Dr Micheal O'Flynn

  • Lecturer (School of Law)

telephone: +44 (0) 141 330 5873
email: Micheal.OFlynn@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Micheál is a lecturer in English Criminal law and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He previously worked at the University of Southampton. His research interests are broadly in the fields of criminal law and evidence, with a particular focus on the law pertaining to the investigation and prosecution of cybercrime.

Micheál studied law at Trinity College Dublin (LLB), the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LLM), and Queen Mary, University of London (PhD). He is also an Irish qualified Barrister and has been called to the Bar of England and Wales (Inner Temple).

He frequently speaks to practitioner audiences, and has lectured at organisations such as the Office of Surveillance Commissioners, the European Academy of Law, the Fraud Advisory Panel, and the Law Commission. He regularly lectures at the Judicial College on various aspects of cybercrime law and electronic evidence law. He has acted as a legal consultant for organisations such as Nominet and the Law Commission, and previously worked at the International Criminal Court and the European Commission.

In 2018, Micheál was seconded to the Law Commission for six months and worked on two projects ('Search Warrants' and 'Abusive and Offensive Online Communications').


Research interests

Micheál is particularly interested in the jurisdictional challenges generated by the Internet and cybercriminality. Recent projects (published and forthcoming) have considered the implications of jurisdictional concurrency over crime in fields such as double jeopardy law and extradition law, and he is also conducting research on offences involving cryptocurrencies and applicable legal frameworks. 


Publications

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Number of items: 10.

2019

O'Flynn, M. (2019) Review of the Model Law on Electronic Evidence. Other. Commonwealth Secretariat.

2018

The Law Commission, (2018) Search Warrants [Consultation paper 235]. Other. The Law Commission.

The Law Commission, (2018) Abusive and Offensive Online Communications: A Scoping Report. Other. The Law Commission.

Ó Floinn, M. and Taylor, A. (2018) An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies [background paper for the Judicial College]. Other. ..

2017

Ó Floinn, M. (2017) The concept of idem in the European Courts: extricating the inextricable link in European double jeopardy law. Columbia Journal of European Law, 24, pp. 75-109.

2013

The Law Commission, (2013) Contempt of Court (1): Juror Misconduct and Internet Publications. Report. Other. Stationery Office.

O'Floinn, M. (2013) It wasn't all white light before Prism: law enforcement practices in gathering data abroad, and proposals for further transnational access at the Council of Europe. Computer Law and Security Review, 29(5), pp. 610-615. (doi:10.1016/j.clsr.2013.07.015)

2012

O'Floinn, M. and Ormerod, D. (2012) Social networking material as criminal evidence. Criminal Law Review, 2012(7), pp. 486-512.

2011

O' Floinn, M. (2011) Dealing with Domain Names Used in Connection with Criminal Activity. Project Report. Nominet, Oxford.

O'Floinn, M. and Ormerod, D. (2011) Social networking sites, RIPA and criminal investigations. Criminal Law Review, 2011(10), pp. 766-789.

This list was generated on Sat Nov 16 20:48:23 2019 GMT.
Number of items: 10.

Articles

Ó Floinn, M. (2017) The concept of idem in the European Courts: extricating the inextricable link in European double jeopardy law. Columbia Journal of European Law, 24, pp. 75-109.

O'Floinn, M. (2013) It wasn't all white light before Prism: law enforcement practices in gathering data abroad, and proposals for further transnational access at the Council of Europe. Computer Law and Security Review, 29(5), pp. 610-615. (doi:10.1016/j.clsr.2013.07.015)

O'Floinn, M. and Ormerod, D. (2012) Social networking material as criminal evidence. Criminal Law Review, 2012(7), pp. 486-512.

O'Floinn, M. and Ormerod, D. (2011) Social networking sites, RIPA and criminal investigations. Criminal Law Review, 2011(10), pp. 766-789.

Research Reports or Papers

O'Flynn, M. (2019) Review of the Model Law on Electronic Evidence. Other. Commonwealth Secretariat.

The Law Commission, (2018) Search Warrants [Consultation paper 235]. Other. The Law Commission.

The Law Commission, (2018) Abusive and Offensive Online Communications: A Scoping Report. Other. The Law Commission.

Ó Floinn, M. and Taylor, A. (2018) An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies [background paper for the Judicial College]. Other. ..

The Law Commission, (2013) Contempt of Court (1): Juror Misconduct and Internet Publications. Report. Other. Stationery Office.

O' Floinn, M. (2011) Dealing with Domain Names Used in Connection with Criminal Activity. Project Report. Nominet, Oxford.

This list was generated on Sat Nov 16 20:48:23 2019 GMT.

Supervision

Micheál has supervised a PhD student through to completion and welcomes enquiries from prospective doctoral applicants in his fields of interest.


Teaching

Micheál is module coordinator for English Criminal Law (level 1) and Common law System and Method (level 1) on the Common Law LLB degree, and also contributes to teaching on Criminal law and evidence (level 1), Criminal Justice (level 3) and Criminal law: History and Theory (level 4).

Micheál will also be developing a module on International Cybercrime Law (LLM).