Data Protection & Cyber
Prior to commencing his training for the bar, Matthew worked in the area of information law in New Zealand, where he was employed as an advisor to Prime Minister Helen Clark in relation to issues arising from the Official Information Act 1982.
Here in the United Kingdom, Matthew has gained experience in proceedings arising from the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and advised in private litigation stemming from the Data Protection Act 1998.
Data Protection is one of the most important and increasingly pervasive areas of modern law, and Matthew is keen to continue to develop his practice in this field. In particular, he is looking forward to assisting clients navigate the legal landscape following the coming into force of the General Data Protection Regulation.
- Wynn v (1) The Information Commission and (2) The Serious Fraud Office (EA/2011/0084).
Delighted to welcome Matthew Flinn back to full-time practice - Feb 2018
Matthew Flinn successfully represents the Home Secretary in the High Court - Nov 2016
Verdict of Neglect From Coroner in City Banker’s Death In Private Hospital - Oct 2016
Neil Garnham QC and Matthew Flinn acting for families in Algerian terrorist attack inquest - Sep 2014
Matthew Flinn appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown - Feb 2015
Oliver Sanders and Matthew Flinn defend the SFO over Equitable Life papers - Sep 2012
Matthew Flinn and Maria Roche start as new tenants - Sep 2011