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Rosalind Comyn

Rosalind joined Matrix as a trainee in October 2021.

Rosalind Comyn joined Matrix as a trainee in October 2021. She is currently under the supervision of Dan Squires QC.

Prior to joining Matrix, Rosalind worked in the human rights sector for five years. Most recently, she was the Policy and Campaigns Manager at the non-governmental organisation Liberty, where she led work across policing, counterterrorism, and protest. As part of a campaign to encourage MPs to vote against the extension of the Coronavirus Act 2020, she worked with grassroots organisations and specialist practitioners to draft an alternative piece of legislation, the Coronavirus (Rights and Support) Bill, which was introduced as a cross-party Private Members Bill and debated in Parliament. Rosalind regularly responded to Government consultations and briefed parliamentarians on proposed legislation at all stages of the parliamentary process. Her work on the Regulations made in response to the coronavirus pandemic led to her giving oral evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee.

Before joining Liberty, Rosalind worked for the human rights organisation Rights and Security International (formerly Rights Watch (UK)), where she was responsible for legal research, advocacy, and strategic litigation concerning counterterrorism, post-conflict justice, and the UK’s use of force internationally. She worked on a challenge under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to the then-Attorney General’s refusal to disclose the legal basis for the UK’s first lethal drone strike outside of armed conflict, and on a joint third party intervention (with Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International) in a judicial review of the decision to grant arms export licences to Saudi Arabia. Rosalind also co-authored submissions and delivered an oral intervention to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women during its periodic review of the UK’s record on women’s rights.

Rosalind holds an LLB (Law and Political Science) from Trinity College Dublin and an LLM (International Law) from the University of Cambridge. At Trinity, she was awarded a Gold Medal for exceptional merit in her degree exams, the Law School Prize for placing first in her class, and the Desmond and Maud O’Connor Prize for best research dissertation. Her BPTC was supported by a Lord Denning Scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn. During her studies, Rosalind was on the editorial board of a number of academic journals, volunteered as a caseworker with the Innocence Project, and was a research assistant for a leading practitioners’ text on judicial review in Ireland.

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Rosalind joined Matrix as a trainee in October 2021.

Rosalind Comyn

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


Rosalind Comyn joined Matrix as a trainee in October 2021. She is currently under the supervision of Dan Squires QC.

Prior to joining Matrix, Rosalind worked in the human rights sector for five years. Most recently, she was the Policy and Campaigns Manager at the non-governmental organisation Liberty, where she led work across policing, counterterrorism, and protest. As part of a campaign to encourage MPs to vote against the extension of the Coronavirus Act 2020, she worked with grassroots organisations and specialist practitioners to draft an alternative piece of legislation, the Coronavirus (Rights and Support) Bill, which was introduced as a cross-party Private Members Bill and debated in Parliament. Rosalind regularly responded to Government consultations and briefed parliamentarians on proposed legislation at all stages of the parliamentary process. Her work on the Regulations made in response to the coronavirus pandemic led to her giving oral evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee.

Before joining Liberty, Rosalind worked for the human rights organisation Rights and Security International (formerly Rights Watch (UK)), where she was responsible for legal research, advocacy, and strategic litigation concerning counterterrorism, post-conflict justice, and the UK’s use of force internationally. She worked on a challenge under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to the then-Attorney General’s refusal to disclose the legal basis for the UK’s first lethal drone strike outside of armed conflict, and on a joint third party intervention (with Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International) in a judicial review of the decision to grant arms export licences to Saudi Arabia. Rosalind also co-authored submissions and delivered an oral intervention to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women during its periodic review of the UK’s record on women’s rights.

Rosalind holds an LLB (Law and Political Science) from Trinity College Dublin and an LLM (International Law) from the University of Cambridge. At Trinity, she was awarded a Gold Medal for exceptional merit in her degree exams, the Law School Prize for placing first in her class, and the Desmond and Maud O’Connor Prize for best research dissertation. Her BPTC was supported by a Lord Denning Scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn. During her studies, Rosalind was on the editorial board of a number of academic journals, volunteered as a caseworker with the Innocence Project, and was a research assistant for a leading practitioners’ text on judicial review in Ireland.