About Michael

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's work also contributed to MacRoberts being shortlisted for Commercial Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2016. He regularly speaks at business events in Scotland and has recently written a series of family business articles for a national newspaper.

  • "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

123 Corporate Deals

Over the past year, our Corporate Finance team has been involved in over 123 corporate deals, as the deals market in Scotland continues to thrive.

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