Press Release

October 2022

Roberts Legal is now Roberts Crosbie Mortensen Lawyers

We are excited to announce that our legal practice has rebranded. Roberts Legal is now rebranded as Roberts Crosbie Mortensen Lawyers.

The rebrand coincides with the opening of our offices in the Sydney CBD on 1 September 2022 at Level 15, The Chambers, 370 Pitt Street, Sydney.

Founded by Sam and Anna Roberts in in October 2007, Roberts Legal established a reputation as a specialist business and litigation practice. Sam Roberts, who obtained Law Society Specialist Accreditation in Commercial Litigation in 2013, was 1 of only 4 Solicitors so accredited outside of Sydney at the time.

The firm now boasts more Accredited Specialists in Commercial Litigation than 99% of all law firms in New South Wales and is continuing to grow. With a team of 12 Lawyers including 3 Accredited Specialists in Commercial Litigation and a dual qualified leading construction industry expert and Accredited Adjudicator, the firm is now one of the most recognised commercial litigation and construction law teams in New South Wales.

Our Directors made a strategic decision earlier this year to revisit our trading name as part of our plans to tackle the Sydney market.

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 5 years and the prominent reputations that they have each established in their own right.

Amanda Crosbie

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

Amanda is an experienced Corporate & Commercial Lawyer. She supports directors and principals in a variety of industries, including the professional services, construction and health industries. With a high percentage of referral business Amanda has built a long list of repeat clients and a reputation for providing exceptional legal advice that is timely, commercial, practical and effective.

When asked about the rebrand recently Amanda said “It feels surreal to be a named partner of a reputable law firm and 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.”

Ned Mortensen

Ned Mortensen, who came to the legal profession after having worked for 20 years in the construction industry as a project manager and expert witness, joined our firm in 2017 and became a partner in late 2019.
He now heads our 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 highly regarded as a leading construction lawyer. He is sought out by clients because of his dual qualifications and experience in both law and construction and hie ability to talk the talk of the industry. He is particularly adept at dealing with security of payment adjudications and claims involving defective works and delays.

Ned finished his career in construction in Sydney as a senior project manager for Bovis Lend Lease where he was responsible for project managing large projects including an infrastructure project with a value in excess of $200 million.

After leaving Lend Lease Ned started a building inspection company in Newcastle and completed a law degree while operating that business and appearing as an expert witness in home building disputes in NCAT [the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal] on several occasions.

When asked recently about his experiences with the firm and what the rebrand meant to him, Ned said “I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities that I have had with Roberts Legal. I was able to really accelerate my career with a focus on the construction industry and be involved in some interesting and complex building disputes.”

“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.”
Ned said “Having my name on the door feels extremely rewarding. I am thankful because it will help me to get my name out further and to attract and help more businesses in the construction industry, an industry that I am still very passionate about.”

Roberts Crosbie Mortensen Principals

Sam Roberts, Ned Mortensen and Amanda Crosbie.