She is described in Chambers UK (2019) as "very experienced and assured, she's very good with her clients and she's quick, bright and efficient." Another source commented that "She is hugely diligent, she works extremely hard for her clients and she has exceptional judgement".
Jae is also ranked as a leading individual in The Legal 500 (2019).
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 Conduct Authority (FCA), Economic Crime Unit, Special Crime Division, Special Casework Unit, Trading Standards and the 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.
- Jae 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
- Jae 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 and in R v K which involved an allegation of murder involving a neighbour dispute
- 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
- She is described in Chambers UK (2018) as "utterly conscientious", "extremely good and very experienced" and "an extremely polished, professional lawyer who has a good strategic mind in relation to business crime and fraud." Sources add she is "extremely tenacious, driven, and pays an immense amount of attention to detail."
- Recognised as a 'leader in her field' in The Legal 500 (2017)
- Described as "an exceptional practitioner who prepares cases thoroughly", "quickly identifies the relevant issues and puts the necessary enquiries in place to meet the client’s case" and "approachable but authoritative with clients", The Legal 500 (2017)
- Member of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors' Association (LCCSA)
- Member of the Female Fraud Forum
- Member of the Financial Services Lawyers Association
- Listed in the Thomson Reuters 'London Super Lawyers' list (2015)
- "a compendious working knowledge" of criminal law and that she "dedicates herself to cases and pursues the interests of her client with level-headed tenacity". "She is unsurpassed in her attention to detail. She is really hard-working and is all over every aspect of every case she does", Chambers UK (2015)
- 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 UK (2014)
- "she is very keen to always put the client first", Chambers UK (2012)
- Listed as a 'leading individual' and has a reputation for being "phenomenally hard working and tenacious on behalf of clients", Chambers UK (2011)
- "works tirelessly" on cases and is "totally committed", The Legal 500 (2014)
- "very very hardworking" and "never gives up", The Legal 500 (2013)
- "no-nonsense pragmatic approach", that her "attention to detail is second to none" and that she "works assiduously for her clients", The Legal 500 (2012)