Sam Roberts is 1 of only 5 Accredited Specialists in Commercial Litigation in the Newcastle, Hunter Valley and Central Coast regions.

Sam Roberts

Managing Director,
Accredited Specialist (Commercial Litigation)


Sam is an expert in commercial and construction dispute resolution, business law and corporate insolvency. He assists businesses to resolve disputes quickly and also acts as virtual in-house Counsel for the development of risk management solutions and strategies to support enterprise growth.


Sam is a co-founder and Managing Director of Roberts Legal. He is the team leader for the Commercial Litigation and Insolvency & Restructuring teams and joint head of Enterprise Growth & Corporate Advisory. His practice is focused on acting for companies, business owners and insolvency practitioners in relation to the resolution of disputes and recovery of monies, insolvency claims and restructuring, risk management and enterprise growth.

Sam was admitted as a Solicitor in 2001 and has been a Law Society  Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation since 2013, having acquired his accreditation in the area of Building & Construction Law.

He has a niche practice in relation to the resolution of disputes in the building and construction industry and an in-depth knowledge of the Building & Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999, having co-authored the 4th edition of Roberts Legal’s popular Security of Payment Guide.

Sam also has extensive experience acting in relation to a range of corporate and commercial agreements, transactions, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring. He is consulted by company directors in relation to legal issues as they arise and also acts as virtual inhouse Counsel to companies undertaking projects relating to commercial risk evaluation and management or transformation and enterprise growth. 

Who Sam works with

Sam works with a variety of corporate clients, individuals, insolvency practitioners and other professionals. His clients include professional service firms, property developers, contractors, subcontractors and a range of SME’s.


I solve problems and help business owners to avoid them in the future.

I firmly believe that a Lawyer’s role is to help people identify causes of potential problems before they arise, not just to find the best solution once a problem has manifested.

I have an excellent track record for resolving large disputes by negotiation and avoiding drawn-out and expensive litigation. This is because I take the time to fully evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a client’s claim from the outset and draft detailed initial letters of demand that typically result in early settlement negotiations.


Sam has Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of Newcastle. He holds a Diploma of Legal Practice and is an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation.

Sam is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.


In 2013 Sam was recognised by the Law Society of New South Wales as being a specialist in Commercial Litigation. His answers to the Specialist Accreditation assessment were of such a high standard that they were subsequently used by 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.


Sam is a keen guitarist, sailing enthusiast and amateur golfer and poker player. He is a dedicated father of two and has an amazing and beautiful wife, and entrepreneurial flair for business.


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Sam Roberts

Managing Director,
Accredited Specialist (Commercial Litigation)


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