Lawyer Monthly - Legal Awards 2021

Robert Ishak William Roberts Lawyers Litigation Lawyer of the Year About Robert Ishak I am the co-founder and chairman of William Roberts Lawyers. I am a Notary Public, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of AmCham’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. I am a commercial adviser and litigator, and regularly act for and advise on: - Regulatory Matters - General Insurance With Expertise In The Law Of Fraud And Indemnity - Life Insurance - Class Actions - Trade Practices - Corporations Law - Contract Law - Cyber And Privacy Law. In 2003, I Was A Driving Force In The Profession By Introducing: Fixed fee event-based billing, giving clients cost certainty; and complete transparency by giving clients on-line access to their legal files. I was also the original author of the chapter Drafting Pleadings in The Practitioner’s Guide to Civil Litigation first edition and chapter editor in the second and third editions. I have also reviewed and edited Pro Bono Practices: A guide to the pro bono practices of NSW’s largest law firms published by New South Wales Young Lawyers and the National Pro Bono Resource Centre. Robert Ishak Principal BCom(Acc) LLM GAICD Notary Public Tel +61 2 9552 2111 Email: AUSTRALIA LAWYER MONTHLY LEGAL AWARDS 2021 114 William Roberts William Roberts is a dynamic and innovative law firm with a focus on dispute resolution, litigation, and personal, commercial and property transactions. The firm was started in Sydney on 1 July 2005, by Robert Ishak and Bill Petrovski. Since then, we have grown to a total of 55 employees, including 30 talented lawyers, across our Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Singapore offices. "Our clients have been at the core of our success" By maintaining a commitment to establishing and improving client relationships, we have been able to grow by expanding our involvement in what our clients do and attracting new clients who have observed our level of commitment. Every level of our firm is focused on nurturing and managing the client relationship. This includes a “top down” approach where our Principals play an integral part in the relationship – from working with clients on strategic issues to working directly on matters.

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