 12th October

An opportunity to engage with lawyers and a Minister right at the heart of addressing the wide-ranging practical implications the Supreme Court’s decision in the Uber v Aslam landmark case.

Find out more and read the recent  SCL papers  HERE

NEW PAPER: Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance

Simon Randall CBE, former Reviewer of Complaints to the Institute of Chartered Accountants, responds to the recent White paper.  He identifies the good recommendations in it but argues that there is a need for speedier and more thorough going reform and explains what is needed in the areas of Housing Associations, Charities, and Local Government.

Read the paper

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