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 has been instructed in complex fraud and financial crime, and has particular expertise in sexual offences.

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 Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Major Crime Unit, to prosecute murders and complex crime on 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.

She regularly appears at the Central Criminal Court in cases of homicide.

Beyond her criminal practice, Jane has for many years appeared before police disciplinary boards, acting for regulated individuals – and continues this work as a QC. She sits for the FA and Sport resolutions as well as RFU and England Boxing.

In 2021 Jane was appointed to the Safeguarding Appeal Tribunal of the Gymnastics Ethics Foundation.


Called 1989

Silk 2012.

FA Judicial Panel, appointed 2018

Legal Chair of specialist panels for Sport Resolutions – Appointed 2019

Safeguarding Appeal Tribunal of the Gymnastics Ethics Foundation – Appointed 2021


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.