Jae is a Partner and Head of the Fraud and Criminal Litigation Team, with a proven track record in dealing with high-profile cases.
She is listed as a 'leading individual' in Chambers Directory and has a reputation for being "phenomenally hard working and tenacious on behalf of clients" (Chambers 2011) and that "she is very keen to always put the client first" (Chambers 2012). Chambers 2012 also note that she is rated "extremely highly for her client care, and her sheer commitment to cases is exceptional". She is highly praised for her "eye to detail" and "extremely effective client manner". She "spots good points and pursues them relentlessly" and is known as a criminal lawyer "who will give her heart and soul to a case". (Chambers 2014).
She is also listed as a 'leading individual' in Legal 500 who comment upon her "no-nonsense pragmatic approach", that her "attention to detail is second to none" and that she "works assiduously for her clients". Legal 500 (2013) also comment that she is "very very hardworking" and "never gives up".
Jae has particular expertise in representing professionals who find themselves accused of criminal matters with potentially career-threatening implications or intrusive media interest.
In this regard, she has been appointed to advise CEO's, solicitors, accountants, consultants (both in the financial and medical arena) and other high profile professionals. She has been effective in avoiding prosecution both at the investigative stage pre charge and pre trial following careful submissions.
Jae has defended individuals involved in complex fraud cases including business crime, VAT fraud, allegations of corruption, money-laundering and Very High Costs Cases Contract (VHCC). She often defends prosecutions against HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Financial Services Authority (SFA), Economic Crime Unit, Special Crime Division, Special Casework Unit, Trading Standards and Department of Innovation and Skills.
She also advises on regulatory matters and issues of compliance.
Jae has represented clients charged with serious criminal offences including charges of murder, sexual offences and multi-party criminal prosecutions. She has a particular interest in extradition cases and health and safety prosecutions.
She represented Peter Hain MP after he was accused of the late reporting of donations received during his campaign for Deputy Leadership of the Labour Party. Click on this link for further details: www.cps.gov.uk/news/press_releases/177_08/
She acted for the defendant in R v F where the defendant was charged with the murder of a work colleague during the course of a commercial burglary, in R v K which involved an allegation of murder involving a neighbour dispute, and in R v Sir Stephen Richards where she successfully represented a Court of Appeal judge. Jae successfully represented Johannes Skúlason in his acquittal over a multi-million pound Boiler Room fraud. All of these cases received considerable national media coverage. She is also acting in an extradition case (on behalf of Ralston Wellington) due to be heard before the European Court of Human Rights regarding mandatory life sentences.
Jae is a member of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors' Association (LCCSA), the Female Fraud Forum and the Financial Services Lawyers Association.
- confiscation proceedings
- criminal litigation
- money laundering
- motoring offences
- serious criminal offences
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