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Felicity Donald

Senior Associate Solicitor


Felicity has over 14 years of experience in litigation and dispute resolution. She joined Roberts Legal in December 2014 and is a Senior Lawyer in the Commercial Litigation and Building & Construction teams at Roberts Legal. She also practices in insolvency, business advisory and intellectual property. Felicity is focused on advising and assisting clients to best resolve disputes and assess commercial risks.

In doing so Felicity regularly advises on the preparation and implementation of commercial agreements and the provisions of legislation including the Building & Construction Industry Security of Payment Act, Home Building Act, Corporations Act, Trade Marks Act, Fair Work Act and industry specific Awards.

Felicity’s clients include companies, business owners, builders, contractors, and individuals. She is highly skilled in providing practice advice and in representing her clients both in informal negotiations, and in Court or Tribunal proceedings should they become necessary.

Felicity comes from a background of acting for major insurers and companies and brings this unique perspective and insight to her work at Roberts Legal.


Felicity aims to provide detailed, helpful advice to assist clients to make informed decisions about their legal issues.

Felicity helps her clients to fully evaluate their position early on.

She works with her clients to develop a strategy for achieving an outcome that they are satisfied with to ensure, wherever possible, that issues are resolved in a timely and cost effective manner.

Felicity always aims to explain legal concepts in a down-to-earth manner and she is happy to answer questions as they arise.


Felicity holds Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Newcastle. She also holds a Diploma of Legal Practice and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Felicity was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2005 and the High Court of Australia in 2011.


Articles by Felicity

Business & Company
25/03/2020 by Felicity Donald

Temporary Changes to Insolvency Laws: What You Need to Know

Given the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, the casualties will inevitably include businesses as well as individuals. We have all heard of businesses citing COVID-19 as the cause of, or contributing to, their insolvency. On 22 March 2020 the Federal Government announced a number of changes to insolvency laws to provide relief for businesses […]

Business & Company
7/02/2020 by Felicity Donald

What’s in a Name? The Difference between Business Names and Trade Marks

You are setting up a new business and getting excited about its upcoming launch. Or perhaps you have been in business for a while and want to know more about protecting your business’ reputation and profits. You have registered your chosen Business Name on the Australian Business Register and reserved a domain name for your […]

Building & Construction Law
25/06/2019 by Felicity Donald

How an Adjudicator is Required to Value Construction Work

A question that commonly arises when we are assisting clients with preparation of an Adjudication Application or Response, is: “How is the Adjudicator going to value the construction works (or related goods and services)?” Knowing how an Adjudicator will value the works is particularly important given the very short timeframes provided for parties to an […]

Building & Construction Law
29/07/2016 by Felicity Donald

Service of Payment Claims by Email

CAN it be done? SHOULD it be done? With the increasing use of emails for communications, it is becoming commonplace for businesses to send tax invoices to clients via email for payment. If the tax invoice relates to work performed under a construction contract, your business may have rights to prompt payment under the Building […]

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Felicity understood that during our tough time we need full trigger on the pulse.

“I found the service and constant updates to be very personal, Felicity understood that during our tough time we need full trigger on the pulse service and she delivered every time”

Haydon & Felicity have been outstanding in assisting me with a recent matter.

“Haydon & Felicity have been outstanding in assisting me with a recent matter. They were fast, efficient and provided timely and accurate legal advice. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking for professional, legal advice.”

Tarryn M