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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


EVENT: The Rwanda scheme: will it fly?

NEW DATE & VENUE: Tuesday, 5th March 2024. The meeting is now being held in Committee Room 20, House of Commons

A timely discussion, chaired by Rt  Hon Sir Oliver Heald KC MP, on the Government scheme to send illegal migrants to Rwanda. Can it work and are there via alternatives? Speakers include Lord Sandhurst KC, Lord Murray, Lord Kirkhope and Harry Gillow.

Find out more and apply for tickets

EVENT: The Pamela Thomas Lecture 2024

Tuesday, 30th January 2024

Sir Christopher Greenwood GBE CMG KC, one of our foremost public international lawyers, speaking at time when global events have highlighted the challenges to the rules-based international order.

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NEW PAPER: The Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill – an update at Committee stage

Discussion of certain amendments tabled to clauses 3, 4 and 5, and whether these would strengthen the legislation and enable removals to Rwanda.

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NEW PAPER: Rwanda Bill commentary

This careful analysis by Imogen Sadler takes the reader through the implications of the core clauses in the Bill.

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NEW PAPER: Special Advocates in 'Secret Courts'

The Government's inexplicable delay jeopardises Closed Material Proceedings and endangers the rule of law.

Read the short paper by Lord Sandhurst KC

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