Leading Scottish law firm MacRoberts has been shortlisted for Corporate Deal Team of the Year and Family Law Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2018. Corporate Partner, Michael Kelly, has also been named as a finalist for Lawyer of the Year.

The success follows a period of development for the firm in the family law area, with the arrival of Marika Franceschi, Partner, and her team from Shoosmiths. Similarly, the Corporate team enjoyed an exceptional year working on a fantastic range of deals right across the Scottish economy. Michael Kelly, Partner, was instrumental in many of these deals and is recognised as one of Scotland’s most innovative and unique corporate lawyers. He advises on the full spectrum of corporate and commercial matters for some of the firm’s most significant clients, including blue chip organisations, SMEs and UK PLCs, with a particular focus on M&A and investment work.

John Macmillan, Managing Partner said:

“It is a fantastic achievement to make the shortlist at the Scottish Legal Awards, and we couldn’t be more delighted. It is testament to the high quality work and client base that we have throughout the firm. This is very much a team effort and we are delighted to be recognised at a national level.”

Neil Kennedy, Head of Corporate, said:

“2017 was a very interesting and busy year for the Corporate team. We acted for a wide range of businesses in their corporate transactions, including large UK PLCs, a number of successful Scottish SMEs and some of Scotland’s most exciting up-and-coming businesses. It is a privilege to make the shortlist and we are looking forward to the ceremony in March”.

Jacqueline Stroud, Head of Family, said:

“We have been delighted to see our growth plans come to fruition with the arrival of a fantastic new team and the launch of our new family law website. We are looking forward to the year ahead and providing our clients with an expanded range of important family law services across Scotland”.


For further information, please contact Laura Wilson, Director of Marketing & Business Development, MacRoberts LLP.

Capella, 60 York Street, Glasgow G2 8JX

T: 0141 303 1296

E: laura.wilson@macroberts.com


MacRoberts LLP is one of Scotland’s leading independent commercial law firms with over 150 years of experience in the legal sector. The firm maintains strong links within the Scottish economy, working with large private and public companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses, banks and financial services institutions, public sector bodies, charities and all levels of government.