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

EVENT: A British Bill of Rights – what is it and do we need one?

Panel discussion organised jointly with The Institute of Economic Affairs. 


An overhaul of the Human Rights Act and a British Bill of Rights were manifesto commitments in 2019, but what is the problem the government is seeking to solve?


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NEW PAPER: The Office of the Attorney General

Lord Sandhurst QC, Benet Brandreth QC and Will Knatchbull have produced a valuable and insightful contribution to the continuing debate about the role of the Law Officers.


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NEW PAPER: The Future Regulatory Framework for Financial Services: A Commentary on HM Treasury's Proposals

Amar Johal and colleagues outline the ambitious task involved in creating the post-Brexit Financial Regulatory Framework, its opportunities and challenges.


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SCL History 1947–2022

The Society owes a great debt to Simon Randall who has spent hours in the archives and has produced a masterly history of the Society. 


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EVENT: SCL 75th Anniversary Celebration

Members and their guests enjoyed an evening reception alongside the River Thames on the House of Lords Terrace with its stunning views of London.  Our guests included The Lord Chancellor, Attorney General and Solicitor General.


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