James Wolffe

Walter James Wolffe QC (born 20 December 1962) is a senior Scottish lawyer who served as Lord Advocate from 2016 to 2021. From 2014 to 2016 he was Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, the professional body of the Scottish bar.[2][3]


James Wolffe

Wolffe before the Scottish Parliament in 2016
Lord Advocate
In office
1 June 2016  22 June 2021
MonarchElizabeth II
First MinisterNicola Sturgeon
DeputyAlison Di Rollo
(Solicitor General)
Preceded byFrank Mulholland
Succeeded byDorothy Bain
Personal details
Born (1962-12-20) 20 December 1962 (age 58)
Dumfries, Scotland
Political partyNone
Spouse(s)Lady Wolffe[1]
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh
Balliol College, Oxford
OccupationAdvocate
ProfessionLawyer