Simon Mills is a Senior Counsel specialising in medical law and in particular 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 and then, while practising in a busy urban general practice, as a lawyer in University College Dublin. As both a medical and law student, he was active in various student societies and was - at various times - President of the Irish Medical Students' Association, a finalist in a national intercollegiate television quiz programme, an actor with a variety of people who have since gone on to fame and fortune and a runner-up in the World Universities Debating Championships. He was also a silver medallist of Trinity's College Historical Society and = at UCD - a gold medallist of the Literary and Historical Society, a medallist in Constitutional Law and a Swift McNeill Scholar.
Following two years at Dublin's Honorable Society of King's Inns, he was called to the Irish Bar in 2002. He has an MSc in Medical Ethics from Imperial College London, where his thesis was on Pluralist Approaches to Abortion Law.
For Bloomsbury, he is the co-author of two books and has also been a contributor to several other texts. He writes and broadcasts regularly on medico-legal and medical ethical matters. He lives just outside Dublin with his family and spends the summer growing vegetables and wondering why the cricketing gods are not kinder to him.
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