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Robbie Stern

Robbie joined Matrix in October 2021 following the successful completion of his traineeship.

Called: 2017

Robbie joined Matrix in October 2021 following the successful completion of his traineeship. He is building a practice across public law and human rights; criminal law and extradition; inquests and inquiries; and media and information law.

Robbie is developing a varied practice across public law and human rights. Current instructions include:

  • An appeal to the European Court of Human Rights in a deportation order case (led by Raza Husain QC, David Chirico and Eleanor Mitchell)
  • An ongoing pro bono effort concerning reparations for Yazidi victims of gender-based violence

During his traineeship, Robbie assisted in a variety of public law matters, including:

  • An appeal to the UK Supreme Court concerning the CPS “Victims’ Right to Review” Scheme
  • A challenge to Regulations on “citizenship stripping” decisions
  • An appeal to the Court of Appeal concerning licence conditions for terrorist offenders following the Fishmongers’ Hall attacks (all with Dan Squires QC)
  • A judicial review claim in Antigua concerning Mutual Legal Assistance (with Clare Montgomery QC)

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

  • A judicial review concerning the legality of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s guidance on single-sex spaces and its application to transgender users (with Dan Squires QC)
  • The Government Equality Office’s intervention in an appeal concerning the availability of interim remedies in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (with Mathew Purchase QC)

Robbie has experience appearing in the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts. He is currently instructed in his own right defending requested persons in Part I and Part II extradition matters and welcomes further instructions in this area.

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

During the course of his traineeship, Robbie assisted across a range of inquests, touching on issues including the adequacy of supported living arrangements, substance addiction and multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome. 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. He is a member of the INQUEST Lawyers Group.

Robbie hopes to build a practice in media and information law. He is currently instructed by the GLD in a libel claim concerning allegations of war crimes committed in Bangladesh (led by Anthony Hudson QC and Ben Silverstone).

During his traineeship, Robbie assisted in a range of media and information law matters including:

  • Drafting the Defendant’s Case on Meaning in a libel action concerning posts in online investment forums (with Ian Helme)
  • Research in the Mobile Telephone Voicemail Interception Litigation (with Clare Montgomery QC Anthony Hudson QC and Ben Silverstone)
  • Advising professional bodies on the legality of data processing

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. 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 include:

  • 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

Robbie is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In order to provide legal services to his clients, including advice and representation services, Robbie needs to collect and hold personal data. This includes his client’s personal data and the personal data of others who feature in the matter upon which he is instructed. To read Robbie’s privacy notice in full, please see here.

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Called: 2017

Robbie joined Matrix in October 2021 following the successful completion of his traineeship.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • EU Law
  • Crime
  • Extradition and Mutual Assistance
  • Fraud and Financial Crime
  • Investigatory Powers
  • Protest Law
  • Media and Information Law
  • Court Orders affecting the Media
  • Data Protection
  • Defamation and Privacy
  • Harassment 
  • Public Law
  • Civil Liberties and Human Rights
  • Health and Social Care (including welfare benefits)
  • Immigration, Asylum and Free Movement
  • Police, Inquests and Prison
  • Public Law: Information, Data and Privacy

Robbie Stern

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

Contact Robbie's Practice Team (Team T): TeamT@matrixlaw.co.uk


Robbie joined Matrix in October 2021 following the successful completion of his traineeship. He is building a practice across public law and human rights; criminal law and extradition; inquests and inquiries; and media and information law.

Public Law and Human Rights

Robbie is developing a varied practice across public law and human rights. Current instructions include: An appeal to the European Court of Human Rights in a deportation order case (led by Raza Husain QC, David Chirico and Eleanor Mitchell) An ongoing pro bono effort concerning reparations for Yazidi victims of gender-based violence During his traineeship, Robbie assisted in a variety of public law matters, including: An appeal to the UK Supreme Court concerning the CPS “Victims’ Right to Review” Scheme A challenge to Regulations on “citizenship stripping” decisions An appeal to the Court of Appeal concerning licence conditions for terrorist offenders following the Fishmongers’ Hall attacks (all with Dan Squires QC) A judicial review claim in Antigua concerning Mutual Legal Assistance (with Clare Montgomery QC) Robbie has also assisted across a broad range of discrimination and equality matters, including: A judicial review concerning the legality of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s guidance on single-sex spaces and its application to transgender users (with Dan Squires QC) The Government Equality Office’s intervention in an appeal concerning the availability of interim remedies in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (with Mathew Purchase QC)

Criminal Law and Extradition

Robbie has experience appearing in the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts. He is currently instructed in his own right defending requested persons in Part I and Part II extradition matters and welcomes further instructions in this area. 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

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 across a range of inquests, touching on issues including the adequacy of supported living arrangements, substance addiction and multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome. 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. He is a member of the INQUEST Lawyers Group.

Media and Information

Robbie hopes to build a practice in media and information law. He is currently instructed by the GLD in a libel claim concerning allegations of war crimes committed in Bangladesh (led by Anthony Hudson QC and Ben Silverstone). During his traineeship, Robbie assisted in a range of media and information law matters including: Drafting the Defendant’s Case on Meaning in a libel action concerning posts in online investment forums (with Ian Helme) Research in the Mobile Telephone Voicemail Interception Litigation (with Clare Montgomery QC Anthony Hudson QC and Ben Silverstone) Advising professional bodies on the legality of data processing

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. 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 include: 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
Robbie's Privacy Notice

Robbie is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In order to provide legal services to his clients, including advice and representation services, Robbie needs to collect and hold personal data. This includes his client’s personal data and the personal data of others who feature in the matter upon which he is instructed. To read Robbie’s privacy notice in full, please see here.