Donald Farquharson (judge)
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Farquharson was educated at the Royal Commercial Travellers School before studying at Keble College, Oxford. He was called to the bar as a member of Inner Temple in 1952 and thereafter practised as a barrister. He was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Essex Quarter Sessions in 1970, and took silk in 1972. He was a Recorder of the Crown Court from 1972 until 1981, when he was appointed as a judge of the High Court of Justice, assigned to the Queen's Bench Division.
He received the customary knighthood upon appointment. In 1989, he was promoted to become a Lord Justice of Appeal as a member of the Court of Appeal, and became a member of the Privy Council. He was made an Honorary Fellow of Keble College in the same year.