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Robbie joined Matrix as a trainee in October 2020. He is currently under the supervision of Dan Squires QC.

  • Criminal Law and Extradition

    Robbie’s first seat was under the supervision of Clare Montgomery QC. Robbie assisted 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.
  • Public, Discrimination and Equality Law

    During his first seat and his second with Mathew Purchase QC, Robbie assisted in a variety of public, discrimination and equality law matters, including:

    • Advising on education-related benefits.
    • A judicial review claim in Antigua concerning Mutual Legal Assistance.
    • A number of discrimination claims, relating to disability, sex, race and age.
    • The Government Equality Office’s intervention in an appeal concerning the availability of interim remedies in the EAT.

    Robbie also assisted in the course of a three-week whistleblowing trial.

     

  • Background

    Prior to joining Matrix, Robbie was Senior Legal Fellow at law reform and human rights organisation JUSTICE. Robbie led work on the organisation’s When Things Go Wrong Working Party, a two-year project exploring reform of inquests and inquiries. 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