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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: Too many councils go bust: we should do better

How best to prevent more and larger local authorities following the eight that have declared bankruptcy since 2021, with a series of recommendations which would serve as a first step in addressing several pressing and ongoing challenges with local authority audits.

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EVENT: Summer Reception

Tuesday 9th July in the Morning Room at the Carlton Club.

This year we were delighted that the Rt Hon James Cleverly, was able to join us and speak.

AGM 2024

9th July 2024

The AGM was held in the Churchill Room at the Carlton Club.

EVENT: The Rwanda scheme: will it fly?

Tuesday, 5th March 2024, 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 included Lord Sandhurst KC, Lord Murray, Lord Kirkhope and Harry Gillow.

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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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