Enforcement of heritable securities in Scotland: reforming the law

Enforcement of heritable securities in Scotland: reforming the law

This is a past event

The Scottish Law Commission project on reform of the law of heritable securities began in 2018 and is scheduled to finish in 2022. This seminar will provide an update on the current status of the project, drawing out some of the difficulties arising from the consultation responses to the first Discussion Paper on pre-default issues, and looking ahead to the second Discussion Paper on enforcement. 

Frankie McCarthy was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Private Law in August 2014 but has been a member of the School as a PhD researcher and then a lecturer since 2007. She is a graduate of the Universities of Edinburgh (LLB, DipLP) and Glasgow (PhD), and has been a visiting researcher at the University of Otago, New Zealand. She is also a qualified solicitor, having worked as a trainee and then solicitor at Simpson and Marwick WS (now part of Clyde & Co) prior to beginning her doctoral studies.


Dr McCarthy is a co-author of Griffiths, Fotheringham and McCarthy’s Family Law and the editor of the Property section of Green’s Scottish Human Rights Service. She acts as an external examiner for the Universities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen. She is a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Scottish Crucible network, and a trustee of South Seeds, Scotland’s first SCIO.


Dr McCarthy has been appointed to the Scottish Law Commission on a full-time basis until October 2024. Please note that she is not working on the University campus and will not be undertaking teaching or administrative duties during this time.


Prof Frankie McCarthy
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Taylor Building C11

Event is free. All re Welcome.