David McMillen has been a member of the North Ireland Bar since 1985. From 2004 to 2011 he was appointed as Junior Counsel to the Attorney General of Northern Ireland. He took silk in 2011.
David has been involved in a broad range of high profile civil actions. In over seven years as Junior Counsel to the Attorney General he acted for Government Departments and other public bodies in major judicial review applications. These included a broad spectrum of Human Rights issues, from adoption to prisoners’ rights and freedom of the press. He also advised Ministers and Government Departments on the lawfulness of proposed actions and legislation. In addition he acted in many procurement cases of great complexity and very high value. Further he has appeared for public bodies and private clients in a variety of commercial and construction cases. Since taking Silk he has continued to act in these areas for a broader range of clients. His practice has expanded to encompass personal injury actions, particularly those with a high value or particular complexity.