Provide legal assistance to Parliamentarians in relation to policy and legislation
Publish pamphlets on legal matters
Hold meetings to discuss topical issues
Provide speakers and assists in finding candidates
The Society is keen to encourage new members who would like to be actively involved with this important work and who have interests and expertise which they feel would be valuable to the Society.
CHAIR OF RESEARCH SCL – ANTHONY SPEAIGHT QC
“We have an active research programme with many practising lawyers contributing to pamphlets and papers which the Society will publish over the coming months.”
The Society of Conservative Lawyers was founded in 1947 and since then has provided a regular input to Conservative thinking and Conservative Party manifestos.
Its aims and objectives are to:
Support the Conservative and Unionist Party
Uphold the principles of justice and democracy
Consider and promote reforms in the law
Act as a centre for discussion of Conservative ideas
Provide speakers and assist in finding candidates
Promote and assist in the publication of literature
Behind these objectives lies a vigorous organisation with a proud history which has helped influence Conservative policy in a range of areas since its inception. The Society has produced generations of parliamentary candidates from its ranks and many great post-war parliamentarians have been active members of the Society both before and after entering Parliament.
The Society has 400 members many of whom are eminent silks and leading solicitors as well as senior Peers and Members of Parliament with a legal background.
The Society provided research and drafting assistance to many frontbench teams as they prepared for the last election and a significant number of SCL Members were among those newly elected to Parliament.
THE RT HON THE LORD HOWARD OF LYMPNE QC
“The Society of Conservative Lawyers has an outstanding reputation.
"A great many key figures in the Conservative Party have been closely associated with the Society and have served it with great loyalty.”
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
VICTORIA PRENTIS MP
“The Society has recently produced thought-provoking papers on a wide range of subjects including devolution, education policy and certain aspects of legal issues post-Brexit.
"Its stimulating events have explored issues such as intelligence and ethics, justice in the modern age, and the balance between liberty and security.
"The Society has been delighted to welcome the Lord Chancellor, the Home Secretary and the Solicitor General to recent events.”