Bo-Eun Jung

Call: 2005

Instructing Bo-Eun

To instruct Bo-Eun please contact our Clerks on +44 (0)20 7400 6400 or email clerks@3rblaw.com.

Bo is an experienced and highly regarded junior barrister with a successful practice in serious and complex crime, fraud, inquests, professional discipline, licensing and health & safety.

She has been involved in several high profile cases in recent years including:

Croydon Tram Crash inquests – instructed as junior counsel for the Office of Rail and Road at the inquests into the tram crash on 9 November 2016 which killed seven passengers and injured over 60 more.

Fishmongers’ Hall inquests – appeared on behalf of the Fishmongers’ Company at the inquests into the terror attacks at Fishmongers’ Hall and London Bridge on 29 November 2019.

Grenfell Tower Inquiry – instructed by the London Fire Brigade in relation to the public inquiry examining the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the fire at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017.

R v Saint George currently representing a mother charged with murdering her 10-week-old baby.

R v Neil Wallis – represented the Deputy Editor of News of the World who was cleared of phone hacking.

R v Adey and Others – represented three police officers accused of perverting the course of justice and perjury by lying about the circumstances of the death of Kingsley Burrell, a black male who had been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Lakanal House – instructed by the London Fire Brigade in respect of the criminal investigation into the deaths of six people in a tower block in Southwark

Inquest  into the death of Dr Jeroen Ensink – represented the Metropolitan Police Service at the inquest into the death of a doctor who was stabbed to death by a man with psychosis following a series of admitted failings by the MPS.

Bo has been Special Legal Advisor to the South Korean Embassy since 2010 and is on the ‘B’ list of Specialist Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental law.

Bo accepts instructions directly from members of the public under the Public Access Scheme and also welcomes instructions from in-house lawyers, foreign lawyers and clients licensed under the Licensed Access Scheme.

Legal Expertise

Crime overview

Bo is a specialist criminal advocate. She prosecutes and defends serious and complex cases and her practice spans the whole spectrum of criminal offences including murder, s18 assaults, organized crime, perverting the course of justice, fraud, rape, historic/familial sex offences, and money laundering.

She is skilled in dealing with vulnerable witnesses and defendants including those with: low IQ; paranoid schizophrenia; Asperger’s syndrome; dissociative disorder; personality disorders; depression.

Notable Crime cases

R v LSG

Currently representing a mother accused of killing her 10-week-old baby daughter by ‘shaking’ her.

R v PA & Others

Represented three police officers charged with perverting the course of justice and perjury by lying about the circumstances surrounding the death of Kingsley Burrell, a black male who died in hospital while detained under the Mental Health Act. The defendants were acquitted of all charges.

R v KC

Defended a director of a company accused of an international Ponzi fraud. He was acquitted of all counts.

R v Neil Wallis

Successfully defended the Deputy Editor of News of the World against charges of phone hacking.

R v GP

Represented a man accused by his two stepdaughters of historically and repeatedly raping them when they were aged between 11 and 15 years old. He was acquitted of 15 counts of rape and sexual assault.

Health & safety, licensing and regulatory law

Health & safety, licensing and regulatory law overview

Bo specialises in all aspects of regulatory law and is a Specialist Regulatory Advocate in Health and Safety and Environmental Law (B panel).

She regularly appears before licensing sub-committees and Magistrates’ Courts (on appeal) all over the country as well as advising in a wide range of licensing matters.

She is also experienced in the field of regulatory enforcement, in particular, fire safety and health & safety cases.

Bo has provided training to the Medical Defence Union, the General Dental Council and to licensing authorities.

Notable Health & safety, licensing and regulatory law cases

Notting Hill Carnival

Regularly instructed on behalf of the MPS with regard to applications for TENS and premises licences in relation to the annual Notting Hill Carnival in London

Gala and Jam on Rye Music Festivals

Successfully represented the applicant (We are the Fair Ltd) in applications for premises licences in relation to Gala and Jam on Rye music festivals, held in Peckham Rye Park in London.

Reading Community Carnival

Successfully acted for the Thames Valley Police in the review of a premises licence for the Reading Community Carnival following stabbings and other violent incidents. The licence was revoked.

Westminster City Council v The W International

Advised a company regarding an investigation into alleged breaches of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 following the explosion of an electric water heater at the premises. The Council decided to take no further action.

Professional Discipline overview

Bo has considerable experience in professional regulatory/disciplinary proceedings.

She is regularly instructed by regulators and by registrants to conduct and advise on complex and serious cases before Health and Conduct and Competence Committees.

She also represents police officers facing disciplinary proceedings for gross misconduct.

In 2007/2008, she spent nine months at Kingsley Napley Solicitors where she was responsible for investigating, advising on and presenting cases nationally on behalf of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

She also spent three months at the end of 2013 in a similar role at Blake Morgan (previously Blake Lapthorn) Solicitors, where she advised on cases for a range of regulators including the General Dental Council, the General Pharmaceutical Council, and the Architects Registration Board.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • General Dental Council
  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Architects Registration Board
  • General Pharmaceutical Council
  • General Medical Council

Notable Professional Discipline cases

West Midlands Police v BS

Successfully represented a police officer who was accused of gross misconduct for unnecessarily discharging his taser into a suspect’s leg after saying “You know what, fuck it”. The allegations were dismissed.

GDC v STC

Represented the General Dental Council in a case where a dentist was accused of making a large number of false claims for NHS work over a 2-year period. The dentist was struck off.

GDC v SN

Acted for the GDC in a case involving the theft of £16,000 by a dentist from his practices. He was struck off.

GDC v YS

Acted for the GDC in a case concerning the modern practice of ‘tele-dentistry’.

NMC v NB

Drafted written representations on behalf of a midwife accused of lacking competence in basic midwifery skills. The allegations included that NB had failed repeated competency assessments carried out by the Trust. The NMC decided that there was no case to answer and took no further action.

Public law/inquests & inquiries overview

Bo represents all types of interested persons at inquests, and has recently appeared in a number of high profile cases.

She appeared as junior counsel for the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) at the Croydon Tramlink inquests and also represented the Fishmongers’ Hall at the inquests into the terror attacks at Fishmongers’ Hall and London Bridge.

She has been instructed by the London Fire Brigade since November 2019 in relation to the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry.

Notable Public law/inquests & inquiries cases

Croydon Tram Crash inquests

Instructed as junior counsel for the Office of Rail and Road at the inquests into the tram crash on 9 November 2016 which killed seven passengers and injured over 60 more.

Fishmongers’ Hall inquests

Appeared on behalf of the Fishmongers’ Company at the inquests into the terror attacks at Fishmongers’ Hall and London Bridge on 29 November 2019.

Grenfell Tower Inquiry

Instructed by the London Fire Brigade in relation to the public inquiry examining the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the fire at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017.

Inquest touching the death of Dr Jeroen Ensink

Represented the Metropolitan Police Service at the inquest into the death of a doctor who was stabbed to death by a man with psychosis following a series of admitted failings by the MPS.

Inquest touching the death of AL

Represented the family of the deceased, a 15-year-old boy who was discovered upside down on a steep slope next to a river on a freezing cold night. He had been left there alone heavily intoxicated, and probably unconscious, by his friend.

Extradition overview

Bo advises and appears on behalf of requesting authorities and defendants in extradition matters at first instance and on appeal.

Notable Extradition cases

Poland v MO

Represented the appellant whose extradition was sought by Poland. The requesting authority conceded on appeal that the offence described in the European Arrest Warrant was not an extradition offence.

Poland v MW

Successfully argued on appeal that the appellant’s rights and those of his partner and son under article 8 of the ECHR would be breached if he were to be extradited.

Crime

R v LSG
(Wood Green Crown Court)
Currently representing a mother accused of killing her 10-week-old baby daughter by ‘shaking’ her.

R v FD
(City of London Magistrates’ Court)
Represented the proprietor of a large public house in London who was accused of breaching the Coronavirus Regulations 2020. The case against him was dismissed at court.

R v PA & Others
(Birmingham Crown Court)
Represented three police officers charged with perverting the course of justice and perjury by lying about the circumstances surrounding the death of Kingsley Burrell, a black male who died in hospital while detained under the Mental Health Act. The defendants were acquitted of all charges.

R v KC
(Warwick Crown Court)
Defended a director of a company accused of an international Ponzi fraud. He was acquitted of all counts.

R v JYK
(Isleworth Crown Court)
Defended a man charged with endangering an aircraft by attempting to open the door during a flight. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a conditional discharge.

R v NW
(Central Criminal Court)
Defended Neil Wallis, the News of the World’s former Deputy Editor under Andy Coulson, against allegations of phone hacking. Bo was led by Neil Saunders in the trial, at the end of which NW was unanimously acquitted.

R v CD
(St Albans Crown Court)
Represented a man charged with a s18 assault with intent to cause really serious harm. The case was dismissed at court.

R v GP
(Portsmouth Crown Court)
Represented a man accused by his two stepdaughters of historically and repeatedly raping them when they were aged   between 11 and 15 years old. He was acquitted of 15 counts of rape and sexual assault.

R v NM
(Aylesbury Crown Court)
Successfully defended a man accused of making indecent images of a child on his mobile telephone. The defendant had met a 15-year-old girl on the dating app, Tinder, and had encouraged her to send him indecent images and videos of herself.

R v HS
(Isleworth Crown Court)
Represented a woman accused of modern slavery.

R v PC
(Portsmouth Crown Court)
Represented a defendant who was found by the court to be unfit to plead and to stand trial. At a trial of the facts, his stepdaughter gave evidence that she was sexually abused by the defendant when she was young. Mr Coleman was unanimously found by the jury not to have committed the acts alleged in the 5-count indictment.

R v D & Others
(Central Criminal Court & Court of Appeal)
Prosecuted 24 defendants for conspiracy to produce cannabis to the value of £125 million.
The prosecution was the culmination of a two year police investigation (the biggest of its kind) into an international organised criminal network, alleged to be responsible for the commercial cultivation of over £125m of cannabis in the UK. The network was alleged to have imported the requisite equipment through associated companies in China, Holland and Germany and was responsible for a high proportion of the industry up to point of arrest and the criminality includes various acts of intimidation and the use of trafficked and child labour. The materials in the case exceeded 250,000 pages of material from diverse sources and maintained in both paper and electronic format. The defendants pleaded guilty or were convicted after trial. The appeals against conviction and sentence were dismissed.

Health & safety, licensing and regulatory law

HSE v Friedlander
Acted for the HSE in the prosecution of a contractor in charge of a dangerous excavation site.

Gala and Jam on Rye Music Festivals
Successfully represented the applicant (We are the Fair Ltd) in applications for premises licences in relation to Gala and Jam on Rye music festivals, held in Peckham Rye Park in London.

51st State Music Festival
Successfully represented the applicant (Found Series Ltd) in an application for a premises licence in relation to the 51st State music festival, held in Trent Park in London.

Reading Community Carnival
Successfully acted for the Thames Valley Police in the review of a premises licence for the Reading Community Carnival following stabbings and other violent incidents. The licence was revoked.

Westminster City Council v The W International
Advised a company regarding an investigation into alleged breaches of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 following the explosion of an electric water heater at the premises. The Council decided to take no further action.

Westminster City Council v Z Restaurant
Drafted written representations on behalf of a company accused of breaching the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 with regard to a mice infestation at the premises, which resulted in a simple caution.

HSE v CR Ltd
Prosecuted a company for failing to ensure the health and safety of its employees. The company owned a number of waste processing sites. During an accident at work, one of the employees received serious injuries when he was dragged under the magnetic bar of an industrial shredding machine. The defendant was fined a total of £300,000.

Professional discipline

West Midlands Police v BS
Successfully represented a police officer who was accused of gross misconduct for unnecessarily discharging his taser into a suspect’s leg after saying “You know what, fuck it”. The allegations were dismissed.

West Midlands Police v DH
Represented a police officer who was well-known as ‘the Birmingham taxi cop’ and was awarded ‘Police officer of the Year’ in the 2019 Westside awards who was accused of gross misconduct for sending a photograph of his erect penis to a member of the public whilst on duty.

General Dental Council v STC
Represented the GDC in a case where a dentist was accused of making a large number of false claims for NHS work over a 2-year period. The dentist was struck off.

General Dental Council v SN
Acted for the GDC in a case involving the theft of £16,000 by a dentist from his practices. He was struck off.

General Dental Council v YS
Acted for the GDC in a case concerning the modern practice of ‘tele-dentistry’.

Nursing and Midwifery Council v NB
Drafted written representations on behalf of a midwife accused of lacking competence in basic midwifery skills. The allegations included that NB had failed repeated competency assessments carried out by the Trust. The NMC decided that there was no case to answer and took no further action.

General Dental Council v RK
Presented the case on behalf of the GDC at a hearing before the Professional Conduct Committee of the GDC. The allegations related to wide-ranging clinical failures relating to 18 separate patients. The Committee found that the facts proved amounted to misconduct and imposed conditions on the registrant’s practice.

General Dental Council v MB
Represented the GDC at the misconduct hearing of a dentist with over 20 years’ experience. The Registrant was struck off for his misconduct in relation to an elderly patient whom he treated between the ages of 83-91 years.

Nursing and Midwifery Council v GN
Represented the Registrant, who was accused of stealing medication from the hospital where she worked. She was given a caution.

Nursing and Midwifery Council v KTD
Represented a Registrant with Asperger’s Syndrome at her misconduct hearing.

Public Law & Inquests

Croydon Tram Crash inquests
Instructed as junior counsel for the Office of Rail and Road at the inquests into the tram crash on 9 November 2016 which killed seven passengers and injured over 60 more.

Fishmongers’ Hall inquests
Appeared on behalf of the Fishmongers’ Company at the inquests into the terror attacks at Fishmongers’ Hall and London Bridge on 29 November 2019.

Grenfell Tower Inquiry
Instructed by the London Fire Brigade in relation to the public inquiry examining the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the fire at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017.

Inquest touching the death of Dr Jeroen Ensink

Represented the Metropolitan Police Service at the inquest into the death of a doctor who was stabbed to death by a man with psychosis following a series of admitted failings by the MPS.

Inquest touching the death of AL
Represented the family of the deceased, a 15-year-old boy who was discovered upside down on a steep slope next to a river on a freezing cold night. He had been left there alone heavily intoxicated, and probably unconscious, by his friend.

Inquest touching the death of NM
Represented the MPS at the inquest into the death of a man who jumped from Blackfriars Bridge into the River Thames. His family had called the MPS a few days prior to the death informing them that Musa was suicidal.

Inquest touching the death of TS
Represented three Police Inspectors in charge of training firearms officers at Surrey Police in an inquest where the training programme had come under scrutiny following the death in police custody of TS who had been subjected to prolonged restraint while exhibiting symptoms of excited delirium.

Inquest touching the death of ST
Represented a provider of supported living accommodation at which ST was living when she was found deceased.

Inquest touching the death of SC
Represented a police officer who was an interested party in the inquest into the death of a man who jumped off a hospital building where he was being held under the Mental Health Act.

Inquest touching the death of LI
Represented the Office of Rail Regulation at an inquest into the death of a 12-year-old girl killed by a tram in Nottingham.

Inquest touching the death of SLP
Represented the doctor who examined the deceased at the police station prior to her death. Verdict of accidental death.

Extradition

Poland v MO
(Administrative Court, High Court)
Represented the appellant whose extradition was sought by Poland.  The requesting authority conceded on appeal that the offence described in the European Arrest Warrant was not an extradition offence.

Poland v MW
(Administrative Court, High Court)
Successfully argued on appeal that the appellant’s rights and those of his partner and son under article 8 of the ECHR would be breached if he were to be extradited.

Instructing Bo-Eun

To instruct Bo-Eun please contact our Clerks on +44 (0)20 7400 6400 or email clerks@3rblaw.com.

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Extradition Lawyers’ Association
  • Defence Extradition Lawyers’ Forum
  • British Korean Lawyers’ Association
  • International Association of Korean Lawyers
  • Korean Prosecutors’ Association
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • BSc (Anthropology) – University College London
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction)
  • Bar Vocational Course (Outstanding)

Awards:

  • Buchanan Prize (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Pupillage Scholarship 2005
  • Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship 2005
  • Robert Wright Mooting Trophy 2005

 

  • Specialist Advocates’ B panellist for Health & Safety and Environmental Law
  • Special Legal Advisor to the South Korean Embassy

Languages:

  • Korean

I, Bo-Eun Jung, am a data controller and can be contacted at 3 Raymond Buildings, Gray’s Inn, London WC1R 5BH or by telephone on 020 7400 6400 or by email at bo-eun.jung@3rblaw.com. My Data Protection Policy can be found below.

All personal data that I process is for the purposes of providing legal services, conducting conflict-checks, marketing, defending potential complaints, legal proceedings or fee disputes, keeping anti-money laundering records, training other barristers and pupils and when providing work-shadowing opportunities, and/or exercising a right to a lien. The types of data I process vary upon the nature of the legal matter in relation to which I am engaged to advise, but can include names, contact details, biographic details and ‘special category personal data’ (such as details of racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, health, sex life and criminal convictions and proceedings).

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, the legal bases upon which I process personal data are (i) the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract, (ii) the processing is necessary to comply with legal obligations to which I am subject, or (iii) the processing is necessary for the legitimate interests set out above, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subjects which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child. When I rely on (iii) legitimate interests, my ‘Legitimate Interests Assessment’ can be found here. When I process data which has not be obtained directly from the data subject (e.g. personal data contained in evidential materials), it will have been supplied to me as part of my instructions in circumstances covered by legal professional privilege.

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, I may share the personal data with:

  1. my Chambers, which supplies professional and administrative support to my practice;
  2. Courts and other tribunals to whom documents are presented;
  3. my lay and professional clients;
  4. potential witnesses, in particular experts, and friends or family of the data subject;
  5. solicitors, barristers, pupils, mini pupils and other legal representatives;
  6. ombudsmen and regulatory authorities;
  7. current, past or prospective employers;
  8. education and examining bodies;
  9. business associates, professional advisers and trade bodies.

I retain personal data for no longer than 15 years after the case has come to an end or as otherwise required by law.

I do not intend to transfer data to any country which is not either within the European Union, ‘white listed’ by the EU or otherwise permitted by EU law (e.g. to the USA under the provisions of the ‘Privacy Shield’).

Under the GDPR, data subjects whose personal data I process have the right to request from me access to, and rectification or erasure of, their personal data, the right to the restriction of processing concerning them, the right to object to processing as well as the right to data portability. Data subjects also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ico.org.uk).

In cases where there is a contract between me and the data subject, the provision of personal data is a contractual requirement and the data subject is obliged to provide the personal data in order that I can supply legal services. A failure to provide such data may mean that I will not be able to provide the legal services.

Rev 1.1 19.07.2018

Data Protection Policy

Legitimate Interests Assessment

Bo-Eun Jung is qualified to accept instructions direct from clients under the Bar Council’s Public Access Scheme. This means that members of the public who seek specialist advice can come direct to him. In addition, he welcomes instructions from solicitors, in-house law departments, qualified foreign lawyers, and clients licensed by the Bar Council to give instructions direct to barristers under the Bar Council’s Licensed Access Scheme.

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