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.”