Ember-Jade Wong

Ember-Jade Wong

Year of Call: 2015

Introduction

Ember joined chambers following an offer of tenancy in 2018.

Ember specialises in criminal law. She enjoys a busy criminal practice, accepting both prosecution and defence instructions in the Crown, Magistrates and Youth Courts.

Recent cases:

E v DPP – instructed to represent the appellant for an offence of failing to provide a specimen. A successful preliminary legal argument was made as to procedural inadequacies and the conviction was quashed on appeal.

Toby Humphreys v DPP [2019] EWHC 2794 (Admin) – instructed to represent the appellant. The question for the court was whether the Appellant had capacity to understand or comply with a Criminal Behaviour Order following expert evidence from a psychiatrist. [Archbold Criminal Pleading, Evidence and Practice 2021 – 5A-817]

R v B, M P (Operation Careen -2019) –Led Junior Counsel in a successful prosecution of a conspiracy to burgle including 35 burglaries.

R v T [2019] – successfully prosecuted a Defendant charged with 8 counts of burglary arising from a targeted campaign of burglaries in the same neighbourhood.

R v T [2019] – successful prosecution of a high-profile defendant charged with a s172 offence. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/06/24/duke-westminsters-sister-attempts-avoid-speeding-ticket-pointing/

R v R [2019] – instructed to defend a vulnerable defendant charged with a communication offence for impersonating a missing person, successfully securing a suspended sentence.

R v S [2019] – instructed to defend. Defendant charged with 3 counts of sexual assault on a 15 year old.

R v G [2018] – successful half time submission on appeal for a Defendant charged with controlling and coercive behaviour.

R v H [2018] – successful prosecution of a Defendant charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving leaving a motorcyclist with life changing injuries.

R. (DPP) v Sunderland Magistrates’ Court; R. (Kharaghan) v City of London Magistrates’ Court [2018] EWHC 229 (Admin); [2018] 2 Cr. App. R. 20 – advised on judicial review. This authority has been published in Archbold as being the first reported case as to mistake of fact as a ground of judicial review in a criminal context. [Archbold Criminal Pleading, Evidence and Practice 2021 – 7.15].

Police and prison work

M v CC [2019] – instructed by Cheshire constabulary in relation to an application for a Slavery and Trafficking Risk Order after the Respondent was acquitted on criminal charges. This was the first application of its kind by Cheshire Constabulary and was successfully obtained.

B v CC [2019] – instructed by Cheshire constabulary in relation to an application for a Sexual Risk Order following a decision not to proceed with a substantive prosecution against the Respondent. The order was successfully obtained.

Youth Court

R v B [2018] – defended a youth charged with multiple offences including sexual assault.

R v P [2019] – defended a 15-year-old charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent.

Civil law

Ember accepts instructions in personal injury, employment, and has a particular focus upon discrimination claims.

Education

LLB (Hons), Newcastle University – 2:1

BPTC, Manchester Metropolitan University – Very Competent

Memberships and associations

The honourable society of Middle Temple

Wales & Chester Circuit

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