Robbie Burnett

Robbie Burnett

Admitted: 1993

Senior solicitor advocate since: 2009

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Robbie was educated at George Heriot’s School in Edinburgh and studied law at Edinburgh University. After leaving University, Robbie became an apprentice at Drummond & Co/Drummond Miller, later becoming assistant and then partner in 1978. Robbie left Drummond Miller in 1993 to establish Burnett Christie, which expanded by taking in McCourts in 2003 to become Burnett Christie Knowles McCourts (BKCM).

Robbie is a former president of th Edinburgh Bar Association and is a member of both the Law Society Criminal Committee and the Scottish Criminal Rules Council.

Robbie has practiced criminal law for over 40 years and has been involved in the defence of many serious crimes including murder, rape, drugs offences, firearms, indecent images, fraud, fire-raising and many others.

As a solicitor Robbie regularly pursues miscarriages of justice with the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission. Robbie successfully proved a miscarriage of justice in the case of George McPhee, a man who spent 16 years in prison following a wrongful conviction for murder. Robbie has also acted for Derek Longmuir, a member of the Bay City Rollers unsuccesfully arguing that downloading data in an indecent images case was not ‘taking or making’.

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M: 07801536664  

T: 0131 225 3456 

F: 0131 225 6543

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