About Us

The Society of Labour Lawyers is a think tank and affiliated socialist society which provides legal and policy advice to the Labour Party. 

The Society was founded in 1948 by the former Lord Chancellor Gerald Gardiner QC. Our objectives are to contribute legal expertise to the Labour Party and uphold the principles of justice, liberty, equality, and the rule of law in the UK and around the world.  

We advise Labour Members of Parliament and the House of Lords; develop and scrutinise policy and legislation; contribute to debate within the Labour movement by hosting events and discussions; and mentor future members of the legal profession.

We are open to Labour Party members who are also practicing or retired lawyers, law students or graduates, academics, and members of the judiciary.  

Executive Committee



Kate O’Rourke MBE

Vice Chair

David Drew


Catherine Atkinson


Adrian Williamson QC

Members of the Executive Committee: 

Grahame Anderson

Andrew Dismore

Hannah Gomersall

Elen Griffiths

Daniel Jones

Deeba Syed

Administration Manager

Frankie Grant


Contacting us

You can contact us by emailing info@societyoflabourlawyers.org.uk