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Mr Alistair Mills

Mr Alistair Mills is Dias College Assistant Professor of Law and Director of Studies in Law (Part II). He supervises undergraduates in Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and the Law of Contract.

Having studied law as an undergraduate at Magdalene in 2006-09, Alistair started supervising for the College in 2010 and was made an External College Lecturer in Law in 2012. He became a member of Landmark Chambers following pupillage in 2013, and specialised in public law, and planning and environmental law.  He was awarded the University of Oxford’s Eldon Law Scholarship in 2011. He has taught administrative law for many years, and has returned to Magdalene full time as the inaugural Dias College Lecturer in Law, giving supervisions in constitutional law, administrative law and the law of contract.

Research interests

  • Administrative law
  • Planning law
  • Legal approach to policy


DipABRSM, MA (Cantab), BCL (Oxon).

Research/Career Highlights

Assistant Editor, Judicial Review.

Selected Publications

Interpreting the NPPF: The New National Planning Policy Framework
Bath Publishing, 2018, ISBN 978-1-9164315-2-2

‘Public Health’ in NHS Law and Practice – David Lock QC and Hannah Gibbs, eds (Legal Action Group, 2018), ISBN:9781912273065

Friends of the Earth: At the Intersection of Environmental and Administrative Law? [2021] Journal of Environmental Law

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of Administrative Law Bar Association
  • United Kingdom Environmental Law Association,
  • Ecclesiastical Law Society
  • Selden Society