Our Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team is headed by an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation.

Call now to find out how we can help you resolve your commercial or business dispute and show you how to avoid them in future.

Our Commercial Litigation Services

We assist our clients to achieve commercial outcomes where ever possible so they can move on  and refocus their attention on operating and growing their businesses. We help with:

Roberts Legal is well established amongst the top Commercial Litigation Lawyers Newcastle has to offer, servicing clients across the Newcastle, Hunter and Central Coast regions as well as Sydney and broader NSW.

Our approach to providing practical and timely advice has helped Roberts Legal build a strong reputation in the commercial litigation arena.

If you have a commercial or business dispute and need legal assistance or would simply like to seek the opinion of a specialist Commercial Litigation Law Firm in relation to your matter, call 1300 553 343 now for a free case evaluation.

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Our Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team is headed by an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation.

How We Help

Our Commercial Dispute Lawyers have extensive experience representing clients in a wide variety of disputes and have an excellent reputation for obtaining successful and quick resolutions.

We invest time to fully assess the strengths and weaknesses of your legal position to properly advise and assist you to identify real and favourable outcomes and develop a strategy for achieving a dispute resolution without the need for Court proceedings, where possible.

Our approach to providing practical and timely advice has helped Roberts Legal build a strong reputation in the commercial litigation arena. The Business Dispute Lawyer assigned to your matter will be experienced and diligent, with their focus on achieving a successful commercial outcome for you.

We assist our clients in Newcastle, Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley and across NSW to achieve successful commercial outcomes so they can move on with their life and refocus their attention on operating and growing their businesses.

Call now for a no obligation phone evaluation by an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation

1300 553 343

Building & Construction Law
15/10/2018 by Sam Roberts

Will your business be able to rely on the Security of Payment Laws when it counts? The single most important thing to do.

Disputes and withheld payments are common occurrence in the construction industry. Contractors and suppliers operate with increased risk of these occurrences if they are not prepared to use the Building & Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (“the Act”) immediately when a problem arises. I regularly get people downloading our Security of Payment Guide looking […]

Building & Construction Law
6/06/2017 by Amanda Crosbie

Common Misconceptions about Contracting in the Building & Construction Industry and what to do to avoid getting caught out.

When I ask clients whether a written contract was in place or whether variations had been documented, too often I receive the following response “no there was no contract, we just agreed to it” or “I didn’t think it was necessary it was a small job“. Firstly, it is an incorrect assumption that just because […]

Disputes & Litigation
25/05/2016 by Sam Roberts

Defamation & Anonymous Gmail Accounts.

What is Defamation? In this day and age people need to be wary about what they post on social media when they are attacking or criticising individuals or small business. A momentary lapse or ‘what the hell‘ can cause significant damage to someone’s reputation and lead to you being involved in defamation proceedings. Even if […]

Business & Company
28/01/2015 by Sam Roberts

Consequences of not making Effective Business Contracts

As an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation I have dealt with all kinds of business disputes. By far the most common cause of commercial disputes is the failure of the parties to adequately record the terms of their agreement in writing. This is particularly common in the building and construction industry. When there is an […]

Building & Construction Law
23/04/2014 by Sam Roberts

Why the SOP Act is so Significant

The Building & Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) is significant because it provides for the following consequences: Where a Subcontractor serves a Payment Claim (similar to a tax invoice) on a the other party and the other party does not provide a Payment Schedule (a response) within the relevant time, the other […]

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Success Stories

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

The directors sold the majority of their holding in the service company to a venture capital firm, on the understanding that the firm would develop and grow the business and substantially increase the value of the client’s remaining shares. Following the acquisition however, the service company experienced a significant drop in revenue which had the effect of devaluing the company.

Medical Fit Out 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.

The client was a medical professional who had engaged a builder to complete a commercial fit out of his new premises. The builder’s form of contract was poor. In addition, the builder had made pre-contractual representations to the effect that it had significant experience, would take care of everything and that the client didn’t need to worry about anything.

First home buyers gets the better of builder involved in house and land package promotion. Misrepresentations and hand amendment to building contract lead to substantial cost saving.

The clients were looking at new house and land packages with the view to purchase for their own residence. They met with a selling agent for a project home builder who showed them a site within a new subdivision and provided a promotional brochure showing a split level home that they were told could be built on the site for a cost of $230,000.00. The vacant land was for sale by the project home builder for $160,000.00.

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Testimonials

Very professional handing of a complex and technical matter.

Very professional handing of a complex and technical multi-layered legal matter, with a favourable outcome. Excellent experience. I would highly recommend.

Jim Limberis

Netseek Pty Limited


I have worked with many ….  you “stand above the rest” in your profession.

It has been a great  pleasure working with you as an ultimate professional on this matter. There are very few that can measure up to your professionalism. I have worked with many ….  you “stand above the rest” in your profession.

Geoff Page, Chartered & Forensic Accountant

Leonard & Page Pty Limited

 


Sam Roberts is sharp and confident. His talents expedited the outcome of my matter.

“Sam Roberts is sharp and confident and has been adept at understanding the issues pertinent to my matter in relation to Equity Law and Contract Law.  Hi talends expedited the outcome of my matter.  He is energetic, proactive, professional, ethical, discrete and motivated.  I continue to appreciate having him in my corner.  I have no hesitation in recommending Roberts Legal’s services.”

David Paine


Tenacious approach that serves his clients well.

Sam and I have worked together on commercial disputes including those relating to the enforcement of contracts, breaches of contract, misleading and deceptive conduct, breaches of confidentiality and breaches of intellectual property rights. I have found Sam Roberts to be a competent and diligent legal practitioner with a tenacious approach that serves his clients well in legal disputation.”

Peter E Cullen, Barrister-at-Law, Sydney.


Roberts Legal are professional, provide excellent attention to detail and strive to gain the best results for their clients.

“I would not hesitate to recommend Roberts Legal, they are professional, provide excellent attention to detail and strive to gain the best results for their clients.”

Mark Humphries, Sunbow Roofing


One of the biggest benefits of using Roberts Legal, as apposed to other firms, is that Sam and his staff are very contactable.

“Sam Roberts has assisted our Company in relation to a range of issues relating to a dispute…When I have a problem or need a legal answer it is important that I can get it quickly.  One of the biggest benefits of using Roberts Legal, as apposed to other firms, is that Sam and his staff are very contactable.


Very efficient and most thorough throughout his handling of my case.

Sam was at all times very efficient and most thorough throughout his handling of my case. Being young, most diligent and trustworthy I would recommend him to conduct any legal work to the highest order.”

Paul Joy, Dip A.I.I F.L.U.A Adv. Dip. F.P.
Director, Paul Joy Financial Planning Pty Limited


I have used Roberts Legal on a number of different matters all of which have been awarded in my favour.

“Over the past several years I have used Roberts Legal on a number of different matters all of which have been awarded in my favour and I believe this is due to their diligence and their desire to represent their client to the best of their ability.”

Elizabeth Howard


Without you it would have been impossible to confront these multi-national corporate giants.

“Without you it would have been impossible to confront these multi-national corporate giants.”

Toby Player. Bodyboard King