Reobert "Robbie" Macey, now known as Robbie Lawson, was a fictional character in Emmerdale. He served as a central character in 2012, a supporting antagonist turned anti-hero in 2013 and one of the male tetartagonists in 2014.
He was portrayed by Jamie Shelton.
By 2012, Megan was living at Home Farm in Emmerdale village with her brother Declan Macey, who tracked Robbie down. Robbie told Declan that he had been thrown out of his flat after he slept with his landlord's girlfriend, so Declan invited him to stay at Home Farm. Robbie bonded with his mother and he developed a crush on Declan's girlfriend Katie Sugden. Robbie then tried to kiss Katie, but she rejected him, so he made her feel uncomfortable by constantly flirting with her. Wanting rid of him, Katie decided to set Robbie up by encouraging him to kiss her in front of a CCTV camera. Robbie did so but Katie rejected him again, so he punched her. Katie then showed Declan the footage and he threw Robbie out until Megan blackmailed Declan into letting him stay (knowing that Katie had set him up).
In 2013, Robbie went into partnership with Debbie Dingle, selling illegal alcohol. He developed an unrequited crush on Debbie and wanting to become closer to her, Robbie started stalking/harassing Debbie and he led her to believe that an associate Kirk Stoker was responsible. Debbie then realized that Robbie had been stalking her, so she set him up by sending him on a job, delivering some of the alcohol with Adam Barton. They were both caught by the police and arrested, but were later cautioned. Robbie got revenge on Debbie by telling her family about the booze, which resulted in Debbie's teenage aunt Belle Dingle being hospitalized. As a result, Debbie lost custody of her children. Meanwhile, Robbie and Adam stole Adam's mother's boyfriend Cain Dingle's car after spending the afternoon drinking. As a result, Robbie accidentally ran over Kerry Wyatt. However, Cain resolved the situation by torching the car and sending Kerry compensation money.
In 2014, Declan's wife Charity secretly had an abortion, but pretended to have a miscarriage following a fight with Megan. Robbie supported his mother and he attempted to expose Charity by breaking into the abortion clinic, in an attempt to gain access to her medical records. However, he was caught by the police and arrested before being given a caution. Declan later discovered the truth and he attempted to murder Charity. A concerned Robbie and Megan eventually found Declan and Charity, having a fight on a boat that was stranded in the lake. Robbie then dived in the lake to save Charity, but as he got onto the boat, Declan accidentally shot Robbie dead with a flare gun.