Miceal has 30 years’ experience in giving pre-publication law and regulatory advice. He trained at the Bar and undertook a specialist defamation pupillage advising Fleet Street in his earlier career in private practice. He headed Channel One TV legal department before joining the BBC where he worked for 18 years advising in the Editorial Legal and Editorial Policy departments.
Miceal has advised on a number of series and programmes familiar to most people in the UK: Have I Got News For You, Jonathan Ross, Mock The Week, Louis Theroux, Who Killed Jill Dando (Panorama), Cradle To Grave (the Danny Baker Story), Coup (factual drama about a failed coup in Equatorial Guinea) , Rack Pack (the Hurricane Higgins dramatisation), In Denial of Murder (a miscarriage of Justice in Murder conviction of Stephen Downing), The Alan Clarke Diaries, Britain In A Day (a crowd sourced documentary), Traffic Cops, Crime Squad, Trouble At The Top, Kilroy, Frankie Boyle on iPlayer, News Quiz, 15 Minute Musicals on Radio 4, and BBC Worldwide Books.
Miceal firmly believes that “There is always a practical solution if advice can be given and taken in time.”
Recently Miceal was admitted as a lawyer in NSW, Australia and spends time in both jurisdictions.
Miceal is pronounced /me-haul/ and is Irish for Michael. He doesn’t add the accents.