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Robbie Stern

Robbie joined Matrix as a trainee in October 2020

Robbie joined Matrix as a trainee in October 2020. He hopes to build a practice across public law and human rights; criminal law and extradition; inquests and inquiries; and media and information law.

In his first three seats of traineeship, Robbie was supervised by Clare Montgomery QC, Mathew Purchase QC and Dan Squires QC. He is currently under the supervision of Ian Helme.

During his first three seats, Robbie assisted in a variety of public law and human rights matters, including:

  • An appeal to the UK Supreme Court concerning the CPS “Victims’ Right to Review” Scheme
  • A challenge to the Regulations providing for notice of “citizenship stripping” decisions
  • An appeal to the Court of Appeal concerning license conditions for terrorist offenders following the Fishmongers’ Hall attacks
  • A judicial review claim in Antigua concerning Mutual Legal Assistance

Robbie has also assisted in a broad range of discrimination and equality matters, including:

  • A judicial review concerning the legality of the Equality and Human Rights Commissions’ guidance on single-sex spaces and its application to transgender users
  • The Government Equality Office’s intervention in an appeal concerning the availability of interim remedies in the Employment Appeal Tribunal
  • A number of discrimination claims (including own instructions) relating to age, disability, gender reassignment, race and sex

During his traineeship, Robbie assisted Clare Montgomery QC across a range of criminal law matters, including:

  • The “Stansted 15” appeal against conviction
  • An extradition appeal in the High Court concerning threats to the rule of law in Poland
  • Advising in an alleged securities fraud in Hong Kong
  • Interim hearings in the EncroChat litigation

Robbie is currently instructed in his own right in Part I and Part II extradition matters and welcomes further instructions in this area.

Robbie is currently representing family members in the coroners’ courts, including in matters engaging Article 2.

During the course of his traineeship, Robbie assisted Anita Davies across a range of PIRs and full inquest hearings. He also assisted in a non-statutory inquiry into the treatment of transgender students.

Robbie has a particular interest in this area, having previously led JUSTICE’s When Things Go Wrong Working Party, a two-year project exploring reform of inquests and inquiries.

Robbie is currently undertaking his final seat in media and information law under the supervision of Ian Helme. Previously, Robbie assisted in the Mobile Telephone Voicemail Interception Litigation, and in advising professional bodies on the legality of data processing (assisting Catrin Evans QC).

Prior to joining Matrix, Robbie was Senior Legal Fellow at law reform and human rights organisation JUSTICE. During his time at JUSTICE, Robbie was Associate Editor at Just Security, the national security and rights blog based at NYU School of Law.

Before JUSTICE, Robbie worked as legal assistant to Nigel Lambert QC, joining the defence team in a major SFO-prosecuted trial. He has completed placements in the death penalty team at Reprieve and in the complex litigation division of the immigration firm Gherson. He represents claimants in the Social Security Tribunal for FRU. Robbie has also worked for many years as a professional musician.

Robbie holds a double first-class degree in English from the University of Cambridge and a first-class, accelerated LLB from Queen Mary University of London.

Scholarships and awards:

  • John and Sophie Laws Scholarship, Bar European Group
  • David Karmel European Scholarship, Gray’s Inn
  • Postgraduate Scholarship, City Law School
  • Senior Status Bursary, Queen Mary School of Law
  • College Prize (Pt II examinations), Pembroke College Cambridge
  • Foundress Prize, Pembroke College Cambridge
  • Foundation Scholarship, Pembroke College Cambridge
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Robbie joined Matrix as a trainee in October 2020

Robbie Stern

Contact Robbie: robbiestern@matrixlaw.co.uk | +44 (0)20 7404 3447


Robbie joined Matrix as a trainee in October 2020. He hopes to build a practice across public law and human rights; criminal law and extradition; inquests and inquiries; and media and information law.

In his first three seats of traineeship, Robbie was supervised by Clare Montgomery QC, Mathew Purchase QC and Dan Squires QC. He is currently under the supervision of Ian Helme.

Public Law and Human Rights

During his first three seats, Robbie assisted in a variety of public law and human rights matters, including: An appeal to the UK Supreme Court concerning the CPS “Victims’ Right to Review” Scheme A challenge to the Regulations providing for notice of “citizenship stripping” decisions An appeal to the Court of Appeal concerning license conditions for terrorist offenders following the Fishmongers’ Hall attacks A judicial review claim in Antigua concerning Mutual Legal Assistance Robbie has also assisted in a broad range of discrimination and equality matters, including: A judicial review concerning the legality of the Equality and Human Rights Commissions’ guidance on single-sex spaces and its application to transgender users The Government Equality Office’s intervention in an appeal concerning the availability of interim remedies in the Employment Appeal Tribunal A number of discrimination claims (including own instructions) relating to age, disability, gender reassignment, race and sex

Criminal Law and Extradition

During his traineeship, Robbie assisted Clare Montgomery QC across a range of criminal law matters, including: The “Stansted 15” appeal against conviction An extradition appeal in the High Court concerning threats to the rule of law in Poland Advising in an alleged securities fraud in Hong Kong Interim hearings in the EncroChat litigation Robbie is currently instructed in his own right in Part I and Part II extradition matters and welcomes further instructions in this area.

Inquests and Inquiries

Robbie is currently representing family members in the coroners’ courts, including in matters engaging Article 2. During the course of his traineeship, Robbie assisted Anita Davies across a range of PIRs and full inquest hearings. He also assisted in a non-statutory inquiry into the treatment of transgender students. Robbie has a particular interest in this area, having previously led JUSTICE’s When Things Go Wrong Working Party, a two-year project exploring reform of inquests and inquiries.

Media and Information

Robbie is currently undertaking his final seat in media and information law under the supervision of Ian Helme. Previously, Robbie assisted in the Mobile Telephone Voicemail Interception Litigation, and in advising professional bodies on the legality of data processing (assisting Catrin Evans QC).

Background

Prior to joining Matrix, Robbie was Senior Legal Fellow at law reform and human rights organisation JUSTICE. During his time at JUSTICE, Robbie was Associate Editor at Just Security, the national security and rights blog based at NYU School of Law. Before JUSTICE, Robbie worked as legal assistant to Nigel Lambert QC, joining the defence team in a major SFO-prosecuted trial. He has completed placements in the death penalty team at Reprieve and in the complex litigation division of the immigration firm Gherson. He represents claimants in the Social Security Tribunal for FRU. Robbie has also worked for many years as a professional musician.

Qualifications

Robbie holds a double first-class degree in English from the University of Cambridge and a first-class, accelerated LLB from Queen Mary University of London. Scholarships and awards: John and Sophie Laws Scholarship, Bar European Group David Karmel European Scholarship, Gray’s Inn Postgraduate Scholarship, City Law School Senior Status Bursary, Queen Mary School of Law College Prize (Pt II examinations), Pembroke College Cambridge Foundress Prize, Pembroke College Cambridge Foundation Scholarship, Pembroke College Cambridge