Simon Mills SC

Member of the Inner Bar

  • Junior Counsel: 2002
  • Senior Counsel: 2018

BCL, MB, BAO, BCh, MSc (Medical Ethics), CEDR Accredited Mediator

Areas of Practice:
  • Administrative Law
  • General Common Law
  • Judicial Review
  • Tort & Personal Injury Law
  • Medical Law
  • Professional Negligence
Simon Mills SC
Accrediting Body: CEDR

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Simon Mills is a Senior Counsel with a particular interest in medical law, including clinical negligence, professional regulatory law, mental capacity and coroners’ inquests. He has acted in a number of the leading Irish cases in the area.
He trained first as a doctor in Trinity College Dublin, working for a number of years in an urban general practice, before studying law in University College Dublin. He has an MSc in Medical Ethics from Imperial College London, where his thesis was on ‘Pluralist Approaches to Abortion Law’.
He is the co-author of two books and has contributed to several other texts. He has given evidence to the Oireachtas Committees on both abortion law (2012 and 2013) and assisted dying (2023) and he was was a member of the Pandemic Ethics Advisory Group during the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak (2020). He is a former chairperson of Mental Health Tribunals.

Disciplinary Procedures in the Statutory Professions (Bloomsbury Professional, 2nd edition, 2023), with Aideen Ryan and Colm Scott-Byrne

Medical Law in Ireland (Bloomsbury Professional, 3rd edition, 2012), with Andrea Mulligan B.L.

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