Roberts Legal is now Roberts Crosbie Mortensen Lawyers

Roberts Legal is now Roberts Crosbie Mortensen Lawyers

Newcastle law firm, Roberts Legal has rebranded as Roberts Crosbie Mortensen Lawyers.

The rebrand coincides with the firm opening offices in Sydney.

Founded by Sam and Anna Roberts in in October 2007, Roberts Legal established itself as a specialist business and litigation practice. Mr Roberts, who obtained Law Society Specialist Accreditation in Commercial Litigation in 2013, was one of only four Solicitors accredited outside of Sydney at the time.

The firm now has more Accredited Specialists in Commercial Litigation than 99 percent of all law firms in New South Wales with a team of 12 Lawyers including three Accredited Specialists in Commercial Litigation and a dual Accredited Adjudicator.

Managing Director, Sam Roberts said they made a strategic decision earlier this year to revisit their trading name as part of our plans to tackle the Sydney market.

“We considered a number of options, but this name just felt right,” Sam said.

“The new name recognises the significant contributions that Partners, Amanda Crosbie, and Ned Mortensen have made to the growth of the firm over the last five years.”

Amanda, who grew up in Newcastle, began working for the firm in 2015 and became a partner in early 2019. She now heads up the firm’s Corporate Advisory & Business Services team and acts as virtual in-house counsel and trusted advisor to many of the firm’s larger clients.

“Amanda was always an exceptionally capable and diligent lawyer,” Sam said.

“She could do it all and clients loved her because she was highly organized and delivered great client service. We knew from very early on that she would be a great a leader and that we wanted her to be with us for the long run.”

Amanda said it feels surreal to be a named partner of a law firm.

“I am incredibly proud to be part of a team that supports and encourages staff to further their careers. It’s been a big year so far. We’ve already experienced solid growth in our corporate advisory and commercial transaction practices. With the rebrand, our new Sydney offices and a new website about to go live, I’m really excited for what the future holds,” Amanda said.

Ned, who came to the legal profession after having worked for 20 years in the construction industry as a project manager and expert witness, joined the firm in 2017 and became a partner in late 2019.

He now heads the firm’s Building & Construction Law team and is an accredited Adjudicator under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) with both Adjudicate Today and the ABC Dispute Resolution Service.

“Ned is sought out by clients because of his dual qualifications and experience in both law and construction,” Sam said.

Ned said he is grateful for the opportunities that he’s had with Roberts Legal.

“I was able to accelerate my career with a focus on the construction industry and be involved in some interesting and complex building disputes,” Ned said.

“I enjoy advocacy work and the challenge that comes with appearing in the Supreme Court before Justice Hamemerschlag and running hearings in NCAT where my opponents have briefed Barristers. More recently I have been privileged to be appointed to Adjudicate Today’s select panel of Adjudicators, where my role is to determine building disputes under the [Building and Construction Industry] Security of Payment Act.”

Roberts Crosbie Mortensen Lawyers specialise in Commercial Litigation, Building & Construction Law, Business & Company Law, Workplace Law and Corporate Insolvency & Restructuring. Their Newcastle office is located in the Telstra Civic building on Hunter Street (adjacent Newcastle Court House).

The firm opened its Sydney office on 1 September 2022 located in the CBD at Level 15, The Chambers, 370 Pitt Street, Sydney.

IMAGE | Ned Mortensen, Amanda Crosbie, and Sam Roberts (L-R).

Roberts Crosbie Mortensen Lawyers

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