Advocates of the Hastie Stable

Michael Dempsey

Michael Dempsey

Year of Call: 2017

Areas of Practice

Michael Dempsey called to the bar in July 2017.

Prior to turning to the law, Michael graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2011 with a BA in politics. He then undertook his LLB, again at the University of Strathclyde, graduating in 2013, and with the Diploma in Legal Practice in 2014.  Thereafter, Michael trained as a solicitor with MacRoberts before pursuing a career as an advocate.

During his time at MacRoberts, Michael gained experience in a wide range of litigation in both the Court of Session and Sheriff Court, including commercial, insolvency, and construction litigation. He built upon this experience during his period of devilling, undertaking a wide variety of work including commercial contracts, public procurement, professional negligence, immigration, employment, and proceeds of crime.

Michael has a keen interest in the history of Scots law and has been a member of the Stair Society for several years.