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 4 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 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.

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

I certainly would recommend Sam and the Roberts Legal team for this kind of work and would be pleased to speak with any prospective clients about the time we worked together.

Midac Technologies Pty Limited (“Midac”) started up in 1981 in Sydney and pioneered early “smart building” direct digital control technology. In 1994 Midac made an early start developing online software and solutions. The then Dungog based business was instrumental in encouraging and assisting many organizations to make their online debut, including large corporate entities like Boral and James Hardie. From about 1995 Midac focused on developing solutions for the tourism and real estate sectors and developed early online or “cloud based” applications.

By 2012 the Midac owners were ready to take a break from their business of some 30 years. By that time their online holiday rentals bookings management and reservation system, “YesBookit” was respected as the leader in the industry, providing an online application to booking agents around Australia, and some overseas. YesBookit also connected with and distributed an online bookable accommodation product to most leading accommodation portals; including Wotif, Home Away, Take a Break, Rent a Home and Stayz (a Fairfax Media division).

For a small business sale, the process was relatively complex and involved the sale of the business, intellectual property, transfer of staff, application and hosting servers, online application client service relationships and a myriad of provider contracts.

Initially we thought Sydney Solicitors would be the way to go, but we found the answer just down the road in Newcastle.  Roberts Legal did a fantastic job with the entire process.

They expertly assisted us with every stage from, the preparation of an Information Memorandum, consideration of Expressions of Interest, negotiation of an Exclusivity Agreement, purchaser due diligence, the novation of key provider contracts and licences and the execution and performance at an exhaustive Business Sale Agreement including post-completion Fixed Term Consulting Agreements.

 I couldn’t have been more pleased with my decision to engage Sam [Roberts] and his team for this assignment.  They were more than capable and worked well with both in-house and external legal teams of the purchaser and other concerned parties to see the sale through to a successful outcome.

 I certainly would recommend Sam and the Roberts Legal team for this kind of work and would be pleased to speak with any prospective clients about the time we worked together.”

Yours sincerely

Kevin Johnson-Bade

Amanda asks the right questions.

“Amanda asks the right questions to get the process under way in an incredibly efficient manner and they keep you informed, every step of the way. No chasing up required, which is a rarity in professional service outfits. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them”

Justice prevailed

“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”.

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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

Senior Commercial Litigation Lawyer – Partnership Opportunity

Commercial Law & Litigation Lawyer – 3+ years PAE

Estate Planning & Property Lawyer 5+ years PAE

Senior Commercial Litigation Lawyer  – 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 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 rebecca@robertslegal.com.au

Commercial Law & Litigation Lawyer

Roberts Legal is a specialised Commercial Litigation firm in the Newcastle area with a increasing 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.

We are seeking a technically able and commercially astute Lawyer with at least 3 years PAE to join our exceptional team. You will work directly with Sam Roberts on 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,
  • Insolvency & Corporate 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

Estate Planning & Property Lawyer 5+ 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 5+ 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
  • 5+ 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 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.