Lucia Brieskova, PhD
Lucia commenced her pupillage in September 2019. Prior to joining Chambers, she gained a wide range of work experience in the areas of criminal law, extradition, human rights and international law.
She completed her BPTC at the University of Law in July 2019, having been awarded a substantial Inner Temple scholarship. At the same time, Lucia worked for two years as a legal associate at a London-based set of Chambers. She was involved in several high-profile extradition cases before domestic courts. In addition, she gained experience in strategic litigation before international and European courts and international human rights bodies.
In 2017, Lucia was awarded a PhD degree in International and European Human Rights Law. During her studies, she was an intern at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.
Previously, she took up a position as assistant lawyer to the legal adviser of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg in France, where she dealt with many pressing human rights and international law-related issues.
Following her Master’s degree studies in France in 2010, Lucia spent four years working as a paralegal in the crime team in a large firm of solicitors based in Oxford. She was responsible for her own very busy Crown Court caseload. She acted as assistant to barristers and Queen’s Counsel in many Crown Court trials. In addition, having obtained police station adviser accreditation, she represented clients in the police station during their interviews in relation to a wide range of offences including robbery and rape.
Lucia has contributed, in a number of posts, to Extradition Hub on CrimeLine.
She is multilingual including the following languages: English (fluent), Slovak (native), Czech (fluent), French and German (business).
Recently, Lucia has also undertaken the Inns of Court “Advocacy and the Vulnerable” Course.
In her spare time, she enjoys Latin-American and ball room dancing, learning foreign languages, hiking, travelling and reading.
PROFILE: Lucia Brieskova
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2009, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, LLB (Hons)
2010, Jean Moulin University, Lyon, France, Master's Degree (Internal and European Law)
2016, London School of Economics, Diploma in Law, War and Human Rights
2017, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, PhD (International and European Human Rights Law)
2019, University of Law, London, BPTC
Criminal Bar Association
Young Legal Aid Lawyers' Association
Youth Practitioners' Association