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We specialise is solving business legal problems and helping business owners establish legal foundations for executing enterprise growth. 

We have specialist Lawyers in:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Building & Construction Law
  • Business & Company Law
  • Industrial Relations Law
  • Work Health & Safety
  • Corporate Insolvency & Restructuring
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Sam is 1 of only 3 local Accredited Specialists in Commercial Litigation.

Sam Roberts was born and raised in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. He was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW in 2001. Shortly after commencing his career he began to practice predominantly in the areas of Commerical Law and Litigation and in 2005 began to take a particular interest in the security of payment laws in the building and construction industry.

His answers to the Specialist Accreditation assessment were of such a high standard that they are now used in the Law Society’s Specialist Accreditation Scheme as an example for future candidates to gauge the standard expected of Solicitors who specialise in Commercial Litigation.

Amanda’s practice focuses on providing timely corporate and commercial advisory services as a virtual in house Counsel to growing SMEs.

Ned’s considerable experience in the construction industry before coming to the law makes him a formidable opponent for any building dispute.

Jeremy’s expertise in Work Health & Safety Law makes him the go to lawyer for many large corporates for serious workplace incidents and compliance.

Felicity is an exceptional advocate with over 16 years’ experience in Litigation & Dispute Resolution with a focus on commercial, construction, professional negligence and intellectual property disputes.

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Security of Payment Guide

Isn’t it time you really understood how Security of Payment Laws work?

Our Security of Payment Guide helps Developers, Contractors,
Subcontractors, Suppliers and Consultants in the building industry gain a better understanding of how the security of payment regime works and when and why to seek our professional help. The guide is written in plain English and is easy to understand. These laws are unlike any other and can be the source of significant rights as well as severe adverse consequences for most businesses in the building industry. These laws should not be taken lightly nor should the potential benefits be overlooked by small or medium businesses.

Roberts Legal Safe Harbour Guide

Safe Harbour Guide

Get Protection from personal claims for insolvent trading while you develop and implement a Restructuring Plan for your company.

On 19 September 2017 amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 commenced which create a “safe harbour” for Directors to protect them from personal liability for debts incurred by an insolvent company in certain circumstances.

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Due to the continuing growth of both our Commercial Law and Family Law divisions, as of Monday, 13 July 2020 we will operate two (2) distinct and specialist law firms, Roberts Legal Business & Litigation Specialists and Delaney Roberts Specialist Family Lawyers.