J Farquharson

Jane C. Farquharson Q.C.

Year of Call: 2002

Year of Silk: 2018

Black Chambers


LL.B. (Hons) University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Inns of Court School of Law

Special interests



Health & Safety

Public and fatal accident inquiries


Stable telephone number

0131 260 5829

Lee-Anne Black

Steven Burns


Currently a full time Senior Advocate Depute Jane has been a Deputy Head of the National Sexual Crimes Unit and was appointed to be on the Review Group looking at post corroboration safeguards. 

Jane Farquharson called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1992.  In London she built up a successful criminal practice, both prosecuting and defending with an emphasis on cases involving children and sexual offences.  She also maintained a family practice specialising in children and public law matters.  Since qualifying in Scotland she has enjoyed a busy junior practice, being led in a number of high profile cases and appeals and appearing on her own in the High Court and Appeal Court.  Her methodical approach made her a first choice as junior counsel assisting senior in some of the most notorious cases of recent times. 


HM Advocate v Luke Mitchell and Mitchell v HM Advocate

SCCRC reference: Brian Kelly v HM Advocate

HM Advocate v Peter Tobin

Kevin McAngus and Michael Kane v HM Advocate

Donald Birrell v HM Advocate


Advocate Depute 2010 -