Mitchell Nold De Beer

Advocate and Adjunct Lecturer

LLB (Wits)
LLM (Notre Dame) (summa cum laude)



Mitchell De Beer is an advocate at the Cape Bar and practices primarily in the fields of public and commercial law.  He obtained his LLB degree at the University of the Witwatersrand where he graduated as the most distinguished scholar in law.  He also holds an LLM degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Notre Dame.


Research Interests
Mitchell’s areas of interest are Administrative law and constitutional law.


Administrative Law



  • ‘South Africa’ in Civil Liability for Human Rights Violations | A Handbook for Practitioners (Bonavero Institute, Oxford University and Oak Foundation, 2022).
  • ‘Reviewable Mistakes of Law and Fact’ (2021) 4 South African Judicial Education Journal 65
  • ‘Invalid Court Orders’ (2019) IX Constitutional Court Review 283.
  • ‘A New Role for the Principle of Legality in Administrative Law: State Information Technology Agency Soc Ltd v Gijima Holdings (Pty) Ltd’ (2018) 135 South African Law Journal 611.


Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Cape Bar