Frankie McCarthy is Professor of Private Law at the University of Glasgow and a Scottish Law Commissioner.
She joined the University of Glasgow as a lecturer in 2007. Her teaching and research interests are in property law and family law, and she has published widely in relation to both.
She was awarded her PhD for a thesis exploring the limits of Article 1 of the First Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights.
She is a graduate of the Universities of Edinburgh (LLB, DPLP) and Glasgow (PhD) and was admitted as a Solicitor by the Law Society of Scotland in 2004.
She was appointed to the Scottish Law Commission in October 2019 and currently leads the Commission’s project on heritable securities.