Jane Bickerstaff QC > Chambers of Steven Kay QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Steven Kay QC
9 Bedford Row


Jane is a first-class advocate who prosecutes and defends in all areas of serious crime. She is highly regarded for her expertise in murder and sexual offences and is also instructed in complex fraud and financial crime cases. As a criminal barrister, Jane owes her reputation to her abilities in cross-examination, particularly of children and vulnerable witnesses; to the way she builds trust with clients, the judiciary and juries; her methodical preparation; and her feel for the tactics of a case.

Prosecuting, she is regularly instructed by the CPS London Homicide Unit, CPS East of England and the Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Major Crime Unit, to prosecute murders and complex crime in London and the borders of the Metropolitan area.

Defending, she is regularly instructed privately by both professional and high-profile defendants. Her expertise in sexual offences has seen her appear for the defence in a number of high-profile and complex historical allegations.

Beyond her criminal practice, Jane is involved in Sports Regulation and sits as legal chair of panels for the FA and Sport Resolutions as well as the RFU and England Boxing. She is currently involved in advising on a large scale safeguarding case for the Horse Racing Authority.



Called 1989

Silk 2012.

FA Judicial Panel, appointed 2018

Legal Chair of specialist panels for Sport Resolutions – Appointed 2019



Inner Temple

Criminal Bar Association

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Jane Bickerstaff QC9 Bedford RowJane is at the top of her game. Her reputation as one of the best silks is well deserved. Jane brings personality and passion for justice to every case which makes her a fantastic advocate but also means clients have trust and confidence in her. Jane is a steely advocate who is prepared to fight for her clients.