Jennifer Robinson


Jen Robinson has a broad practice in media law, public law and international law. She has advised individual and state clients in international law and has given expert evidence at the UN and in the UK Parliament. Jen has a particular focus on free speech and civil liberties, advising media organisations, journalists and whistleblowers on all aspects of media law, including defamation, privacy, contempt, freedom of information, national security and reporting restrictions.

Many of her cases and clients are high-profile and involve novel cross-jurisdictional and comparative law issues. For example, recent cases include acting for the BBC World Service to take action against Iran for the persecution of BBC Persian staff and their families; advising Julian Assange and WikiLeaks on legal issues related to publication, asylum, extradition and international law; and is acting with French counsel for a group of NGOs from around the world in challenging the cross-jurisdictional impact of the right to be forgotten in Google v CNIL.

Before joining the UK Bar, Jen created the Bertha Justice Initiative, a global program to support strategic public interest and human rights litigation and educate the next generation of human rights lawyers. From this work around the world, she brings a unique global network and comparative perspective. Jen serves as a trustee of Article 19 and the Bureau for Investigative Journalism, as well as on the advisory board of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights.