The Hon Mr 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 is the Family Division Liaison Judge for the Midland Circuit.
Together with the late David Hershman he is the co-author of a loose-leaf legal text book
entitled “Children: Law and Practice”. In addition he has contributed to other publications
and lectured throughout the UK and abroad.
He was until recently 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.