PAST EVENTS

2020

September 24

The Withdrawal Agreement

Sir Bon Neill MP and Lord Garnier QC discuss the legalities surrounding the Withdrawal Agreement

2020

September 16

Access to Justice

Guest Panel Chaired by Sir Bob Neill MP

2020

July 8

Younger Members Virtual Social

Guest Speaker: Amanda Milling MP, Co-Chair of the Conservative Party

2020

June 22

Webinar AGM with Guest Speaker

AGM of the Society followed by a discussion with The Attorney General, The Rt Hon Suella Braverman QC MP

2020

May 13

Webinar: The Covid 19 App - does it threaten privacy rights?

Sir Bob Neill MP chaired panel of experts: Professor Lillian Edwards, Dr Michael Veale, Joe Roberts (Isle of Wight) Lord Sandhurst QC, Benet Brandreth QC

2020

April 30

Webinar: Cornovirus - Has the Rule of Law been overlooked

Chaired by Sir Bob Neill MP with a panel of speakers Lord Sandhurst QC, Benet Bradreth QC, Ronan Cormacain, Dr Andre Blick, Rachel Jones, Robert Craig

2020

March 11

Society Annual Dinner

Guest Speaker: The Lord Chancellor The Rt Hon Robert Buckland QC MP at the Carlton Club

2020

February 24

Discussion No Place for Oral Hearings in the Appointment of Supreme Court Judges

Lord Sandhurst QC , Oliver Sells MP and Anthony Speaight QC discussed their recent papers

2020

January 27

Younger Members Drinks at The Red Lion

Speaker: Laura Farris MP on being a new MP

2020

January 21

Members Drinks Reception

Guest of Honour: Lord Mackay of Clashfern, President of the Society, at the Carlton Club

2019

November 13

Round Table Dinner

Lord Hunt of Wirral MBE chaired a round table discussion with Lord Garnier QC, Martin Howe QC and Professor Richard Ekins at the Carlton Club

2019

October 23

Younger Members talk

The Rt Hon Damian Hind MP in Portcullis House

2019

September 30

CPC Fringe Meeting

Vulnerability in the Justice System joint meeting with The Bar Council and Law Society, chaired by Lord Hunt of Wirral MBE

2019

July 23

Younger Members Event at The Red Lion

Guest Speaker: Lord Hunt of Wirral MBE, Chair of the Society

2019

June 24

AGM & Reception

Guest Speaker: The Rt Hon Stephen Barclay MP in The Attlee Room Portcullis House

2019

May 22

Younger Members Drinks at The Red Lion

Speaker: The Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP

2019

May 13

Evening Meeting

Speaker: Daniel Janner QC (House of Commons)

2019

April 2

Younger Members Social Event

Speaker Johnny Mercer MP

2019

February 27

Annual Dinner

Speaker: The Rt Hon Geoffrey Cox, QC, MP, The Attorney General (The Farmers Club, Whitehall, London SW1)

2018

December 12

Christmas Reception

Speaker: Robert Buckland QC MP, Solicitor General

2018

October 24

Meeting in The Red Lion with Suella Braverman MP

2018

October 16

The Three Supreme Courts

Speakers: Dr Paul Yowell, Lord Faulks, Professor Dwight Newman, Professor Gregoire Webber

2018

April 17

Younger Members Reception

Speaker: Rory Stewart OBE MP, Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice (Portcullis House)

2018

March 20

Annual Dinner "The Role of the Judiciary in the United Kingdom"

Speaker: The Rt Hon The Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Former President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

2018

February 27

Younger Members Social Event

2018

January 22

European Court of Justice and Security Services – An Emerging Conflict?

Chair: Victoria Prentis MP. Speakers: The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, The Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate, David Anderson QC and François-Henri Briard (Portcullis House)

2017

December 4

Christmas Reception

Speaker: The Rt Hon Liam Fox MP Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade (Portcullis House)

2017

October 3

Fringe Meeting: "Justice in the Modern Age"

Chair: Victoria Prentis MP. Speakers: Dominic Raab MP, Minister of State for Justice; Andrew Langdon QC, Chair of the Bar; Joe Egan, President of The Law Society; Andrea Coomber, Director of JUSTICE (Co-organised with JUSTICE)

2017

October 2

Party Conference Reception

Speakers: David Lidington, Lord Chancellor (invited); Robert Buckland QC MP, Solicitor General; Victoria Prentis MP, Chair SCL Executive Committee; Andrew Langdon QC, Chair of the Bar; Joe Egan, President of the Law Society (Co-organised with the Law Society and the Bar Council)

2017

July 17

Annual General Meeting

Speaker: The Rt Hon Amber Rudd MP, Home Secretary (Portcullis House)

2017

July 4

Summer Reception

Speaker: The Rt Hon David Lidington MP (Bishop Partridge Hall, Church House, Westminster)

2017

March 9

Annual Dinner

Speaker: The Rt Hon Ben Gummer MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General (Peers’ Dining Room, House of Lords)

2017

February 1

Pamela Thomas Memorial Lecture "Intelligence and Ethics"

Speaker: Baroness Manningham-Buller LG DCB

2016

November 28

Christmas Reception

Speaker: The Rt Hon The Lord Howard of Lympne CH QC (Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords)

2016

October 31

International Law: Is a new narrative needed?

Speakers: The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, former Attorney General; Professor Richard Ekins, Associate Professor of Law at St John’s College Oxford and Head of the Judicial Power Project at Policy Exchange; Professor Guglielmo Verdirame, Professor of International Law at King’s College London (Portcullis House, House of Commons)

2016

October 18

Younger Members Reception

Speaker: Sir Oliver Heald QC MP, Minister for Courts and Justice (Portcullis House)

2016

October 4

Fringe Meeting: "What Should Access to Justice Mean in Practice?"

Chair: The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP. Speakers: Robert Buckland QC MP, Solicitor General for England and Wales; Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, Chairman of the Bar; John Hughes, President of Birmingham Law Society; Andrea Coomber, Director of JUSTICE (Co-organised with JUSTICE and the Tory Reform Group)

2016

October 3

Fringe Meeting; "Your Legal Health"

Chair: Tom Tugendhat MP, Chair of the APPG on Public Legal Education. Speakers: The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, former Attorney General; The Lord Low of Dalston CBE, Chair of the Low Commission; Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chair of the Health Select Committee; Janice Nichols, Chief Executive Birmingham Citizens Advice. Co-organised with All Party Parliamentary Group on Public Legal Education and Conservative Health

2016

October 3

Party Conference Reception

Speakers: Rt Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP, Attorney General; Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, Chairman of the Bar Council; Robert Bourns, President of the Law Society (Marco Pierre White, Birmingham)

2016

June 29

Summer Reception

Speaker: The Rt Hon The Lord Strathclyde CH (Bishop Partridge Hall, Church House, Westminster)

2016

June 6

Annual General Meeting

Speaker: The Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP (Portcullis House)

2016

March 7

Evening Meeting

Speaker: Charles Moore, Journalist and biographer of Margaret Thatcher (Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords)

2016

February 23

Evening Seminar: "Policy and procedures when offending and mental health interact"

Chair: Sir Edward Garnier QC MP. Speakers: Ben Gummer MP, Minister for Health; Lord David Ramsbottom, former Chief Inspector of Prisons; Professor Jill Peay, London School of Economics and Political Science and Dr Andrew Forrester, Service Lead for Offender Health at the South London and Maudsley NHSFT (Co-organised with Conservative Health)

2015

November 2

Debate with Society of Labour Lawyers: “This House believes the House of Lords should be wholly, directly democratically elected”

Chairman: Carolyn Quinn, BBC Radio 4 Journalist and Political Correspondent

2015

October 19

Younger Members Reception

Hosted by Victoria Prentis MP. Speakers: Dominic Rabb MP, Minister for Human Rights (Portcullis House)

2015

October 6

JUSTICE Fringe Meeting: Doing Justice?

Chair: The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve MP. Speakers: Lord Edward Faulks QC, Alistair MacDonald, QC and Andrea Coomber, Director of JUSTICE

2015

October 5

Law Society Reception

Speaker: Jeremy Wright QC MP, Attorney General (Addleshaw Goddard LLP, 100 Barbirolli Square, Manchester)

2015

July 7

Summer Reception

Speaker: The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP (Bishop Partridge Hall, Church House, Westminster)

2015

June 24

Annual General Meeting

Speaker: Jeremy Wright QC MP (Portcullis House)

2015

March 16

Annual Dinner

Speaker: The Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke CH QC MP (Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords)

2015

March 9

UK Laws and English Votes: The aftermath of the Scottish Vow

Cross-party debate sponsored by the General Council of the Bar and the Law Society

2015

March 4

Pamela Thomas OBE Memorial Lecture

Given by The Rt Hon The Lord Judge

2014

November 26

Reception

Kindly supported by Tilney Bestinvest

2014

September 30

JUSTICE Fringe Meeting: Human rights, British values and Justice

Chair: Jessica Lee MP. Speakers: Lord Edward Faulks QC, Dominic Grieve, QC MP and Andrea Coomber, Director of JUSTICE

2014

September 30

The Low Commission Fringe Meeting: Tackling the Advice Deficit

Chair: Robert Buckland QC MP. Speakers: Lord Edward Faulks QC, Lord Low of Dalston CBE, Chair of the Low Commission; Phillip Taylor MBE and Julie Bishop, Director of Law Centres Network

2014

September 29

The Bar Council of England and Wales Reception

Speakers: Rt Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP, Attorney General; Nicholas Lavender QC, Chairman of the Bar Council (St Philips Chambers, 55 Temple Row, Birmingham)

2014

July 1

Drinks Reception

Hosted by: The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP and the Justice Team (Conservative Party HQ)

2014

June 25

Summer Reception on the House of Commons Terrace

Speaker: The Rt Hon The Lord Mackay of Clashfern Kt, President, Society of Conservative Lawyers

2014

May 12

Annual General Meeting

Speaker: The Lord Faulks QC, Minister of State for Civil Justice and Legal Policy

2014

March 5

Annual Dinner: “The Culture, Practice and Ethics of the Press Post-Leveson”

Speaker: The Rt Hon The Lord Hunt of Wirral MBE

2013

December 3

Debate: “This House deplores proposals to end benefits for the under 25s”

Chairman: Jeremy Cliffe, Political Correspondent at the Economist

2013

October 28

Student and Younger Members Reception

Speaker: The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health

2013

October 21

Evening Seminar: "End-of-Life Decison-making"

Chair: The Lord Faulks QC. Speakers: Professor Raymond Tallis, Dr Sarah Cox, Richard Ottaway MP (Co-organised with Conservative Health)

2013

September 30

Fringe Event: “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Judge?”

Chair: Eleanor Laing MP Speakers: Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, Attorney General; Angela Patrick, Director of Human Rights Policy, JUSTICE; Robert Buckland MP (Co-organised with JUSTICE)

2013

July 3

Summer Reception

Speaker: Daniel Finkelstein OBE (Churchill Room, House of Commons)

2013

June 20

Political Luncheon: “Press regulation after Leveson”

Speaker: The Rt Hon The Lord Hunt of Wirral MBE (The Carlton Club)

2013

May 20

Annual General Meeting

Speaker: Oliver Heald QC MP, Solicitor General (Portcullis House)

2013

April 16

Evening Seminar: The Rule of Law in International Development

Speakers: The Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP, the Rt Hon Sir Desmond de Silva QC, Sir Edward Garnier QC MP and the Rt Hon David Mundell MP

2013

March 7

Annual Dinner

Guest Speaker: James Mates, Journalist and News Correspondent. Hosted by The Lord Faulks of Donnington QC in the Peers' Dining Room House of Lords

2013

January 23

Seminar Supper co-hosted with the Carlton Club Political Committee: Where next on human rights?

Chair: Eleanor Laing MP. Guest Speaker: Damian Green MP, Minister for Human Rights. Other participants: Anthony Speaight QC, Jonathan Fisher QC, Lord Faulks QC and Martin Howe QC

2012

December 3

Christmas Reception

Speaker: The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

2012

October 9

Fringe Event: Human Rights – Striking a balance

Chair: Eleanor Laing MP. Speakers: The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, Attorney General; Angela Patrick, Director of Human Rights Policy JUSTICE; Anthony Speaight QC, Member of the Commission on a Bill of Rights. Co-hosted with JUSTICE

2012

October 8

Conservative Party Conference Reception

Speaker: The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, Attorney General. Co-hosted with the Bar Council and the Law Society

2012

June 27

Summer Reception on the House of Commons Terrace

Speaker: Rt Hon Wililam Hague MP, Foreign Secretary

2012

May 21

Annual General Meeting

Speaker: Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Education Secretary

2012

April 23

Evening Seminar: Contempt – A Balancing Act

A lecture by the Attorney General, the Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP

2012

March 15

Annual Dinner

Guest of Honour: Carolyn Quinn. Hosted by the Rt Hon Lord Hunt of Wirral MBE in the Peers' Dining Room

2012

February 6

Student and Younger Members Reception

Speaker: The Rt Hon David Davis MP (Portcullis House)

2011

December 1

Seminar "Privacy – Striking a Balance"

Speakers: Lord Faulks QC, Henry Porter, Isabella Sankey and Angela Patrick (Portcullis House)

2011

November 23

Reception at 11 Downing Street

Hosted by the Chancellor of the Exchequer

2011

June 29

Summer Reception

Guest of Honour: The Rt Hon the Lord Hunt of Wirral MBE

2011

May 23

Annual General Meeting

Speaker: The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Home Secretary

2011

March 17

Annual Dinner

Guest of Honour: Sir Paul Beresford MP

2011

March 1

Evening Seminar: Access to Justice for All?

Speakers: Edward Garnier QC MP, Solicitor General; Peter Lodder QC, Chairman of the Bar Council; Lord Faulks QC, SCL Chairman of Research (Portcullis House)

2011

February 2

Pamela Thomas Memorial Lecture: Magna Carta and Modern Day Justice

Lecturer: The Rt Hon The Baroness Butler-Sloss GBE. Introduced by The Rt Hon The Lord Howe of Aberavon CH QC (Inner Temple Hall)

 
 

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