Bo-Eun Jung

Call: 2005

Instructing Bo-Eun

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Bo-Eun Jung’s main practice areas are: crime; professional discipline; health & safety; licensing and inquests.

Bo is a ranked junior barrister in Chambers UK 2019 and 2020: Crime.

Bo has been Special Legal Advisor to the South Korean Embassy since 2010.

Since joining 3RB in 2007, she has been involved in a number of high profile cases including: R v Neil Wallis (Deputy Editor of News of the World who was cleared of phone hacking in 2015); the Lakanal House fire prosecution; the Grenfell Tower fire public inquiry; the prosecutions and subsequent disciplinary proceedings of the police officers accused of lying about the circumstances of the death of Kingsley Burrell (a black male detained under the Mental Health Act); the inquest into the death of Dr Jeroen Ensink (who was stabbed to death by a man with psychosis after a series of admitted failings by the MPS).

Bo is skilled in dealing with vulnerable witnesses and defendants including those with low IQ, Paranoid Schizophrenia, Asperger’s Syndrome, Dissociative Disorder, Personality Disorders and Depression.

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.

Cases she is currently instructed on or has recently conducted include:

  • s18 Causing grievous bodily harm with intent: R v CD (Ongoing)
  • Fraud by abuse of position: R v CV (Ongoing)
  • Money laundering: R v SK (Ongoing)
  • Conspiring to pervert the course of justice/Perjury: R v Adey & Others (Sep 2017)
  • International Ponzi fraud/breach of director’s disqualification: R v KC (Jan-Mar 2017)
  • VAT fraud: R v JZ (Dec 2016)
  • Rape: R v PC (Mar 2016); R v UO (Nov 2016)
  • Historic/familial sex: R v DK (Oct 2016); R v GP (Nov 2016)
  • Perverting the course of justice/perjury: R v PA and Others (Ongoing)
  • Human trafficking/Slavery: R v HS (Apr 2016)
  • Endangering an aircraft: R v JYK (Nov 2015)
  • Phone hacking: R v NW (Jul 2015)

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

She is also an experienced prosecutor, acting for the Crown Prosecution Service and for private prosecuting bodies, including: fire authorities; local councils; the Health and Safety Executive; Transport for London; and Trading Standards

Notable Crime cases

R v PA & Others (September 2017, Birmingham Crown Court)

Junior counsel instructed to represent three police officers charged with perverting the course of justice and perjury. The offences related to an incident involving the death of a black male in hospital while detained under the Mental Health Act. The defendants were acquitted of all charges.

R v GP (November 2016, Portsmouth Crown Court)

Defended a man accused by his two stepdaughters of historically and repeatedly raping them when they were aged between 11 and 15 years old. The jury unanimously acquitted the defendant of 15 counts of rape and sexual assault and convicted him, by a majority, of only one incident which he admitted in evidence.

R v NM (November 2016, 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.

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.

She was previously instructed by the London Fire Authority as disclosure counsel in respect of the criminal investigation into the deaths of six people at the Lakanal House tower block  in Southwark. She is currently assisting the London Fire Brigade with disclosure in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

  • Health & Safety
  • Fire safety
  • Food Safety
  • Alcohol licensing
  • Taxi licensing
  • Gambling
  • Environmental
  • Security Industry
  • Trading Standards

Notable Health & safety, licensing and regulatory law cases

Re: WTF Ltd (January 2018, Southwark Council)

Represented the licensee in an application for a premises licence in relation to a music festival called Gala, held in May 2018 in Peckham Rye Park. The application was granted notwithstanding objections from local residents relating to noise and other public nuisance issues.

Westminster City Council v Z Restaurant (January 2018)

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.

Westminster City Council v The W International (December 2017)

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 clinical and serious misconduct cases.

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

NMC v NB (April 2018)

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.

GDC v RK (July 2016, General Dental Council )

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.

GDC v MB (May 2014, General Dental Council)

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.

Public law/inquests & inquiries overview

Bo represents all types of interested persons at inquests and advises on judicial review proceedings.

She recently represented the Office of Rail Regulation at an inquest into the death of a 12-year-old girl who was struck by a tram in Nottingham.

Notable Public law/inquests & inquiries cases

In the matter of TS (Ongoing, May 2018, Woking Coroner’s Court)

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.

In the matter of ST (Ongoing, April 2018, Walthamstow Coroner’s Court)

Representing a provider of supported living accommodation at which ST was living when she was found deceased.

In the matter of SC (June 2014, Guildhall Coroner’s Court)

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.

In the matter of LI (January 2014, Nottingham Coroners’ Court)

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

Extradition overview

Bo regularly 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 (May 2014)

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 (December 2012)

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 PA and Others
September 2017, Birmingham Crown Court
Junior counsel instructed to represent three police officers charged with perverting the course of justice and perjury.  The offences related to an incident involving the death of a black male in hospital while detained under the Mental Health Act.  The defendants were acquitted of all charges.

R v GP
November 2016, Portsmouth Crown Court
Defended a man accused by his two stepdaughters of historically and repeatedly raping them when they were aged between 11 and 15 years old.  The jury unanimously acquitted the defendant of 15 counts of rape and sexual assault and convicted him, by a majority, of only one incident which he admitted in evidence.

R v NM
November 2016, 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 PC
March 2016, 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 NW
July 2015, Central Criminal Court
Defended NW, 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 D & Others
November 2011 – April 2014, 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

Re: WTF Ltd
January 2018, Southwark Council
Represented the licensee in an application for a premises licence in relation to a music festival called Gala, held in May 2018 in Peckham Rye Park.  The application was granted notwithstanding objections from local residents relating to noise and other public nuisance issues.

Westminster City Council v Z Restaurant
January 2018
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.

Westminster City Council v The W International
December 2017
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.

HSE v CR Ltd
October 2016, Maidstone Crown Court
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

NMC v NB
April 2018
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.

GDC v RK
July 2016, General Dental Council
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.

GDC v MB
May 2014, General Dental Council
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.

NMC v GN
July 2013
Nursing and Midwifery Council
Represented the Registrant, who was accused of stealing medication from the hospital where she worked.  She was given a caution.

NMC v KTd
February 2013
Nursing and Midwifery Council
Represented a Registrant who had been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at her misconduct hearing.

Public Law & Inquests

In the matter of TS
Ongoing, May 2018, Woking Coroner’s Court
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.

In the matter of ST
Ongoing, April 2018, Walthamstow Coroner’s Court
Representing a provider of supported living accommodation at which ST was living when she was found deceased.

In the matter of SC
June 2014, Guildhall Coroner’s Court
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.

In the matter of LI
January 2014, Nottingham Coroners’ Court
Represented the Office of Rail Regulation at an inquest into the death of a 12-year-old girl killed by a tram in Nottingham.

In the matter of SLP
February 2011
Southwark Coroner’s Court
Represented the doctor who examined the deceased at the police station prior to her death.  Verdict of accidental death.

Extradition

Poland v MO
May 2014
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
December 2012
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

Languages:

  • Korean

Pro Bono:

  • Bo regularly takes instructions from Bar Pro Bono Unit.

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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