An accomplished lawyer, Michael's experience with his family business means that he is uniquely positioned to understand and advise on corporate deals in Scotland’s SME market. He is widely recognised by clients as a balanced and pragmatic advisor, working through complex legal issues in a straightforward and commercially sensitive manner.
A tutor at the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow, Michael also regularly speaks at business events in Scotland and has recently written a series of family business articles for a national newspaper.
Michael's work also contributed to MacRoberts winning Corporate & Commercial Team of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards 2020, and being Highly Commended for M&A Team of the Year (Mid-Sized Deal) at the British Legal Awards 2019.
'Michael Kelly is young and full of energy and ideas.'Legal 500
'Michael Kelly is relentless in client service, and very persuasive with the other side using simple logic and charm.'Legal 500
"Michael Kelly and his team at MacRoberts have been brilliant. Michael is the most insightful and commercial advisor I have ever encountered and he is supported by a superb team. They were absolutely first class, and much more than I could have expected from my law firm."Paul Richards, Together Energy
"Michael Kelly is clear, concise, intelligent and always available."Legal 500
"Turns things around very quickly, producing top-quality work"Legal 500
"Adept at explaining arcane procedures to the layperson"Legal 500