Lucia Brieskova (Junior Associate) | Guernica 37
Lucia Brieskova joined Chambers in 2017 as Junior Associate and is presently undertaking the Bar Vocational Practice Course.
Prior to joining, she worked, over the past 10 years, on a wide range of matters in the area of human rights, international criminal and international humanitarian law, as well as EU law.
In 2017, Lucia has been awarded PhD in International and European Human Rights and Immigration Law. During her studies, she was an intern in Chambers of Advocate General Juliane Kokott and in Chambers of Judge Daniel Svaby at the Court of Justice of the European Union (Luxembourg).
Previously, she was employed as an Assistant Lawyer to the Legal Adviser of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe (Strasbourg, France), where she worked on many pressing human rights issues such as negotiations of the Additional Protocol on Foreign Terrorist Fighters or EU accession to the ECHR.
Lucia also gained an experience in strategic litigation before European courts for example in the case of Abu Zubaydah v Lithuania(2018) heard before the European Court of Human Rights (Strasbourg, France).
Following her LLM degree studies, Lucia spent 4 years as a paralegal in the crime team at Darbys Solicitors (Oxford). She was responsible for her own Crown Court caseload and represented clients in a police station.