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Careers at Roberts Legal





Roberts Legal is committed to working with our staff to achieve their personal and professional objectives.

Our clients are provided with the highest standard of service by highly qualified and motivated professionals. We are always on the look out for talented and passionate individuals to join us.

To register your interest please forward a written application together with your resume to





Current Positions

Commercial Law & Litigation Lawyer

Estate Planning and Property Law Lawyer 3+ years PAE

General Litigation Experience Partnership Opportunity


Commercial Law & Litigation Lawyer

Roberts Legal is a specialised Commercial Litigation firm in the Newcastle area with a growing demand for assistance in commercial transactions, business law, insolvency and corporate restructure.

As we have a niche practice in Commercial Litigation and Building & Construction Law, we are sought out by clients needing specialist assistance locally, from Sydney and interstate.

To help meet this increasing demand, we are seeking a technically able and commercially astute Lawyer with at least 5 years PAE to join our exceptional team. You will work directly with Sam Roberts on high end and complex commercial transactions and advice as well as general commercial matters with exposure to some litigation.

To be successful in this role you will need experience in the following areas of practice:

    • Sale of Business,
    • Mergers and Acquisitions,
    • Business Structures & Trusts,
    • Company Law,
    •  Corporate Insolvency & Restructuring,
    •  Commercial and Retail Leases,
    •  Commercial Litigation, and
    •  Franchising.


    The successful candidate will have excellent drafting skills in relation to Commercial Agreements including Shareholders Agreements, Terms and Conditions of Trade and Business Succession Planning Agreements. You will have both direct conduct and responsibility for files and assist with the carriage of large cases.

    This role presents a fantastic opportunity for a proactive, passionate and results driven individual who is seeking to take the next step in their career.

    For further questions regarding this opportunity please email

    To apply please email a cover letter and resume to


    Estate Planning and Property Law Lawyer 3+ years PAE

    We have recognised a growing need for a Senior Lawyer to assist our clients with other areas of law including Estate Planning and Property Law. 

    Our growing client base has led us to seek expressions of interest for Estate Planning & Property Law Lawyers with at least 3+ years' experience in these areas of Law.  Ideally you will have experience in Wills and Estate Planning including Testamentary Trusts, Deceased Estates, Conveyancing and Commercial Leases.

    For the right applicant, we will consider a flexible and generous incentive based remuneration package with the aim that the candidate will essentially operate their own Estate Planning and Property Law practice but with the benefit of having access to an established client base, systems and support.

    This position would suit a more Senior Lawyer looking to establish their own practice with the opportunity to educate and assist our existing and future clients with their Estate Planning needs. 

    We are looking for someone who is spending the majority of their time practicing in the above areas of law, has the ability to conduct matters autonomously, possesses excellent client management skills and who has a passion to develop and innovate the way Estate Planning and Property Law services are delivered.

    If you are looking for your next challenge or are already considering how to establish and develop your own practice in these areas, we'd love to hear from you and help you unleash your inner entrepreneur.

    Essential Requirements

      • Personable
      • High attention to detail
      • 3+ years' experience in Estate Planning and Property Law,
      • Sound working knowledge of Conveyancing, Leases and Estates practice and procedures and associated legislation,
      • Sound investigation and research skills and the ability to interpret legislation,
      • Sound communication and interpersonal skills,
      • Ability to prioritise and organise work to comply with time constraints and deadlines, and
      •  Ability to educate and market to existing clients and referrers

      For further questions regarding this opportunity please email

      To apply please email a cover letter and resume to





      General Litigation Experience Partnership Opportunity

      This is a career defining opportunity and quality work that could see you raise your profile.

      We are an established firm with a strong focus on Commercial Litigation. Our strategy is to grow and further strengthen our stance in the market, we are seeking an experienced senior practitioner to join our team.

      This is a leadership role which will involve you in an assorted range of litigation areas including but not limited to: general commercial, building and construction, insolvency, contractual disputes, debt recovery and intellectual property and property law. Experience in Commercial transactions and estate planning would be highly regarded.

      To be successful, you will be a self-motivated senior Solicitor with 8+ years PAE who can ideally bring a practice, a high level of expertise, strong work ethic and a sense of humor. You will also have outstanding communication skills, demonstrate excellent leadership qualities and a high level of attention to detail.

      If you're after a prestigious role in a highly reputable firm, please take the time to contact


      If you are interested in joining a dynamic and highly regarded team, we would love to hear from you.








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