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.
Our people are our greatest and most valuable asset.
We strive to provide the highest quality service and client experience. We are continuously improving.
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?
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.
Our culture is vibrant. We are willing to change or try something new if there is a better way.
We deliver when we say we will deliver, keep our clients informed and return calls promptly.
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.
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.
You amazed us with your energy and knowledge, you are a champion.
I would like to thank you and your team for assisting myself and Andrew with the restructure. You amazed us with your energy and knowledge, you are a champion.
After working with others it is refreshing to have you on our side. Thanks also from all our staff for assisting in securing their future.
Paul Barwick, Director.
Ned achieved the best possible outcome for us.
“We are absolutely thrilled with the result Roberts Legal achieved for our company! After a long battle over a very large sum of money, Ned achieved the best possible outcome for us. He was incredibly professional, while at the same time extremely patient and easy to talk to. We could not fault our experience with Roberts Legal and would recommend them without hesitation.”
I certainly would recommend Sam and the Roberts Legal team for this kind of work and would be pleased to speak with any prospective clients about the time we worked together.
Midac Technologies Pty Limited (“Midac”) started up in 1981 in Sydney and pioneered early “smart building” direct digital control technology. In 1994 Midac made an early start developing online software and solutions. The then Dungog based business was instrumental in encouraging and assisting many organizations to make their online debut, including large corporate entities like Boral and James Hardie. From about 1995 Midac focused on developing solutions for the tourism and real estate sectors and developed early online or “cloud based” applications.
By 2012 the Midac owners were ready to take a break from their business of some 30 years. By that time their online holiday rentals bookings management and reservation system, “YesBookit” was respected as the leader in the industry, providing an online application to booking agents around Australia, and some overseas. YesBookit also connected with and distributed an online bookable accommodation product to most leading accommodation portals; including Wotif, Home Away, Take a Break, Rent a Home and Stayz (a Fairfax Media division).
For a small business sale, the process was relatively complex and involved the sale of the business, intellectual property, transfer of staff, application and hosting servers, online application client service relationships and a myriad of provider contracts.
“Initially we thought Sydney Solicitors would be the way to go, but we found the answer just down the road in Newcastle. Roberts Legal did a fantastic job with the entire process.
They expertly assisted us with every stage from, the preparation of an Information Memorandum, consideration of Expressions of Interest, negotiation of an Exclusivity Agreement, purchaser due diligence, the novation of key provider contracts and licences and the execution and performance at an exhaustive Business Sale Agreement including post-completion Fixed Term Consulting Agreements.
I couldn’t have been more pleased with my decision to engage Sam [Roberts] and his team for this assignment. They were more than capable and worked well with both in-house and external legal teams of the purchaser and other concerned parties to see the sale through to a successful outcome.
I certainly would recommend Sam and the Roberts Legal team for this kind of work and would be pleased to speak with any prospective clients about the time we worked together.”
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.”
Amanda asks the right questions.
“Amanda asks the right questions to get the process under way in an incredibly efficient manner and they keep you informed, every step of the way. No chasing up required, which is a rarity in professional service outfits. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them”
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.”
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
Haydon is a credit to the Company and I will refer any business opportunities where I can.
“I would like to take this opportunity to say thankyou for your assistance. Your service, communication and professional standards were beyond reproach.
At every instance I was kept up to date with proceedings for which I found a great comfort and reassurance.
With your ‘easy to get along with’ style, professional at every step, made this stressful process for me less enduring to take on many levels – for this I thank you.”
Thank you SO MUCH for putting our case forward in such a brilliant way.
“It is a great result and what we believed all along. We truly appreciate your insight and work.”
Roberts Legal is committed to working with our staff to achieve their personal and professional objectives.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commercial Litigation (Insolvency or Building & Construction) Lawyer
The practice has recently transformed and has a growing demand for commercial litigation, building & construction and insolvency related legal services for businesses in the Newcastle area and throughout NSW. Whilst we are located adjacent to Newcastle Court, with approximately half of our clients being located in the Sydney area, we conduct the majority of our cases in the District and Supreme Courts in Sydney.
In anticipation of the pending reforms to small business insolvency laws (to commence on 1 January 2021) and the introduction of Security of Payment Laws to residential building contracts with owner occupiers (from 1 March 2021), we are looking to bolster our Senior Litigation & Insolvency Teams to assist in driving these practice areas forward.
We are looking for an experienced Commercial Litigation Lawyer with ideally 6+ years PAE including experience in the areas of Corporate Insolvency & Restructuring and/or Building & Construction Law to join our specialist team. This is an outstanding opportunity as we have the flexibility to mould the role to fit the right person.
The successful candidate will be an experienced advocate, strategist and negotiator with a thorough knowledge of Civil Procedure and excellent drafting skills. The candidate will also be familiar with the Corporations Act and/or the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (NSW). Experience in both areas will be highly regarded.
You will have both direct conduct and responsibility for files and assist with the carriage of large cases.
Full role description including benefits is available here.
Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.
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
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 Lauren on 02 4926 2236.
To apply please email your resume with covering letter to email@example.com. 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.