Sir Malcolm Grant is a lawyer and academic who has dedicated his life to public service. Grant came to the UK from New Zealand as a lecturer at the University of Southampton and then became Professor of Law at University College London (UCL). He was appointed in 1991 as Professor and Head of Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Clare College. His academic interests were in planning law, environmental law and property law. Grant is the author of several books and articles, and for 22 years was the editor of the 8-volume Encyclopaedia of Planning Law and Practice, of which he remains still the Consultant Editor.