Alan Barr was formerly Director of the Law School's Legal Practice Unit and is now an Honorary Fellow in the School. His research interests include all forms of taxation, particularly in the field of tax planning, wills and succession, with an emphasis on practical implications and drafting; and practical legal education. He has taught previously at the University of Glasgow and briefly at the Universities of Botswana and Lesotho on post-qualifying legal education. He contributes regular articles to the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland
and other legal journals. He has been a part-time consultant for the leading Edinburgh law firm, Brodies LLP
, since 1997.