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.

People

Our people are our greatest and most valuable asset.

Excellence

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

Proactive

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?

Diligence

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.

Energetic

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

Reliable

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

Professional

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.

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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.

We can finally move on.

Thank you so very much Amanda!  Now our family can finally move on – such a relief!

You have been amazing – always offering clear, sound advice and keeping us in the loop every step of the way – we always felt like we were in very capable and knowledgeable hands with you which meant a lot under such stressful circumstances.

Jodi Donovan

Help through a stressful situation.

Thank you for your help , Natasha. Your professionalism and friendly nature made an otherwise stressful situation bearable. I really felt like I had someone in my corner. Thanks so much.

Lisa Holdworth

After working with others, it was refreshing to have you on our side.

I would like to thank you and your team for assisting myself and Andrew with the restructure. You amazed us with your energy and knowledge, you are a champion. After working with others, it was refreshing to have you on our side. Thanks also from all our staff for assisting in securing their future.

Paul Barwick, Director

MCA Engineering

A brilliant result from a professional Legal Firm.

We had a debt needed recovered and after trying 2 law firms with no success, we found Roberts Legal. We had our debt paid in full after the first action they took for us. The communication was brilliant and all the staff friendly and helpful. A brilliant result from a professional Legal Firm.

Rod Burgess

You amazed us with your energy and knowledge, you are a champion.

I would like to thank you and your team for assisting myself and Andrew with the restructure.  You amazed us with your energy and knowledge, you are a champion.

After working with others it is refreshing to have you on our side.  Thanks also from all our staff for assisting in securing their future.

Paul Barwick, Director.

MCA Engineering

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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 rebecca@robertslegal.com.au.

Current Positions

Graduate or Junior Lawyer – Commercial Litigation

Senior Commercial Law & Litigation Lawyer 

Family Lawyer 2+ years PAE

Junior Family Law Legal Secretary

Graduate or Junior Lawyer – Commercial Litigation

Roberts Legal is an established specialist Commercial Litigation firm in the Newcastle area with an increasing demand for assistance in commercial transactions, business advisory, insolvency and corporate restructuring.

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

We are seeking an outstanding Graduate or Junior Lawyer for a highly sought-after position within our team of exceptional Commercial Lawyers. This position will afford you the opportunity to work directly with Sam Roberts, one of only three Accredited Specialists in Commercial Litigation in the Newcastle, Central Coast and Hunter Valley regions, as well as other Senior Lawyers on both commercial and construction disputes, commercial transactions and business and corporate advisory matters.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Building & Construction Law including Security of Payment claims
  • Business & Company Law
  • Insolvency Law
  • Debt Recovery
  • Liaising with clients
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements
  • Building and fostering client relationships

Skills and experience

  • 0-4 years legal experience
  • Excellent academics from a reputable University
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with high attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Commercially aware
  • Computer literate

This is an excellent career opportunity for a proactive, passionate and results driven Law Graduate or Junior Solicitor to develop their skills working with an exceptionally talented and dedicated litigation team in highly sort after practice areas.

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

To apply please email a cover letter, resume and your Academic Transcript to rebecca@robertslegal.com.au.

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 rebecca@robertslegal.com.au.

To apply please email a cover letter and resume to rebecca@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.

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

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

Junior Family Law Legal Secretary

Roberts Legal is an established and growing law firm specialising in Commercial Law and Family Law based in Adamstown.  We value our employees who form a vital part of the firm’s culture.

The Role: An opportunity has arisen for a full time Junior Family Law Legal Secretary to join our expanding Family Law team. The role will require a switched on, motivated Secretary who can pre-empt situations and provide first class support to our Family Lawyers and Senior Legal Secretaries.

The Work Mix: This is a varied secretarial vacancy working with a great team of Solicitors. Your main role will be assisting our Senior Family Law Legal Secretaries and will include, but is not limited to, all admin duties including dictaphone typing, document production, liaising with clients, calendar management and assisting with Reception duties alongside our great team of Legal Secretaries.

Benefits: This is a great opportunity to work with a progressive group of Legal professionals in a caring and supportive work environment, a chance to develop your skills and become a valued team member and Legal Secretary. This role will offer you variety and autonomy and an opportunity to gain experience in the many different administrative aspects of the Family Law Environment.

Job Tasks & Responsibilities:

  • Incoming and outgoing telephone calls,
  • Digital dictation typing,
  • Amending and formatting correspondence and Court documents,
  • Diary management including recording & monitoring Court appearance dates and filing requirements, organising client and/or Counsel conferences,
  • Preparation and collation of Briefs,
  • File maintenance including opening and closing of files,
  • Preparation and collation of mail including scanning, faxing and printing,
  • Data entry,
  • Online searches,
  • Preparation of documents for safe custody,
  • Reception duties and relief as and when necessary,
  • Assist and liaise with off-site staff working from home.

Skills & Experience: 

To successfully undertake the duties of this position you will possess:

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills and experience,
  • Proactive work ethic,
  • Accuracy and a minimum typing speed of 60wpm,
  • Experience with LEAP Legal Software an advantage,
  • Team player who is honest and reliable, and
  • Exceptional attention to detail and be highly organised.

The successful applicant must be able to work both independently and as part of a team as well as be reliable, diligent and have a “can do” attitude.

All applications will be kept confidential.

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

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

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