NEWS

Lawyers Weekly – Firm Profile

Robert Ishak, one of the founding directors of Sydney and Melbourne-based law firm William Roberts Lawyers, describes his firm as being somewhat akin to a teenager.

This is not because it’s rebellious or socially awkward, but because it has grown at an astonishing rate since it first opened its doors on 1 July 2005.

A commercial litigation lawyer, Ishak founded the firm with his brother’s best mate and fellow University of Western Sydney (UWS) alumni Bill Petrovski. And, interestingly, the pair chose to use their first names instead of adopting the usual surname combination.

“At first it was going to be Robert Williams,” says Ishak, “but we thought it would be too close a nexus to Robbie Williams, the singer. And, well, William Roberts just sounded a whole lot better than Ishak Petrovski.”

Thus William Roberts was born, and the founders held the fort in their CBD-based office until Ishak’s apparent inability to fold letters correctly forced them to hire a receptionist. She arrived in September 2005, a graduate soon followed (who is now an associate with the firm), the firm now boasts more than 30 lawyers in two capital cities, and Ishak fully expects the growth to continue. Read more

Related News

Walton Construction Class Action – Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE 16 May 2024 Subcontractors Alliance confirms that Williams & Kersten Pty Ltd, the Lead Applicant in a Federal Court class action against National

Read More

The duty of utmost good faith

In life, they say that honesty is the best policy. But did you know that it is actually also one of the most important provisions in

Read More

Recoveries against third party insurers direct

Did you know? When an at-fault third party cannot be found or is dead, or a third party company is deregistered, a cause of action

Read More

Get in touch

Contact our team today

Stay informed

Keep up-to-date with our regular news and insights

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
William Roberts Lawyers

Sydney

Level 22
66 Goulburn Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000

Melbourne

Level 21
535 Bourke Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000

Brisbane

Level 8
300 Ann Street
BRISBANE QLD 4000

Singapore

Level 19
Singapore Land Tower
50 Raffles Place
SINGAPORE 048623