Mr Alistair Mills is a College Lecturer in Law at Magdalene and a practising barrister.
Alistair Mills provides supervisions in Administrative Law, an optional subject which can be taken in the second or third year of a typical Cambridge law degree. He also assists with the admissions process. He writes on the topics of Administrative Law and Planning Law.
Teaching and research is however not Alistair’s full-time job. He is a practising barrister, living and working in London. He specialises in planning and public law, and is based at Landmark Chambers. He was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn, in 2011. He undertakes judicial review cases in the Upper Tribunal and Administrative Court, and has appeared in the Court of Appeal. He also appears at planning inquiries. Much of his work is for central government departments, being a member of the Attorney General’s Civil Panel of Counsel (C Panel).
Notwithstanding a busy caseload, Alistair is keen to keep teaching and retain his link with Magdalene for one simple reason: he loves it! Studying law at Magdalene was one of the most fulfilling, challenging and enjoyable times of his life. Administrative Law was his favourite subject and it has kept him interested.
Most of Alistair’s writing is fairly practitioner-focused. He is the Assistant Editor of the journal Judicial Review, and is an Assistant Editor of the Encyclopedia of Planning Law and Practice. The overlap between practice and academia allows him to reflect on the more practical aspects of public law. He also enjoys reviewing books.
Planning law, particularly the interpretation of the National Planning Policy Framework.
Administrative Law doctrine.
Practical aspects of public law (procedure, relief, costs).
DipABRSM, MA (Cantab), BCL (Oxon), Barrister at Law (Gray’s Inn)
2017 Appointed to the Attorney General’s Civil Panel of Counsel (C Panel)
2011 Eldon Law Scholarship, Oxford University
2008 ECS Wade Prize for Administrative Law, Cambridge University