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David Zahumenský

In 2005 his desire to use the law to achieve justice led him to start working in the League of Human Rights, and later he became the chair. He mainly focused on medical law and rights of people with disabilities, but he also dealt with cases concerning labour law. He helped a client obtain compensation of 300,000 CZK for breach of informed consent. He won several cases before supreme courts or the constitutional court, as well as before the court in Strasbourg. He is a member of the Government Council for Non-Governmental Non-Profit Organisations, and he was also on the Committee on Human Rights and Biomedicine.

I don’t try to just thoughtlessly enforce law before courts, I have learned that in many cases the most effective way is to reach an agreement with the counterparty. Besides law, I like improving myself, at the moment I’m training for a marathon. For me the best way to relax is to pack a rucksack and go hiking, for example in the mountains in Romania.

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Andrej Lobotka

While studying he worked in several non-governmental organizations. In the Environmental Law Service he dealt with issues related to environmental law and in the League of Human Rights he took part in the Fair Hospital project and answered questions concerning patients’ rights. After graduating from the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University he worked as a lawyer for the Czech Social Security Administration, where he reviewed first instance decisions on claims on state pension. Since February 2013 he has been working as a law clerk in the David Zahumenský law firm.

Apart from my job I’m studying criminal law as part of my doctoral studies. In my free time I like jogging, lifting weights, climbing or sailing Czech rivers. Also, I wouldn’t say no to an evening spent with friends, drinking some good beer.