Dorothy Bain QC is a leading Scottish lawyer.
Bain was educated at the University of Aberdeen School of Law. She became an Advocate in 1994 and Queen's Counsel in 2007. She worked as a prosecutor for the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service. She became the principal advocate depute in 2009. She was the first woman to hold this post, the highest-ranking prosecutorial position in Scotland.
She became known for her prosecution of high profile cases such as that of serial killer Peter Tobin, as well the prosecution of four members of a drug gang for murder, and a wide-ranging 2009 child pornography case. Her work and recommendations led to the formation of Scotland's National Sexual Crimes Unit in 2009.
In 2011 she returned to private practice