LL.B University of Aberdeen

Special interests

Company and commercial

Land Law

Professional liability and regulation

Tax, trusts, succession and pensions


Neil Kinnear has a wide-ranging commercial practice with particular expertise in commercial law, contract, delict, unjustified enrichment, landlord and tenant, and heritable and moveable property law disputes.

He has significant experience in disputes concerning trusts and succession, bankruptcy and insolvency, valuation for rating, partnership, personal injury and professional negligence.

He has appeared in a variety of cases in the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts, and in valuation for rating cases in both the Lands Tribunal for Scotland and before Valuation Appeal Committees.

He also provides urgent advice to clients, which includes advising upon potential disputes before they reach the courts, and helps to negotiate settlements.

He is a lecturer and tutor in both Civil Litigation and Advanced Civil Litigation at the Glasgow University Diploma in Legal Practice, a frequent speaker at legal CPD seminars, and a contributor to the Stair Memorial Encyclopedia Re-issue series.


Rafique v Ashraf 2012 GWD 33-661

Connolly v Brown 2007 SLT (O.H.) 778

Roeser v City of Edinburgh Council 2007 SC (I.H.) 523

Groenius BV v Smith 2003 (O.H.) SLT 80

Lady Taylor v Brunton 1998 SLT (Sh. Ct.) 72