Lucia Brieskova, PhD
Lucia accepts instructions in many areas of practice including general crime, youth work and road traffic offences. Lucia defends and prosecutes regularly in the Magistrates' Courts and is developing a Crown Court practice.
Her defence and prosecution practice extends from minor offences to serious and complex offences and issues including domestic violence, assaulting emergency worker, burglary, robbery, drug dealing and modern slavery.
Lucia is Youth Court qualified. She is a member of the Youth Practitioners’ Association (YPA) and has also undertaken the Inns of Court “Advocacy and the Vulnerable” Course. Her advocacy experience consists of triage and out of court disposals, first appearances, trials, sentencing and Newton hearings.
In addition, she has appeared in her own right in several hearings relating to extradition proceedings, and has contributed, in a number of posts, to Extradition Hub on CrimeLine.
Lucia understands the importance of building a relationship of trust and the need for continuity when representing any client but especially vulnerable clients, whether their vulnerability is attributed to their age, mental health issues or by virtual of being a foreign national in the UK.
Prior to joining Chambers, Lucia gained a wide range of work experience in the areas of criminal law, extradition, human rights and international law.
She completed her BPTC in July 2019, having been awarded a substantial Inner Temple scholarship. At the same time, Lucia worked as a legal associate at a London-based set of Chambers. She was involved in several high-profile cases before domestic, European and international courts and human rights bodies.
In 2017, Lucia was awarded a PhD degree in International and European Human Rights Law.
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, Lucia spent four years working as a paralegal in the crime team in a large firm of solicitors based in Oxford. 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.
She is multilingual including the following languages: English (fluent), Slovak (native), Czech (fluent), French and German (business).
PROFILE: Lucia Brieskova
0207 489 2727
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