Jun completed her pupillage at one of Singapore’s “Big Four” law firms and joined Trident Law in 2016 to pursue a practice in Criminal Defence. She has argued at all levels of the Singapore Courts and has defended clients in a wide variety of criminal matters, including murder, labour trafficking, cheating, traffic and regulatory offences.
She has been described by clients as “meticulous”, “dedicated” and “empathetic”.
Notable cases that Jun has acted on include:
- Acting for the accused person in the 2015 “Boon Lay Killing,” Jun successfully assisted in securing a reduction of the murder charge to one of culpable homicide. In the 3rd year of her practice, Jun led the arguments for the accused both at the High Court and the Court of Appeal on sentencing. In doing so, Jun secured a sentence of 13 years’ imprisonment for her client.
- Taking over the defence of a former Secret Society member facing a mandatory minimum jail term of 1 year for breaching a Police Supervision Order from another law firm, Jun secured a complete withdrawal of the charge against the client. Notably, the client’s previous lawyers had made Representations for the withdrawal of the charge on compassionate grounds. With a detailed review of the facts, Jun took a different approach and relied on a rarely invoked provision under the Penal Code to argue that the accused had breached the Police Supervision Order by mistake of fact.
- Acting in the defence of an accused person who was under investigations for “killer litter”. The accused in this case had seen a scorpion in a flower pot on his balcony. In haste, he threw the flower pot over the balcony ledge to protect his child from being stung. Before the accused was charged, Jun prepared Representations setting out the circumstances of the accused’s actions. The Representations were accepted by the Attorney General’s Chambers. In lieu of prosecution, the accused was issued with a stern warning, which, unlike a conviction, does not carry a criminal record. As a result of Jun’s early intervention, the case was concluded at an early stage, with minimal disruption to the accused’s life.
- Assisting in the defence of an accused person who was being investigated for potential fraud and forgery charges in relation to insurance claims. The accused had been suffering from Major Depressive Order when she committed the offences, and her mental condition had influenced her to commit the offences. Jun made Representations the Attorney-Generals’ Chambers to show – given the accused’s background – how the offences were completely out of character for the accused. As a result of this, the accused was issued with a conditional warning in lieu of prosecution.
Jun believes that justice should be accessible to all. From late 2019 to mid-2021, Jun was Head of Office at Justice Without Borders (JWB), a regional non-profit organisation creating transnational access to justice for migrant workers. During the Covid-19 pandemic – a particularly challenging time for migrant workers – Jun spearheaded the activities of JWB’s Singapore office, overseeing its strategic research and litigation portfolio, capacity building activities, and fundraising strategy. Back in legal practice, Jun continues to represent migrant workers in collaboration with JWB.
Jun graduated with a Bachelor of Law from King’s College London.