Jonathan Crowe

Year of Call: 2000

Black Chambers


LL.B University of Edinburgh

Dip.L.P. University of Edinburgh

Special interests



Stable telephone number

0131 260 5829

Lee-Anne Black

Emma Stoker

Steven Burns


Jonathan has extensive experience and a very successful track record in defending accused persons in the High and Sheriff Courts over the last 20 years.

A busy senior junior counsel, he has taken the lead role in most types of criminal prosecution including trials for murder, baby shaking, rapes and historic sexual offences, drugs and serious road traffic matters. He has had successful outcomes in post-conviction hearings for Orders for Lifelong Restriction and Proceeds of Crime (Confiscation proofs) and represented parties at Sheriff court Referrals, Deportation Appeals and Fatal Accident Inquiries.

Jonathan has a no-nonsense approach and an ability to get on well with professional colleagues and clients alike and has often represented individuals with particular vulnerabilities and mental health problems. He has been described as a ‘safe pair of hands’ placing emphasis on his reliability and desire to obtain the best possible result for his client and instructing agents.


HMA v Simpson – accused of the rape of 4 complainers – acquitted

HMA v Stuppart – attempted murder with knife – acquitted

HMA v May - accused of the rape of 2 complainers – acquitted

HMA v Stewart - accused of multiple rapes and further sexual offences of 6 complainers – acquitted

HMA v Bannon - accused of the rape and other sexual offences by his brother – acquitted