Jemin holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. He has also completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting from Curtin University and holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law.
Jemin was admitted as a Lawyer to the Supreme Court of Western Australia in August 2013 and has experience in civil and commercial law. He regularly appears in various courts and tribunals in Western Australia.
In his free time, Jemin enjoys travelling and playing sport – in particular, he enjoys tennis.
Accreditations & Memberships
- Member of the Law Society of Western Australia
Success Stories and Publications
Our solicitor, Jemin Jo, represented 58-year-old man charged with Assault Occasioning Bodily Harm (AOBH).
Despite written submissions being made to the prosecution to discontinue the charge, the matter was set down for trial.
Upon receiving the brief of evidence, Mr Jo assessed that there was insufficient evidence to convict the accused of AOBH. However, there was relatively strong evidence that an offence of common assault was committed.
Mr Jo successfully negotiated with the prosecution for the AOBH charge to be replaced with a common assault charge if the accused pleaded guilty. Subsequently at sentencing, the accused pleaded guilty and was only penalized with a conditional release order whereby there would be no penalty as long as the accused did not commit a further offence for 12 months.
This case illustrates the importance of trial preparatory and negotiation skills and the value of a solicitor like Jemin Jo in reaching favourable plea negotiations. This eliminated any risk of the man being found guilty of AOBH at the trial.
Our solicitor Jemin Jo represented a man in his late 20s in a District Court sentencing hearing, where the client pleaded guilty to a charge of Aggravated Grievous Bodily Harm.
Ordinarily, grievous bodily harm offences, particularly those of a domestic violence nature, are penalized with an immediate term of imprisonment.
However, as part of his submissions, Mr. Jo was able to present to the court numerous mitigating factors including the man’s personal circumstance, the steps he had taken to address his anger management problems and his prior good character. With the benefit of a favourable pre-sentence report and a psychological report, the Judge sentenced the man to a term of imprisonment for 13 months but suspended the term for a period of 18 months with supervision requirements.
This case illustrates the importance and the value of a solicitor like Jemin Jo in reaching favourable sentencing results.
Our solicitor, Jemin Jo, represented a young man who pleaded guilty in the District Court to a number of drug offences including the attempted sale and supply of MDMA.
Charges relating to the sale or supply of drugs are generally penalized with a term of immediate imprisonment. However, in this case, with the benefit of favourable pre-sentence report and psychological report, Mr Jo was able to present to the court numerous mitigating factors including the man’s personal circumstance, young age and steps he had taken to address his drug-related problems.
The sentencing Judge penalized the man with a term of imprisonment of 9 months, which was suspended for a period of 12 months with supervision conditions.
This case illustrates the value of a solicitor like Jemin Jo in reaching a favourable sentencing result.
Jemin Jo represented a man in his mid-20s, who was facing two counts of selling or supplying a prohibited drug, namely MDMA.
Mr Jo sought to resolve the matter, making representations to the prosecution for the withdrawal of one charge with the client to plead guilty to the other. However, this was refused and the matter was set to proceed to trial.
On the day before the trial was to commence and after reviewing the brief of evidence, Mr. Jo was able to convince the prosecution to discontinue their prosecution of the first count. An agreement was also reached that the prosecution would not oppose an application to have the conviction for the second count declared spent.
Our client pleaded guilty to one count of supplying a prohibited drug and was sentenced to a fine. The conviction was declared spent, meaning the circumstances in which it would have to be disclosed was limited.
This case illustrates the importance of good mediatory and negotiation skills and the value of a solicitor like Jemin Jo in reaching favourable plea negotiations. This eliminated any risk of the man being found guilty of both counts if the matter proceeded to trial.
Our solicitor, Jemin Jo, represented a corporate client in the District Court of WA matter in a dispute with another company. The opposing company sold 'Freezer-Trailers' as part of their trading operations. Our client had made payment for a number of Freezer-Trailers but the vendor failed to deliver them, arguing, amongst other things, that there was no fixed delivery date nor was it agreed that the vendor would deliver the Trailers to our client's premises, as opposed to their being collected.
Despite months of negotiation between the vendor and our client, GTC Lawyers was ultimately instructed to commence an action in the District Court of Western Australia alleging breach of contract.
Despite certain delays and the cancellation of the first planned mediation conference, a second mediation conference was finally held between the parties. At that conference, the GTS solicitor [Jemin Jo] demonstrated his mediatory and negotiation skills to great effect. By pointing out that the vendor effectively had no substantive defence, having substantially failed to meet their contractual obligations, and by presenting strong evidence on behalf of his client, a favourable result was negotiated and agreed to.
It was agreed that, amongst other things, the vendor would deliver the Freezer-Trailer to our client’s premises at their own cost. In addition, a further confidential settlement sum in damages was agreed to as compensation for the loss and detriment suffered by our client. These were formalised into Court Orders made by the Registrar of the Mediation Conference and are therefore enforceable by the Court.
This case illustrates the importance of good mediatory and negotiation skills and the value of a solicitor like Jemin Jo capable of reaching favourable, enforceable settlement outcomes. In this case, should it have proven impossible to reach a negotiated settlement, the matter would have been remitted to trial. This would have involved a significant increase in legal costs to our client, in addition to the costs associated with the substantial time and effort involved in prosecuting their case.