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Contactfrankburr@amadvocates.co.uk 0131 260 5824 (Practice Manager)
Frank has a general civil practice with a particular emphasis on family and property law. He is regularly instructed in all areas of family law, including financial provision on divorce and separation, cohabitation, contact and residence, international child abduction, adoption, permanence orders, and referrals. Frank's reputation for property law – housing law, in particular – places him among the foremost legal advisers in this field.
Variously described as "expert", “personable” and “popular with clients”, Frank takes a sympathetic and pragmatic approach to instructions. He advises public and private organisations, insurance companies and individuals, always responding swiftly and efficiently. Frank welcomes telephone and email enquiries from agents and direct access organisations in addition to formal instructions via his clerk.
Education & Professional Career to Date
Partner and Solicitor, Kerr & Co (1995–2005)
Trainee Solicitor, W & J Burness WS (1993–95)
BA (Hons); LLB; Diploma in Legal Practice
- Affiliate member, Glasgow Law and Philosophy Network (2022–present)
- Member of the Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland (FLAGS) (2015–present)
- Lecturer and Tutor in Jurisprudence and Family Law, University of Stirling Law School, Ad Hoc
- Senior Tutor, Civil Court Practice, Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Stirling
- Part-time Tutor, School of Law, University of Strathclyde (1993–1998)
- Law School Advisory Panel, University of Stirling
ABC v Principal Reporter 2020 SC (UKSC) 47
Role of siblings in the Children’s Hearing system.
Mackay v Mackay 2018 SLT (Sh Ct) 233
Valuation of crofts for succession purposes.
Complex title dispute involving rectification of Land Register.
Collins v Sweeney 13 March 2014, Sheriff Principal Scott, Glasgow.
Division and sale – whether proprietor had right to buy co-proprietor out.
Recall of interim interdict generally raises presumption that interdict wrongfully obtained.
Publications & Seminars
Contributing Editor, Butterworths Family Law Service
Speaker at various seminars and conferences on property and family law
The Letting Handbook, contributing author
Property and Letting Management course for Manchester College of Arts and Technology, Scottish author
Scottish Basic and Advanced legal courses for ARLA and NAEA, author
Contributor to SCOLAG and Agreement
Recommended in The Legal 500 since 2015