Dr Frankie McCarthy

Dr Frankie McCarthy

  • Senior Lecturer (School of Law)

telephone: 0141 330 6927
email: Frankie.McCarthy@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

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. 

Research interests

Dr McCarthy’s research interests lie in property law and family law, and their intersections with human rights. She is particularly interested in:

  • The development of property as a human right in Europe. Why do we protect property ownership as a civil right, and to what extent does this right also imply responsibilities? How can property rights theories, particularly the US progressive property scholarship, help us to reconceptualise property ownership?
  • Property as human right in relation to community interests in land in Scotland and the Scottish land reform agenda.
  • Ownership rights and responsibilities in relation to community living, especially urban tenement living.
  • Family property, particularly the financial rights of non-marital cohabiting couples during and on the breakdown of their relationship.    

She has previously researched children’s rights, particularly in relation to their intersection with religion. She is also interested in the law of succession.

She tweets at @drfmccarthy and blogs at drfmccarthy.wordpress.com. She is a member of the School of Law’s Law Reform and Public Policy Research Group

Selected publications

McCarthy, F. (2013) Property as a human right: another casualty of the 'war on terror'? In: Hopkins, N. (ed.) Modern Studies in Property Law. Hart Pub Ltd: Oxford, UK, pp. 243-262. ISBN 9781849463218

McCarthy, F. (2011) Prayers in the playground: religion and education in the United Kingdom and beyond. In: Mair, J. and Orucu, E. (eds.) The Place of Religion in Family Law: A Comparative Search. Series: European family law (30). Intersentia: Cambridge, OR, USA, pp. 235-262. ISBN 9781780680156

McCarthy, F. (2011) Playing the percentages: New Zealand, Scotland and a global solution to the consequences of non-marital relationships? New Zealand Universities Law Review, 24(4), pp. 499-522.

McCarthy, F. (2011) Cohabitation: lessons from north of the border. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 23(3), pp. 277-301.

Supervision

Research students under supervision

Dr McCarthy welcomes inquiries from students interested in postgraduate research in any area of family or property law, including human rights where they overlap with these topics. She has experience in supervising doctrinal, theoretical and socio-legal work. 

Current research students

Bernadette O’Neill: 'Regulation of property developments in Scotland: vive la révolution?'

Elizabeth Schmulian - 'The Equalities Legislation: Challenging Religious Norms'

Teaching

Research students or professionals holding an LLB or equivalent who are interested in tutoring on core property or family law course are invited to email Dr McCarthy with a CV and cover letter indicating their likely availability for tutoring in the next academic year. Tutors are usually appointed in June or July prior to the academic year beginning, although appointments may exceptionally be made in September.   

All publications

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Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007
Number of items: 33.

2017

Cassidy, C. and McCarthy, F. (2017) Collective worship in Scotland. In: Mawhinney, A. (ed.) Collective Worship and Religious Observance in UK Schools: Challenges and Opportunities. Peter Lang. (Accepted for Publication)

McCarthy, F. (2017) Dynamic self-determinism, the right to belief and the role of collective worship. In: Mawhinney, A. (ed.) Collective Worship and Religious Observance in UK Schools: Challenges and Opportunities. Peter Lang. (Accepted for Publication)

Weatherall, D., McCarthy, F. and Bright, S. (2017) Property law as a barrier to energy upgrades in multi-owned properties: insights from a study of England and Scotland. Energy Efficiency, (doi:10.1007/s12053-017-9540-5) (Early Online Publication)

McCarthy, F. (2017) Protection of property and the European Convention on Human Rights. Brigham-Kanner Property Conference Journal, (Accepted for Publication)

McCarthy, F. (2017) Children’s rights in action: reforming religious observance in Scottish schools. Edinburgh Law Review, 21(2), pp. 257-261. (doi:10.3366/elr.2017.0417)

McCarthy, F. and McCorkindale, C. (2017) Named persons in the Supreme Court: the Christian Institute and Others v The Lord Advocate. Edinburgh Law Review, 21(2), pp. 240-247. (doi:10.3366/elr.2017.0415)

2016

McCarthy, F. (2016) Opinion: Frankie McCarthy. Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, 2016(Jan), pp. 13-15.

2015

Griffiths, A.M.O., Fotheringham, J.M. and McCarthy, F. (2015) Family Law. Series: Greens concise Scots law. W. Green: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780414033559

McCarthy, F. (2015) Human rights. In: Rennie, R. (ed.) Leases (SULI). W. Green: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780414018617

McCarthy, F., Chalmers, J. and Bogle, S. (Eds.) (2015) Essays in Conveyancing and Property Law in Honour of Professor Robert Rennie. Open Book Publishers: Cambridge. ISBN 9781783741472

McCarthy, F. (2015) Delict. In: Black, G. (ed.) Business Law in Scotland. W. Green: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780414036734

McCarthy, F. (2015) Human rights, property and the recovery of medical costs for Asbestos Diseases (Wales) Bill in the Supreme Court. Edinburgh Law Review, 19(3), pp. 373-378. (doi:10.3366/elr.2015.0297)

McCarthy, F. (2015) The rights of the child in Scotland. In: Cvejic-Jancic, O. (ed.) The Rights of the Child in a Changing World: 25 Years after the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Series: Ius Comparatum - global studies in comparative law (13). Springer, pp. 235-250. ISBN 9783319231884 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-23189-1_14)

2014

McCarthy, F. (2014) Defining cohabitation. Scots Law Times, 31, pp. 143-145.

McCarthy, F. (2014) Insolvency: bankruptcy. In: MacNeil, I. G. (ed.) Scots Commercial Law. Avizandum: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781904968566

McCarthy, F. (2014) Judicial security: diligence. In: MacNeil, I. G. (ed.) Scots Commercial Law. Avizandum: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781904968566

2013

Griffiths, A., Fotheringham, J. and McCarthy, F. (2013) Family Law. Series: Greens Concise Scots Law. W. Green: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780414018464

McCarthy, F. (2013) Property as a human right: another casualty of the 'war on terror'? In: Hopkins, N. (ed.) Modern Studies in Property Law. Hart Pub Ltd: Oxford, UK, pp. 243-262. ISBN 9781849463218

McCarthy, F. (2013) Human rights and the Law of Leases. Edinburgh Law Review, 17(2), pp. 184-209. (doi:10.3366/elr.2013.0154)

Fotheringham, J. and McCarthy, F. (2013) Child support law in 2013: where are we going now? Scots Law Times, 2013(29), pp. 203-206.

McCarthy, F. (2013) Succession Law. Series: Law essentials. Dundee University Press: Dundee, UK. ISBN 9781845861285

2011

McCarthy, F. (2011) Playing the percentages: New Zealand, Scotland and a global solution to the consequences of non-marital relationships? New Zealand Universities Law Review, 24(4), pp. 499-522.

McCarthy, F. (2011) Property. In: Miller, A. (ed.) Greens Scottish Human Rights Service. W. Green: Edinburgh, C701-C722.

McCarthy, F. (2011) Cohabitation: lessons from north of the border. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 23(3), pp. 277-301.

McCarthy, F. (2011) Delict. In: Black, G. (ed.) Business Law in Scotland. W. Green: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 328-363. ISBN 9780414018273

McCarthy, F. (2011) Hilary Patrick and Nicola Smith 'Adult Protection and the Law in Scotland': Review. Edinburgh Law Review, 15(2), p. 327. (doi:10.3366/elr.2011.0045) [Book Review]

McCarthy, F. (2011) Prayers in the playground: religion and education in the United Kingdom and beyond. In: Mair, J. and Orucu, E. (eds.) The Place of Religion in Family Law: A Comparative Search. Series: European family law (30). Intersentia: Cambridge, OR, USA, pp. 235-262. ISBN 9781780680156

McCarthy, F. (2011) Progress towards principles on the breakdown of cohabitation: Selkirk v Chisholm. Edinburgh Law Review, 15(2), pp. 270-274. (doi:10.3366/elr.2011.0028)

2010

McCarthy, F. (2010) Actionable rights and wrongs: human rights challenges in Axa General Insurance Ltd. Edinburgh Law Review, 14(2), pp. 284-290. (doi:10.3366/elr.2010.0007)

2009

McCarthy, F. (2009) Rights in succession for cohabitants: Savage v Purches. Edinburgh Law Review, 13(2), pp. 325-329. (doi:10.3366/E1364980909001504)

2008

McCarthy, F.M. (2008) Positive prescription in the human rights era. Scots Law Times, 3, pp. 15-18.

McCarthy, F. (2008) Delict. In: Black, G. (ed.) Business Law in Scotland. W. Green, pp. 324-359. ISBN 978-0-414-01703-0

2007

McCarthy, F.M. (2007) Deprivation without compensation: The exceptional circumstances of Jahn v Germany. European Human Rights Law Review, 3, pp. 295-303.

This list was generated on Tue Oct 17 14:48:39 2017 BST.
Number of items: 33.

Articles

Weatherall, D., McCarthy, F. and Bright, S. (2017) Property law as a barrier to energy upgrades in multi-owned properties: insights from a study of England and Scotland. Energy Efficiency, (doi:10.1007/s12053-017-9540-5) (Early Online Publication)

McCarthy, F. (2017) Protection of property and the European Convention on Human Rights. Brigham-Kanner Property Conference Journal, (Accepted for Publication)

McCarthy, F. (2017) Children’s rights in action: reforming religious observance in Scottish schools. Edinburgh Law Review, 21(2), pp. 257-261. (doi:10.3366/elr.2017.0417)

McCarthy, F. and McCorkindale, C. (2017) Named persons in the Supreme Court: the Christian Institute and Others v The Lord Advocate. Edinburgh Law Review, 21(2), pp. 240-247. (doi:10.3366/elr.2017.0415)

McCarthy, F. (2016) Opinion: Frankie McCarthy. Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, 2016(Jan), pp. 13-15.

McCarthy, F. (2015) Human rights, property and the recovery of medical costs for Asbestos Diseases (Wales) Bill in the Supreme Court. Edinburgh Law Review, 19(3), pp. 373-378. (doi:10.3366/elr.2015.0297)

McCarthy, F. (2014) Defining cohabitation. Scots Law Times, 31, pp. 143-145.

McCarthy, F. (2013) Human rights and the Law of Leases. Edinburgh Law Review, 17(2), pp. 184-209. (doi:10.3366/elr.2013.0154)

Fotheringham, J. and McCarthy, F. (2013) Child support law in 2013: where are we going now? Scots Law Times, 2013(29), pp. 203-206.

McCarthy, F. (2011) Playing the percentages: New Zealand, Scotland and a global solution to the consequences of non-marital relationships? New Zealand Universities Law Review, 24(4), pp. 499-522.

McCarthy, F. (2011) Cohabitation: lessons from north of the border. Child and Family Law Quarterly, 23(3), pp. 277-301.

McCarthy, F. (2011) Progress towards principles on the breakdown of cohabitation: Selkirk v Chisholm. Edinburgh Law Review, 15(2), pp. 270-274. (doi:10.3366/elr.2011.0028)

McCarthy, F. (2010) Actionable rights and wrongs: human rights challenges in Axa General Insurance Ltd. Edinburgh Law Review, 14(2), pp. 284-290. (doi:10.3366/elr.2010.0007)

McCarthy, F. (2009) Rights in succession for cohabitants: Savage v Purches. Edinburgh Law Review, 13(2), pp. 325-329. (doi:10.3366/E1364980909001504)

McCarthy, F.M. (2008) Positive prescription in the human rights era. Scots Law Times, 3, pp. 15-18.

McCarthy, F.M. (2007) Deprivation without compensation: The exceptional circumstances of Jahn v Germany. European Human Rights Law Review, 3, pp. 295-303.

Books

Griffiths, A.M.O., Fotheringham, J.M. and McCarthy, F. (2015) Family Law. Series: Greens concise Scots law. W. Green: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780414033559

Griffiths, A., Fotheringham, J. and McCarthy, F. (2013) Family Law. Series: Greens Concise Scots Law. W. Green: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780414018464

McCarthy, F. (2013) Succession Law. Series: Law essentials. Dundee University Press: Dundee, UK. ISBN 9781845861285

Book Sections

Cassidy, C. and McCarthy, F. (2017) Collective worship in Scotland. In: Mawhinney, A. (ed.) Collective Worship and Religious Observance in UK Schools: Challenges and Opportunities. Peter Lang. (Accepted for Publication)

McCarthy, F. (2017) Dynamic self-determinism, the right to belief and the role of collective worship. In: Mawhinney, A. (ed.) Collective Worship and Religious Observance in UK Schools: Challenges and Opportunities. Peter Lang. (Accepted for Publication)

McCarthy, F. (2015) Human rights. In: Rennie, R. (ed.) Leases (SULI). W. Green: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780414018617

McCarthy, F. (2015) Delict. In: Black, G. (ed.) Business Law in Scotland. W. Green: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780414036734

McCarthy, F. (2015) The rights of the child in Scotland. In: Cvejic-Jancic, O. (ed.) The Rights of the Child in a Changing World: 25 Years after the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Series: Ius Comparatum - global studies in comparative law (13). Springer, pp. 235-250. ISBN 9783319231884 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-23189-1_14)

McCarthy, F. (2014) Insolvency: bankruptcy. In: MacNeil, I. G. (ed.) Scots Commercial Law. Avizandum: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781904968566

McCarthy, F. (2014) Judicial security: diligence. In: MacNeil, I. G. (ed.) Scots Commercial Law. Avizandum: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781904968566

McCarthy, F. (2013) Property as a human right: another casualty of the 'war on terror'? In: Hopkins, N. (ed.) Modern Studies in Property Law. Hart Pub Ltd: Oxford, UK, pp. 243-262. ISBN 9781849463218

McCarthy, F. (2011) Property. In: Miller, A. (ed.) Greens Scottish Human Rights Service. W. Green: Edinburgh, C701-C722.

McCarthy, F. (2011) Delict. In: Black, G. (ed.) Business Law in Scotland. W. Green: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 328-363. ISBN 9780414018273

McCarthy, F. (2011) Prayers in the playground: religion and education in the United Kingdom and beyond. In: Mair, J. and Orucu, E. (eds.) The Place of Religion in Family Law: A Comparative Search. Series: European family law (30). Intersentia: Cambridge, OR, USA, pp. 235-262. ISBN 9781780680156

McCarthy, F. (2008) Delict. In: Black, G. (ed.) Business Law in Scotland. W. Green, pp. 324-359. ISBN 978-0-414-01703-0

Book Reviews

McCarthy, F. (2011) Hilary Patrick and Nicola Smith 'Adult Protection and the Law in Scotland': Review. Edinburgh Law Review, 15(2), p. 327. (doi:10.3366/elr.2011.0045) [Book Review]

Edited Books

McCarthy, F., Chalmers, J. and Bogle, S. (Eds.) (2015) Essays in Conveyancing and Property Law in Honour of Professor Robert Rennie. Open Book Publishers: Cambridge. ISBN 9781783741472

This list was generated on Tue Oct 17 14:48:39 2017 BST.