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Sam Roberts

Director, Accredited Specialist (Commercial Litigation)


"Justice prevailed and the outcome was enormous for me. You managed it without the matter going to Court, which saved a lot of time and unnecessary stress for me. Your commercial knowledge and the professionalism shown was fantastic and the way you dealt with the other side achieved the result I was looking for"

About Sam

Sam is the founder and Managing Director of Roberts Legal. He is the team leader for the Commercial Litigation, Building & Construction and Insolvency & Restructuring teams. His practice is focused on acting for companies, business owners and insolvency practitioners in relation to the resolution of disputes, recovery of monies and mitigation of commercial risks.

Sam was admitted as a Solicitor in 2001 and is now an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation, having acquired his accreditation in the area of Building & Construction Law.

He has a niche practice in relation to the resolution of disputes in the building and construction industry and an in-depth knowledge of the Building & Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999.

Sam also has extensive experience acting in relation to a range of corporate and commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions and the provision of advanced estate planning advice for company directors and high net-worth individuals.

Because of his experience in dealing with contracts, disputes and insolvency law, Sam has expert knowledge in the ways in which businesses can avoid or minimise legal risks. He assists companies and business owners to negotiate commercial arrangements, make effective contracts, identify business and personal risks and implement asset protection and risk-mitigation strategies.


Practice Areas


Who Sam works with

Sam works with a variety of corporate clients, individuals, insolvency practitioners and other professionals. His clients include professional service firms, property developers, contractors, subcontractors and a range of SME's.



I solve problems and help people to avoid them in future.

I firmly believe that a Lawyer's role is to help people identify causes of potential problems before they arise, not just to find the best solution once a problem has manifested.

I have an excellent track record for resolving large disputes by negotiation and avoiding drawn- out and expensive litigation. This is because I take the time to fully evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a client's claim from the outset and draft detailed initial letters of demand that typically result in early settlement negotiations.



In 2013 Sam was recognised by the Law Society of New South Wales as being a specialist in Commercial Litigation. His answers to the Specialist Accreditation assessment were of such a high standard that they are now used by the Law Society's Specialist Accreditation Scheme as an example for future candidates to gauge the standard expected of Solicitors who specialise in Commercial Litigation.

Sam is the author of our popular Security of Payment Guide with over 2,000 downloads since the first edition was released in 2012. He has also published numerous articles including:

'Security of Payments: Dates, Deadlines & Traps'

'Unintended Consequences for Building Subcontractors Construction Contracts made after 21 April 2014'

'Contracting Requirements under the Home Building Act'

Sam is also a co-author of our most recent publication; Advanced Estate Planning: Simple Legal Solutions.



Sam has Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of Newcastle. He holds a Diploma of Legal Practice and is an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation.

Sam is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.


What Sam's clients & referrers say

"Sam asks the right questions to get the process underway in an incredibly efficient manner."

"Sam Roberts is a competent and diligent legal practitioner with a tenacious approach that serves his clients well in legal disputation."

"Sam is sharp and confident. He was adept at understanding the issues pertinent to my matter in relation to Equity Law and Contract Law. His talents expedited the outcome of my matter. I sincerely appreciated having him in my corner."

"Sam is personable whilst remaining extremely professional. He has an ability to achieve a great result for his clients without becoming confrontational with the transactional parties. He focuses clearly on what is needed to finalise the matter in an effective and efficient manner. "

"Sam is pleasant, extremely thorough, professional and very knowledgeable."


Success Stories

"Private Equity deal goes sour after years of trading. Complex misleading and deceptive conduct case settled before Court action necessary".

"Christmas Injunction leads to commercial windfall for young inventor who had shared Confidential Information with a relative under an agreement they had prepared years earlier".

"Project Manager bully gets a taste of his own medicine. Contract limiting time for Payment Schedule leads to Summary Judgment for $195,000 in the face of a back charges claim for over $450,000".

"Medical Fit our claim under Security of Payment Law and major defects litigation avoided. Injunction and Supreme Court Declaration that no 'reference date' meant Adjudication Determination was void".

Failure to document Contract Variations lead to suspension and termination dispute.  Unlicenced builder defeats $370,000.00 damages claim for cost to complete.  Judgment for builder with indemnity costs".




Law Society of New South Wales

Newcastle Law Society

Housing Industry Association

St Joseph's College Old Boys Union



Sam is a keen guitarist, sailing enthusiast and amateur golfer. He is a dedicated father of two and has an amazing and beautiful wife, and entrepreneurial flair for business.


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