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.

Linsey’s youth belies her strong organisational skills, eye for detail, steadiness, sensitivity to my mental health issues and overall capacity for support and understanding of my situation.

“Nobody wants to find themselves going through a legal ‘battle’, post separation. It’s draining, painful, lengthy, ridiculously expensive and to be avoided if at all possible. However, my super capable solicitor, Linsey Wilson, at Roberts Legal, helped guide me through about nine months of negotiation and some sometimes shocking behaviour from my ex and her lawyer.

Linsey’s youth belies her strong organisational skills, eye for detail, steadiness, sensitivity to my mental health issues and overall capacity for support and understanding of my situation. She wasn’t fixated on going to court at all costs and helped guide me to a sensible solution, reached after just one day in front of the Newcastle family court registrar. That is what you pay for, in my opinion, and Roberts Legal got me through a difficult financial settlement and subsequent agreement over parenting orders with guile, intelligence and not a little kindness. Linsey helped me settle before the costs (financial and emotional) got even greater, so I’ll always be grateful for that. As will my two young daughters, with whom I can now concentrate on having happy times, 50% of the time.”

Daniel S

Not only were they timely, professional, no-nonsense, they were quick to nip things in the bud that could have resulted in very costly meandering by the other party!

“Having a commercial dispute is stressful and never an ideal situation. But knowing you are in safe pair of hands, can alleviate the worry.

After a false start with a different firm, I was recommended Roberts Legal’s Commercial Law team. Right from the very first phone call, I knew that I had the right team on my side. Not only were they timely, professional, no-nonsense, they were quick to nip things in the bud that could have resulted in very costly meandering by the other party!

In addition, I felt appropriately informed every step of the way. I knew I could leave Roberts Legal to do what they do best (resolve the dispute). All I needed to do was sleep soundly at night and focus on my own business.

Thanks in particular to Tasha who went beyond the call of duty to keep me informed – even when I was out of the country for work.

Roberts Legal are highly recommended!”

Julie-Anne E

His understanding in several areas of practice has no doubt saved us time, money and given us confidence that we are in good hands whenever needed.

“Jeremy Kennedy has consistently given quality advice to both our business, and others whom we have referred. His understanding in several areas of practice has no doubt saved us time, money and given us confidence that we are in good hands whenever needed.

His communication, attention to detail, and insights are always welcome.

We highly recommend him and his team.”

Hack Marketing

Finally I have found a law firm who me and my family will be using for many years to come. I would highly recommend Roberts legal to anyone who needs a good legal team and are worth every dollar.

“Sam and the team at Roberts legal assisted me in 2019 with a very complex business case. They are leagues ahead of any other law firm I have used in the past. Their attention to detail and professional prompt response to every item raised was a real stand out. The team keep you fully informed at all times in simple to understand language highlighting pros and cons of every decision that needs to be made. Finally I have found a law firm who me and my family will be using for many years to come. I would highly recommend Roberts legal to anyone who needs a good legal team and are worth every dollar.”

Paul C

Jeremy is very much on the front foot with communication and action and I have complete confidence in his expertise and attention to detail.

“Jeremy Kennedy has had a number of very large and complex matters referred to him by my company.  He is first on my list when it comes to serious legal matters relating to WHS matters and what my clients are potentially exposed too in the workplace.

Jeremy is very much on the front foot with communication and action and I have complete confidence in his expertise and attention to detail.

I am delighted to recommend Jeremy Kennedy of Roberts Legal.  I am pleased to have someone of his calibre in my business circles.”

Denis K

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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 tony@robertslegal.com.au.

Current Positions

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 information regarding the position, please contact Tony on (02) 4926 2236.

To apply please email your resume with covering letter to tony@robertslegal.com.au. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

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