The Rt Hon Lord Justice McFarlane

The Rt Hon Lord Justice  McFarlane

Andrew McFarlane was called to the Bar in 1977 and practiced in chambers in Birmingham until 1993 when he moved to specialist family law chambers in London. He appeared at all levels of court including the House of Lords and the European Court of Human Rights. He was appointed as a QC in 1998. In April 2005 he was appointed to the High Court, Family Division and was for 5 years the Family Division Liaison Judge for the Midland Circuit. He has recently been a member of the Government ‘Family Justice Review’ Panel. In July 2011 he was appointed to be a Lord Justice of Appeal and now sits full time in the Court of Appeal in London.

Together with the late David Hershman he is the co-author of a loose-leaf legal text entitled Hershman and McFarlane: Children: Law and Practice. In addition he has contributed to other publications and lectured throughout the UK and abroad.

He has been a trustee of YoungMinds (the national young person’s mental health charity). He is Chancellor of the Diocese of Exeter. He has been a native of Herefordshire and Worcestershire for over 20 years.

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