J Farquharson

Jane C. Farquharson

Year of Call: 2002

Black Chambers

Qualifications

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

Inns of Court School of Law

Special interests

Criminal

Family

Health & Safety

Public and fatal accident inquiries

Clerks

Stable telephone number

0131 260 5829

Lee-Anne Black

Steven Burns

Biography

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. 

Cases

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

Appointments

Advocate Depute 2010 -