A note from our Managing Partner, Sam Roberts.

Roberts Legal is committed to providing outstanding legal services whilst maintaining an optimal balance between quality and value. Our experienced and specialised legal team operate within a framework of diligence, professionalism, expertise and strategic commerciality to position our clients to get the very best results.

We ask the right questions and listen to you. We assist our clients to recognise where they are, where they want to be, where they could be and how best to achieve their desired outcome.

We are extremely proud of the loyalty our clients display and strongly believe that our reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the Australian legal marketplace is held in our clients’ hands. We will continue to strive to offer that powerful mix of expertise, understanding and tenacity to deliver the best outcomes to our clients.
If you require any further information about us, please contact us.

Our Core Values form the foundation on which we perform work and conduct ourselves.


Our people are our greatest and most valuable asset.


We strive to provide the highest quality service and client experience. We are continuously improving.


We firmly believe that a Lawyer’s role is to help people identify causes of potential legal problems before they arise, not just to find the best solution once the problem has manifested.
If you can’t rely on your Lawyer to help you identify legal risks and foreseeable problems who can you rely on?


Care and attention to detail can never be overstated. It is our responsibility to consider and advise our clients of relevant implications in a worst case scenario.


Our culture is vibrant. We are willing to change or try something new if there is a better way.


We deliver when we say we will deliver, keep our clients informed and return calls promptly.


We honour the tenets of our profession and acknowledge the impact of our actions on those we come into contact with and the greater community. We respectfully uphold our ethical duties at all times.

Our Commercial Litigation, Building & Construction, Business Services and Insolvency Teams are headed by Sam Roberts, a NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist.

Sam Roberts is 1 of only 3 Accredited Specialists in Commercial Litigation in the Newcastle, Hunter Valley and Central Coast regions.


What is an Accredited Specialist?

In the legal profession, Accredited Specialists are practising Solicitors who have demonstrated proficiency in a particular area of law, which is recognised and conferred by fellow Solicitors.
Specialist Accreditation is a structured peer to peer assessment process enabling legal practitioners to be recognised for their expertise. To be accredited specialists must pass a series of meticulous assessments on both legal knowledge and its application in practice. To retain their accreditation specialists must undertake significant additional professional development in their area of expertise each year.
Specialist Accreditation helps Solicitors distinguish themselves from other practitioners. It is a nationally recognised mark of distinction run by state based Solicitor Associations. In New South Wales the Specialist Accreditation Scheme has been operated by the Law Society of NSW since 1992.

Why use an Accredited Specialist?

To gain Specialist Accreditation a Solicitor must pass rigorous assessments in communication, problem solving, client relations and, of course, the law.
To maintain accredited status, a Solicitor must annually renew a certificate to practice the law and membership of the Law Society, plus update his or her skills and knowledge at the specialist level.

If your business has a commercial dispute that deserves the attention of an expert, you need an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation.

Call us now to speak to an Accredited Specialist about your commercial matter.

I will highly recommend you

Thank you very much for your advice and and support during the last 2 years. I am pleased to have settled the matter. It’s appreciated and I will highly recommend you.


A true champion of your profession

Thank you very much for all you have done for me. I had the best nights sleep I’ve had in 4 years last night. Once again thank you for your patience and attitude and commitment for a positive outcome. A true champion of your profession. 


Thank you for all your support

Thanks Samantha,

I’m still feeling a little shell-shocked but slowly getting used to the idea that it is nearly all over.

Thank you for all your support – professionally and emotionally. It was a big day and I was glad you were with me throughout the entire process.


It is so good to see a professional with such great customer service

You were actually referred to me by one of your previous clients. Just goes to show how strong word of mouth is, especially in this town. There are now more people running around Newcastle saying what a terrific job you do.

From my perspective you are light years ahead of the competition. It is so good to see a professional with such great customer service, who can communicate in a calm clear manner, especially when I am and usually a bit emotional.

Keep up the good work Sam, I like forward to continuing to work with you on my matter.


Watching you do your thing, was awe inspiring.

First of all, I want to thank you for the amazing support and guidance you gave me yesterday. Watching you do your thing, was awe inspiring. You have given me so much confidence in getting what I and my son truly deserve. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Jodie S

You’ve been outstanding in terms of your professionalism and responsiveness.

I wanted to pass on a huge thanks from Renee and I for the advice and help you both gave us on our sale and purchase transactions. We’re looking forward to the start of a fantastic next chapter for the Sommer family in the house. 

You’ve both been outstanding in terms of your professionalism and responsiveness. We’re extremely happy we came to Roberts Legal and were able to work with you both. Please ensure you pass this note and our thanks on to the practice owners.

Warwick Sommer

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

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 frances@robertslegal.com.au.

Current Positions

Senior Commercial Law & Litigation Lawyer 

Family Lawyer 2+ years PAE

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 frances@robertslegal.com.au.

To apply please email a cover letter and resume to frances@robertslegal.com.au.

Family Lawyer 2+ years PAE

Roberts Legal is an established law firm based in Adamstown. We have a rapidly growing Family Law practice with an existing team of four Family Lawyers.

The increasing demand on our Family Lawyers has led us to seek expressions of interest from Family Lawyers with at least 2+ years’ (5+ years’ preferred) experience in Family Law and a focus on quality service, results and client satisfaction.

We are looking for someone who is spending the majority of their time practicing in Family Law, has the ability to conduct matters autonomously, possesses excellent client management skills and who has a passion to develop and innovate the way Family Law services are delivered. We have a mix of property, parenting and child support matters, and we do not accept Legal Aid matters.

This position provides an exciting opportunity for a junior Solicitor to advance to a more senior role as a member of a specialist Family Law team, developing their skills to become a specialist in the Family Law arena.

Essential Requirements

  • High attention to detail.
  • Be hard working and passionate about Family Law.
  • 2+ years’ (5+ years’ preferred) PAE in Family Law (at least 50% of practice).
  • Ability to give specialist Family Law advice in a 60-minute initial client conference.
  • Be able to work autonomously and as part of a team with the ability to manage a case load and time record work.
  • Familiarity with the Family Law Act and Rules, Federal Circuit Court Rules and Child Support Legislation.
  • Experience drafting Binding Financial Agreements, Consent Orders and dealing with the Child Support Agency.
  • Ability to prioritise and organise work, be resourceful with initiative and drive to comply with time constraints and deadlines.
  • Knowledge of LEAP Legal Software would be an advantage.

This role presents a fantastic opportunity for a proactive, passionate and results driven individual who is seeking to take their next step in their career. The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive salary working for a firm that values work/life/family balance.

All applications will be kept confidential.

For further questions regarding this opportunity please email frances@robertslegal.com.au.

To apply please email a cover letter and resume to frances@robertslegal.com.au.

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