Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers

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The Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers is a socialist and legal campaigning organisation in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1930 to provide legal support to the then Labour government. The Society was named after Viscount Richard Haldane, a Liberal and subsequently Labour Party politician, who had been Lord Chancellor in H. H. Asquith's government from 1912 to 1915 and subsequently in 1924 during the first ever Labour administration. [1]


Its current chair is Liz Davies and its President is Michael Mansfield.[2]


On the international level it is a member of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers and European Democratic Lawyers.


  1. ^ "Origins". Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Officers and Exec". Retrieved 25 January 2013.