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.

Felicity Donald

Special Counsel

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Felicity specialises in resolving complex commercial, construction and intellectual property disputes for businesses throughout New South Wales. She also represents claimants in relation to professional negligence claims against Lawyers, Accountants and other professionals.


Felicity has over 15 years of experience in litigation and dispute resolution. She joined Roberts Legal in December 2014 and is now a Special Counsel in the Commercial Litigation and Building & Construction teams at Roberts Legal. She has a particular focus on assisting clients with their commercial litigation, building and construction, intellectual property and professional negligence disputes. Felicity prides herself on advising and assisting clients to assess commercial risks and best resolve disputes .

Felicity’s clients include companies, business owners, builders, contractors and individuals.  She is highly skilled in providing practical advice and in representing her clients both in informal negotiations, and in proceedings in the District Court, Local Court, Supreme Court and NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal should proceedings become necessary. Felicity also regularly advises on the preparation and implementation of commercial agreements, trade mark applications and the provisions of legislation including the Building & Construction Industry Security of Payment Act, Home Building Act, Corporations Act and Trade Marks Act.

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 efficiently manages the engagement of experts and other consultants as may be required to assist with a client’s matters.

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 of the High Court of Australia in 2011.

Security of Payment Guide

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.

Safe Harbour Guide

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


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

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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

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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

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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


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