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Sir Donald Henry Farquharson PC DL (26 February 1928 – 21 August 2011) was a British judge, who served as a High Court Judge for eight years and as a judge of the Court of Appeal for six years.


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.

He was chairman of the Judicial Studies Board from 1992 to 1994. Farquharson retired from the bench in 1995.[1]


  1. ^ "Farquharson, Rt Hon. Sir Donald (Henry)". Who's Who 2009. Oxford University Press. December 2008. Retrieved 6 October 2009. [registration required]

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