Under the ATO’s Director Penalty regime company Directors can be personally liable for company obligations. The Director Penalty regime applies to unpaid “PAYG” withholding amounts and unpaid GST and Superannuation Guarantee Charge “SGC” obligations. The effect of the Director Penalty regime is that if a company of which a person is a Director fails to […]
Senior Associate Solicitor
Amanda joined Roberts Legal in 2015 and practices as a member of the Commercial Litigation, Building & Construction and Insolvency & Restructuring teams, alongside Sam Roberts, Director.
Amanda graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2010 with a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Finance. She was admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in February 2011.
Prior to joining Roberts Legal Amanda worked at a national law firm where she obtained extensive and valuable experience in the areas of litigation.
Amanda has acted for corporate, professional and individual clients in a range of matters at all Court levels and advocates strongly for her clients.
Who Amanda works with
Amanda works with corporate clients, individuals, insolvency practitioners and other professionals. She also advises principals, contractors and consultants in the construction sector.
Amanda is committed to working with her clients to deliver clear and concise advice and obtain the best possible outcome in all matters. She comes at her matters with a commercial approach.
Amanda holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons), a Diploma of Legal Practice and a Bachelor of Finance. Amanda is admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and High Court of Australia.
In her spare time Amanda enjoys travelling, camping, skiing and playing team sports. She also loves to cook for friends and family.
Areas of Law
Building & Construction Law
Home Building Law
Business & Company Law
Buying & Selling Businesses
Transactions & Structures
Commercial & Retail Leases
Company Law, Mergers & Acquisitions
Business & Risk Advisory
Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring
Bankruptcy & Personal Insolvency
Contested Wills Claims
Articles by Amanda
Insurance under the Home Building Compensation Fund is required to be obtained by a builder entering into a residential building contract of greater than $20,000 (including GST) with a home owner prior to commencing any work under that contract. Insurance policies under the Home Building Compensation Fund provide a set period of cover for loss […]
Can I still Recover Payment for Variations and Extras where there is No Written and Signed Contract Variation?
If you enter into a contract with a home owner to undertake residential building work and the contract price exceeds $5,000.00, then the Home Building Act provides that any variation must be in writing and signed by both parties prior to the variation works commencing. If a variation is not in writing and signed by both […]
If works to your home remain incomplete after the period that the contract stipulates works ought to be complete, then it is likely that the builder is in breach of the contract. Most contracts will require that a home owner give the builder a notice particularising the breach and provide that the builder has a […]
Insurance under the Home Building Compensation Fund is required to be obtained by a builder entering into a residential building contract of greater than $20,000 with a home owner prior to commencing any work under that contract. Insurance policies under the Home Building Compensation Fund provide a set period of cover for loss caused by […]
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 […]
The Home Building Act 1989 (“the Act“) places obligations upon contractors who contract directly with home owners to undertake residential building work. We have summarised these obligations in further articles contained on our website. See Introduction – Contracting Requirements under the Home Building Act. Consequences of contravening the Act Pursuant to Section 10 of the […]
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