Dr Micheal O'Flynn

  • Senior Lecturer (School of Law)

Biography

Micheál is a Lecturer in Criminal Law. 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 relating 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 Judicial College, the European Academy of Law, the Fraud Advisory Panel, the Law Commission, and (formerly) the Office of Surveillance Commissioners. He has acted as a legal consultant for the UNODC, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Law Commission and Nominet.

In 2018, Micheál was seconded to the Law Commission and co-authored two publications ('Search Warrants: consultation paper' and 'Abusive and Offensive Online Communications: Scoping Report').

His work for the Commonwealth Secretariat (a review of the Model law on Electronic Evidence, and leading an Expert Working Group) was presented at a meeting of all Commonwealth Law Ministers and Senior Officials in Sri Lanka 2019, and the Secretariat are now taking forward these recommendations in a second phase of the project.

He is currently a UNODC expert, working on a review of the Model Law on Mutual Legal Assistance.

Research interests

Micheál has a range of interests across the areas of criminal law and evidence but he is particularly interested in questions of jurisdiction generated by the Internet and information technology. Recent research projects, including for national and international organisations, have addressed various elements of substantive cybercrime law, investigative jurisdiction, and electronic evidence law.

 

Publications

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Number of items: 12.

2021

Taylor, A. and Ó Floinn, M. (2021) Bitcoin burglaries and the Theft Act 1968. Criminal Law Review, 2021(3), pp. 163-190.

2020

Ó Floinn, M. (2020) Public electronic communications network: Chabloz v Crown Prosecution Service. Criminal Law Review, 2020(6), pp. 548-553.

2019

Ó Floinn, 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.

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

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

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

Ó 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 Fri Sep 24 08:33:51 2021 BST.
Number of items: 12.

Articles

Taylor, A. and Ó Floinn, M. (2021) Bitcoin burglaries and the Theft Act 1968. Criminal Law Review, 2021(3), pp. 163-190.

Ó Floinn, M. (2020) Public electronic communications network: Chabloz v Crown Prosecution Service. Criminal Law Review, 2020(6), pp. 548-553.

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

Ó Floinn, 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.

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

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

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

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

This list was generated on Fri Sep 24 08:33:51 2021 BST.

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 Criminal Law of England and Wales (level 1), and Cybercrime law (level 4) and contributes on a number of other modules across the Scots and Common law degrees, including Common law System and Method (level 1), Foundations of Evidence Law (level 2), Criminal Justice (level 3) and Criminal law: Theory and Doctrine (level 4).