Matilda Robinson-Murphy

Matilda Robinson-Murphy

Call: 2015


Matilda practises exclusively in Crime and is regularly instructed to both prosecute and defend. She practises across the West and East Midlands.

Matilda is a Grade 2 Prosecutor and regularly instructed by the CPS from an early stage, to advise and act as trial counsel. Her work as junior counsel has involved complex issues of disclosure and liaison with Serious and Organised Crime Command.

Her extensive defence work has covered a wide range of criminal offences. She approaches each case with sensitivity to the client’s needs and vulnerabilities. She is experienced in advising youths and has been successful in several dismissal applications in the youth court.

Prior to joining Chambers in 2018, Matilda interned at the International Criminal Court in The Hague and was responsible for drafting and translating evidence for the Presiding Judge. She worked as a paralegal in large scale industrial espionage cases at White and Case, Mischon de Reya and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Matilda also interned at NATO headquarters in Brussels, working on matters of cyber defence and service level agreements between different nations.

Matilda is fluent in French and has a keen interest in international affairs, having spent much of her life abroad and in military settings. Outside of court, she is a dog-lover, foodie and art enthusiast.


Notable Prosecution Cases

  • R v CT (Birmingham CC)– Successful prosecution of knife point robberies of electric scooters in Walsall.
  • R v AS (Birmingham CC)– Successful prosecution of a string of knife point robberies throughout Birmingham. This case involved extensive submissions relating to youth sentencing principles.
  • R v CC (Birmingham CC) – Successful prosecution of Grievous Bodily Harm in a domestic setting.
  • Operation Barolo – R v JD (Woolwich CC) – Successful prosecution of armed robbery of a post office in Plumstead. Case involved accessory liability submissions and liaison with the Flying Squad.
  • R v JB, AM, JT (Brighton CC)– Disclosure junior for a 3-handed murder case which involved arson due to a drug debt.

Notable Defence Cases

  • R v E (Portsmouth CC) – Successful submission of ‘no case to answer’ for 17-year-old client charged with Assault occasioning actual bodily harm and 5 counts of Assault by Beating.
  • R v M (Portsmouth CC) – Client acquitted of multiple counts of assault where there was relevant CCTV covering the assault.
  • R v A (Portsmouth CC) – Client acquitted of multiple counts of benefit fraud where the allegation was that she had hidden inheritance payments.
  • R v S (Portsmouth CC) – Client acquitted of multiple counts of benefit fraud where the allegation was that she was fraudulently claiming carer’s allowance.


  • BPTC, The University of Law, 2015
  • GDL, The University of Law, 2014
  • BA in French, King’s College London, 2013
  • Lincoln’s Inn European Scholar


  • French (fluent)


28 Mar 2024

Driver in aggravated burglary conspiracy found guilty after trial and sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment – John Lloyd-Richards led Matilda Robinson-Murphy for the Crown

Niall Patrick was found guilty following trial of being the driver of a Seat Leon for an organised crime group which sought to target...

4 Mar 2024

John Lloyd-Richards leads Matilda Robinson-Murphy in the sentence of 15 Defendants convicted to date for their involvement in a series of aggravated burglaries

Fifteen men have been jailed for over 100 years for their parts in a string of burglary offences which culminated in the murder of...

9 Feb 2024

Midland Circuit Race Equality Week 5-11 February 2024

Matilda Robinson-Murphy participated in the Midland Circuit 5-day challenge for Race Equality Week. The week involved taking part in different challenges and questionnaires. The...

8 Feb 2024

John Lloyd-Richards leads Matilda Robinson-Murphy in the latest in a series of trials relating to a string of aggravated burglaries in the West Midlands

Niall Patrick, 29, was allegedly part of a armed gang which carried out targeted raids on homes they thought were cannabis factories in the...


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