Daniel Janner

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Daniel Joseph Mitchell Janner

Daniel Janner

(1957-04-27) 27 April 1957 (age 62)
London, England
Alma mater

Daniel Joseph Mitchell Janner QC (born 27 April 1957)[1] is a British Queen's Counsel, specialising in criminal law.[2] He is the founder of the FAIR (Falsely Accused Individuals for Reform) campaign, through which he has played a key role in pushing for legislation to give anonymity to those accused of sex offences.[3]

Early life[edit]

He is the son of Greville Janner[4], former Labour MP, Member of the House of Lords and co-founder of the Holocaust Educational Trust.[5]


He was the President of the Cambridge Union Society and is now on The Board of Trustees of The Cambridge Union Society. [6]


Janner was called to the Bar in 1980 (Middle Temple) and took Silk in 2002. He is known for his legal work on the Heysel Stadium disaster, the Knightsbridge Security Deposit robbery, and his work with Cliff Richard and Paul Gambaccini on the FAIR campaign, launching a petition which received over 27,000 signatures and received an official response from Parliament. [7]

Personal Life[edit]

Janner is married with 3 children.


  1. ^ "Daniel Joseph Mitchell Janner". Who's Who. Oxford: A & C Black. 2015. ISBN 9780199540884.
  2. ^ http://www.no8chambers.co.uk/barristers/daniel-janner-qc}}
  3. ^ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/08/01/sex-offence-suspects-should-remain-anonymous-new-justice-secretary/%7Cpublisher=The Telegraph
  4. ^ "Lord Janner Son urges CPS to prosecute Nick over allegations", The Guardian, 7 February 2017
  5. ^ Jennifer Lipman "Britain is full of people fighting hatred. We are lucky to live here", The Jewish Chronicle, 7 September 2012
  6. ^ "Full Committee of the Cambridge Union (Michaelmas 2019) | The Cambridge Union". cus.org.
  7. ^ "Daniel Janner QC | Criminal Barristers | Fraud Barristers | Regulatory Barristers | Direct Access Barristers | London". www.187fleetstreet.com.