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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday 4th July 2017
Summer Reception
Guest Speaker: The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP
in the Bishop Partridge Hall, Church House, Westminster SW1P 3NZ
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PAST EVENTS

Thursday 9th March 2017
Annual Dinner
Guest Speaker: The Rt Hon Ben Gummer MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General
Peers’ Dining Room, House of Lords

Wednesday 1st February 2017
Pamela Thomas Memorial Lecture
Speaker: Baroness Manningham-Buller LG DCB
Intelligence and Ethics

Monday 31st October 2016
International Law: Is a new narrative needed?
Speakers Panel:
The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP. Former Attorney General and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Society of Conservative Lawyers
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
Macmillan Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons

Monday 28th November 2016
Christmas Reception
Guest Speaker: The Rt Hon The Lord Howard of Lympne CH QC
Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords

Tuesday 18th October 2016
Younger Members Reception
Guest Speaker: Sir Oliver Heald QC MP, Minister for Courts and Justice
Macmillan Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons

Tuesday 4th October 2016
Fringe Meeting
What Should Access to Justice Mean in Practice?: Hosted with JUSTICE and The Tory Reform Group
Speakers: Robert Buckland QC MP, Solicitor General for England and Wales, Patron of Tory Reform Group Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, Chairman of the Bar John Hughes, President of Birmingham Law Society Andrea Coomber, Director of JUSTICE
Chair: The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Society of Conservative Lawyers, Member of JUSTICE Council

Tuesday 4th October 2016
Fringe Meeting
What Should Access to Justice Mean in Practice?: Hosted with JUSTICE and The Tory Reform Group
Speakers: Robert Buckland QC MP, Solicitor General for England and Wales, Patron of Tory Reform Group Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, Chairman of the Bar John Hughes, President of Birmingham Law Society Andrea Coomber, Director of JUSTICE
Chair: The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Society of Conservative Lawyers, Member of JUSTICE Council

Monday 3rd October 2016
Reception at Marco Pierre White, The Cube, 20 Wharfside Street, Birmingham, B1 1PR
Hosted with the Law Society and the Bar Council
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

Monday 3rd October 2016
Fringe Meeting
YOUR LEGAL HEALTH: Hosted with the All Party Parliamentary Group on Public Legal Education and Conservative Health
Speakers: The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, former Attorney General and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Society of Conservative Lawyers, 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
Chair: Tom Tugendhat MP, Chair of the APPG on Public Legal Education

Wednesday 29th June
Summer Reception
Guest Speaker: The Rt Hon The Lord Strathclyde CH
in the Bishop Partridge Hall, Church House, Westminster SW1P 3NZ

Monday 6th June
Annual General Meeting
Guest Speaker: The Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP
Macmillan Room, Portcullis House

Monday 7th March
7.15 for 7.45pm
Guest Speaker: Charles Moore, Journalist and biographer of Margaret Thatcher
Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords

Tuesday 23rd February
6.30pm
Policy and procedures when offending and mental health interact
Joint meeting of the Society of Conservative Lawyers and Conservative Health
Macmillan Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons

Monday 2nd November
6.30pm (reception), debate to start 7pm
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

Monday 19th October 2015
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Younger Members Reception
Hosted by Victoria Prentis MP
Speakers: Dominic Rabb MP, Minister for Human Rights
Macmillan Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons
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Tuesday 6th October 2015
5.45pm to 7pm
JUSTICE Fringe Meeting: Doing Justice?
Speakers: Lord Edward Faulks QC, Alistair MacDonald, QC and Andrea Coomber, Director of JUSTICE
Chair: The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve MP
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Monday 5th October 2015
6pm to 7.30pm
Law Society Reception
At the offices of Addleshaw Goddard LLP, 100 Barbirolli Square, Manchester, M2 3AB
Guest Speaker: Jeremy Wright QC MP, Attorney General

Tuesday 7th July 2015
Summer Reception
Guest Speaker: The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP
Bishop Partridge Hall, Church House, Westminster

Wednesday 24th June 2015
Annual General Meeting
Guest Speaker: Jeremy Wright QC MP
Macmillan Room, Portcullis House

Monday 16th March 2015
Annual Dinner
Guest Speaker: The Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke CH QC MP
Cholmondeley Room, House of Lords

Monday 9th March 2015
UK Laws and English Votes: The aftermath of the Scottish Vow
A cross-party debate sponsored by the General Council of the Bar and the Law Society

Wednesday 4th March 2015
Pamela Thomas OBE Memorial Lecture
Given by The Rt Hon The Lord Judge

Wednesday 26th November 2014
Reception
Kindly supported by Tilney Bestinvest

Tuesday, 30th September 2014
JUSTICE Fringe Meeting: Human rights, British values and Justice
Speakers: Lord Edward Faulks QC, Dominic Grieve, QC MP and Andrea Coomber, Director of JUSTICE
Chair: Jessica Lee MP

Tuesday, 30th September 2014
The Low Commission Fringe Meeting: Tackling the Advice Deficit
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
Chair: Robert Buckland QC MP

Monday, 29th September 2014
The Bar Council of England and Wales Reception
St Philips Chambers, 55 Temple Row, Birmingham
Guest Speakers:
Rt Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP, Attorney General
Nicholas Lavender QC, Chairman of the Bar Council

Tuesday, 1st July 2014
Drinks Reception
Conservative Party HQ. Hosted by: The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP and the Justice Team

Wednesday, 25th June 2014
Summer Reception 2014
House of Commons Terrace. Speaker: The Rt Hon The Lord Mackay of Clashfern Kt, President, Society of Conservative Lawyers

Monday, 12th May 2014
Annual General Meeting
Speaker: The Lord Faulks QC, Minister of State for Civil Justice and Legal Policy

Wednesday, 5th March 2014
Annual Dinner: “The Culture, Practice and Ethics of the Press Post-Leveson”
Speaker: The Rt Hon The Lord Hunt of Wirral MBE

Tuesday, 3rd December 2013
Debate: “This House deplores proposals to end benefits for the under 25s”
Chairman: Jeremy Cliffe, Political Correspondent at the Economist

Monday, 28th October 2013
Student and Younger Members Reception
Guest Speaker: The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health

Monday 21st October 2013
Evening Seminar Hosted with Conservative Health: "End-of-Life Decison-making"
Chair: The Lord Faulks QC
Speakers: Professor Raymond Tallis, Dr Sarah Cox, Richard Ottaway MP

Monday, 30th September 2013
“Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Judge?”
Fringe Event Co-Hosted with JUSTICE
Manchester Central Exchange 4 & 5 (Secure Area)
Chair: Eleanor Laing MP
Speakers: Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, Attorney General
Angela Patrick, Director of Human Rights Policy, JUSTICE
Robert Buckland MP

Wednesday, 3rd July 2013
Summer Reception
Churchill Room, House of Commons. Guest Speaker: Daniel Finkelstein OBE

Thursday, 20th June 2013
Political Luncheon: “Press regulation after Leveson”
The Carlton Club
Guest Speaker: The Rt Hon The Lord Hunt of Wirral MBE

Monday, 20th May 2013
Annual General Meeting
Macmillan Room, Portcullis House
Guest Speaker: Oliver Heald QC MP, Solicitor General

Tuesday, 16th April 2013
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

Thursday, 7th March 2013
Annual Dinner in the Peers' Dining Room House of Lords
Hosted by The Lord Faulks of Donnington QC
Guest Speaker: James Mates, Journalist and News Correspondent

Tuesday, 29th January 2013
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

Monday, 3rd December 2012
Christmas Reception in the Macmillan Room of Portcullis House
Guest Speaker: The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

Tuesday, 9th October 2012
Human Rights: Striking a balance
Conservative Party Fringe Event Co-hosted with JUSTICE
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

Monday, 8th October 2012
Conservative Party Conference Reception
Co-hosted with the Bar Council and the Law Society
Guest Speaker: The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, Attorney General

Wednesday, 27th June 2012
SCL Summer Reception on the House of Commons Terrace
Guest Speaker: Rt Hon Wiliam Hague MP, Foreign Secretary

Monday, 21st May 2012
Annual General Meeting
Guest Speaker: Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Education Secretary

Monday, 23rd April 2012
Evening Seminar - Contempt - A Balancing Act
A lecture by the Attorney General, the Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP

Thursday, 15th March 2012
Annual Dinner in the Peers' Dining Room
Hosted by the Rt Hon Lord Hunt of Wirral MBE
Guest Speaker: Carolyn Quinn

Monday, 6th February 2012
Student and Younger Members Reception at Portcullis House
Guest Speaker: The Rt Hon David Davis MP

Thursday 1st December 2011
Seminar - "Privacy - Striking a Balance" at Portcullis House
Speakers - Lord Faulks QC, Henry Porter, Isabella Sankey and Angela Patrick

Wednesday 23rd November 2011
A reception at 11 Downing Street hosted by the Chancellor of the Exchequer

Wednesday 29th June 2011
Summer Reception
Guest of Honour: The Rt Hon the Lord Hunt of Wirral MBE

Monday 23rd May 2011
Annual General Meeting
Guest Speaker the Home Secretary the Rt Hon Theresa May MP

Thursday 17th March 2011
SCL Annual Dinner
Guest of Honour: Sir Paul Beresford MP

Tuesday 1st March 2011
Evening Seminar - Access to Justice for All?
Venue: Macmillan Room, Portcullis House, Palace of Westminster, London
Speakers: Edward Garnier QC MP, Solicitor General
Peter Lodder QC, Chairman of the Bar Council
Lord Faulks QC, SCL Chairman of Research

Thursday 3rd February 2011
Pamela Thomas Memorial Lecture
Title: Magna Carta and Modern Day Justice
Venue: Inner Temple Hall, London, EC4Y 7HL
Lecturer: The Rt Hon The Baroness Butler-Sloss GBE
Introduced by: The Rt Hon The Lord Howe of Aberavon CH QC