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.
Areas of Practice
Freeing for Adoption
Human Rights and Devolution Issues
Offences under drugs legislation
Proceeds of Crime
Brian Kelly v HMA
An SCCR referral against the rape conviction of a serving police officer. Challenging the methods of analysis in the first prosecution in Scotland relying on DNA evidence.
Donald Birrell v HMA
Pending appeal against the imposition of the first Financial Reporting Order imposed in Scotland.
HMA v Brian Howes and Kerry Ann Shanks
Defence counsel to Mrs Shanks facing extradition proceedings. As a family with four young children this case involved a compelling Article 8 argument and the right to a family life for the mother and each child.
HMA v Luke Mitchell & Luke Mitchell v HMA
Junior defence counsel in the prosecution and appeal against conviction of a 15 year old boy charged with the murder of his 14 year old girlfriend Jodi Jones.
HMA v Peter Tobin
Junior defence counsel in the prosecution of a church handyman charged with the murder of Polish student Angelika Kluk.
Kevin McAngus and Michael Kane v HMA
Reconsideration of the law of culpable homicide by the supply and/or administration of drugs. After a preliminary plea, this matter was referred to a 5 bench appeal court.
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