Frank Burr

Year of Call
Devil Masters
Lady Haldane
Jamie Gilchrist KC

Contact 0131 260 5824 (Practice Manager)

Practice Profile

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

Selected Cases

  • 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.

  • Rivendale v Clark 2015 SC 558

    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.

  • Aird Geomatics Ltd v Stevenson 2015 SLT 329

    Recall of interim interdict generally raises presumption that interdict wrongfully obtained.

Areas of Practice

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


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