Mr Michael Kelly > MacRoberts LLP > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

MacRoberts LLP
G2 8JX

Living Wage

Work Department

Commercial, Corporate Finance




Michael is a partner in our Corporate department, and also an owner and director of an acquisitive and successful family company. As an accomplished lawyer, his experience with the family business (they have acquired six businesses in the last five years) means that he is uniquely positioned to understand and advise on corporate deals in Scotland’s SME market. He is widely recognised as a balanced and pragmatic advisor, working through complex legal issues in a straightforward and commercially sensitive manner.

Michael has a very impressive record, and his deals in the last 12 months include:

  • Acting for Idox plc in relation to the purchase of the entire issued share capital of Rippleffect Studio Ltd (“Rippleffect”) from Trinity Mirror Digital Limited. Rippleffect is a digital partner to brands and organisations in the sport, retail, tourism, leisure, food and drink and arts and culture sectors and is recognised as one of the top 100 design businesses in the UK
  • Acting for Idox plc in its purchase of the entire issued share capital of Open Objects Software Limited, leaders in the provision of digital services to the health and social care sectors
  • Acting for Heliex Power in relation to the £4m funding round by ESB Novusmodus, BP and Scottish Enterprise. Michael has now advised Heliex Power in relation to raising funds totaling £16.4m
  • Acting for the sellers in the sale of the Ramada Encore Hotel, Milton Keynes, to Travelodge Hotels Limited
  • Acting for Idox plc in relation to the acquisition of Reading Room Limited

Michael has also recently written a series of articles for leading Scottish newspaper, The Scotsman, in relation to the development of his family business and the corporate arrangements that have been crucial to that growth.


The University of Glasgow
LLB (Hons)

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow

MacRoberts LLP acts for a variety of mid-market companies, SMEs and owner-managed businesses, alongside larger clients including domestic PLCs and international buyers. The group is experienced in handling multi-jurisdictional transactions, acting for international investors and UK companies during overseas expansion. Alan Kelly, Michael Kelly, Louise Mahon and David Wylie head the practice.