Biography

Mitchell is a DPhil Candidate at Magdalen College, Oxford. He researches in equity, trusts and the law of property. His doctoral study in legal history, which concerns the history of equitable liens in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, is supervised by Professor Joshua Getzler and Professor Ben McFarlane. He teaches land law and trusts at Jesus College Oxford.

Prior to coming to Oxford, Mitchell was a solicitor at an international law firm advising on litigious as well as transactional matters. He has experience in class actions and commercial litigation, tax (stamp duties and income tax), M&A, insolvency and restructuring, and funds management. 

Mitchell holds a Master of Law with first class honours from the University of Cambridge and degrees in law and history from the University of Sydney. He was previously a Sessional Lecturer in Equity at the University of Sydney (2016–2019), a Teaching Fellow in Equity & Trusts at the University of New South Wales (2019–2020), and a Tipstaff (Judicial Assistant) to the Hon. Justice Julie Ward, the Chief Judge in Equity and a Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales (2017). He has published on equity and property law issues in Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly and the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice

Publications

Recent additions

  • MJ Cleaver and PG Turner, 'Relief Against Forfeiture of a Licence - With Lord Denning's Spectre in View' (2020) Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 191

Journal Article (2)

MJ Cleaver and PG Turner, 'Relief Against Forfeiture of a Licence - With Lord Denning's Spectre in View' (2020) Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 191

Research programmes

Research Interests

Equity and Trusts; Modern Legal History; Commercial Law; Contract; Restitution; Property Law and Theory; Taxation of Trusts; Australian Federal Constitutional Law; Jurisprudence.

 

Options taught

Land Law, Trusts

Research projects