Our Partners
BRUCE ROBERTSON

Bruce Robertson is a founding partner of the current firm of Robertson Saxton Primrose Dunn. With over 33 years of legal practice, Bruce has built a strong property and family law client base. In 1983 he was appointed to the GIO motor vehicle litigation panel, and to this day the firm continues to be involved in such work. Bruce’s many clients include well known national enterprises, smaller locally based businesses, and a vast number of individuals from a broad range of backgrounds. His practice increasingly focuses on the areas of family law, property law and probate/wills.

Bruce enjoys his legal responsibilities but shares them with a vigorous running, swimming & cycling schedule. He has competed in over 35 marathons (with a PB of 2h 35m 10s but won’t say how long ago) and has represented Australia in his age group in the World Triathlon Championships in Beijing in 2011. There is little that can discourage Bruce from cycling to and from work, so expect to see his Colnago propped against his desk when you come to see him.

JEREMY SAXTON

Jeremy Saxton was admitted to practice in 1982 and began his legal career with Clayton Utz. In 1985 he left to establish his own practice in North Sydney. The strength of his dream to act for artists, musicians, writers and film makers was only matched by their lack of financial means. So with an eye to commercial reality, he became an insurance lawyer when he was appointed to the GIO motor vehicle panel in 1986. Jeremy has acted in insurance matters ever since.

Over the years, his areas of practice have expanded with his client base, and now cover a wide cross section of the law including litigation, property law, wills, commercial advice and small business advice. Jeremy’s enjoyment of law has increased over time as the spread of his client base has broadened. His clients now range from some of Australia’s wealthiest individuals to some of the least financially capable. He acts for mums and dads and small business owners as well as enterprises with multi-million dollar turnover.

Jeremy has a wide range of interests outside his legal practice and leads an active outdoor life. Like Bruce he is a keen runner (not uncommonly running 21 kms home at day’s end) but his passions are bushwalking, rock climbing and all things French. Jeremy is also actively involved in his local church.

JONATHON DAVIS

Jonathon (“Jono”) Davis was admitted to practice in 1999 after 2 years of articles. He worked initially at McLaughlin’s solicitors, one of the Gold Coast’s largest law firms, before moving to specialist criminal lawyers Ryan and Bosscher. After developing a highly successful practice, he was handpicked by that firm to be part of their push into the Sydney market. After losing their key court advocate and litigation specialist, Robertson Saxton Primrose Dunn obtained Jono’s services to head up their criminal and litigation practice. Since then Jonathon has established a successful high level practice specializing in dispute resolution and advocacy services. A snapshot of his work over recent years is testimony to the breadth of his legal practice:

  • Long term provider of legal services to NSW Government’s self insurance property division;
  • Defence of a public company board member against a shareholder representative action;
  • Acting for the CEO of a large international health services entity in a contentious employment dispute;
  • Acting in Supreme Court multinational dispute with over 80 parties;
  • Defending a party in interstate Federal Court proceedings involving the Miss Universe Australia competition;
  • Other litigation against well-known public companies.
  • Acting for defendants in numerous murder and serious assault charges;
  • Appearing in a wide variety of tribunals such as AAT, ADT, GREAT, Racing Appeals Panel and Racing Appeals Tribunal.

Although Jonathon has significant experience in matters involving “the big end of town”, nothing gives him more satisfaction than acting for the little guy.

KATE RISKALLA

Kate Riskalla graduated from Sydney University in 2002 with Honours Degrees in both Arts (French Major) and Law. She was admitted to practice in 2003. Kate brings to our firm and her clients many years experience, primarily in the areas of family law and civil litigation. She is an accomplished advocate and strategist, and is both approachable and a great listener. For Kate, her client's peace of mind is a priority. As an accredited Family Law Specialist, Kate brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her practice as a Family Lawyer. Away from work, Kate has 2 young children that keep her on her toes. When she is not running around after the family, Kate likes to run fun runs when she can. Kate also loves travel and languages and is fluent in Portuguese and French.

Our Lawyers
JOHN BINGHAM

John Bingham was admitted to legal practice in 1987 after initially building a career in accounting and marketing. With this background, he has concentrated on the areas of commercial law, property law, commercial litigation & industrial/employment law throughout his legal career. After working in a number of firms, John ran his own legal practice for just over 7 years. He joined Robertson Saxton Primrose Dunn in 2010 and has continued to serve all his clients with dedication. He strives for prompt delivery of advice, focused on clients’ needs, in a clear and understandable way. John has a particular interest in maritime areas, stemming from his life-long love of the water and boating. As time and weather permit, he likes to enjoy water sports including swimming and sailing.

SUSAN HUYNH

Susan Huynh graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2007 and was admitted as a solicitor of the NSW Supreme Court in the same year. She commenced her work experience as a clerk at Robertson Saxton Primrose Dunn in 2001 and returned in 2011 as an experienced property lawyer, having been mentored and trained in contract law by an ex-Freehills partner. Susan’s practice focuses on residential property transactions but also includes debt recovery, civil court claims, family law actions and proceedings in the Supreme and Federal court. Susan's clients commend her for her efficiency, attention to detail and the high calibre of her service. In her leisure time Susan has a great passion for food, art and music, power yoga and exploring foreign cultures.

ANNEMAREE BAIRD

Annemaree joined the firm in June 2006 and has been admitted as a solicitor since March 2008. Annemaree has broad experience across the areas of wills, probate and conveyancing and now works primarily in District and Supreme Court civil litigation. She has a particular focus on property related litigation and litigation involving Retirement Villages legislation. As a mother of two, Annemaree works part time, often from home and enjoys the juggle of combining work and motherhood. Outside of work and family, Annemaree loves to travel with her boys and husband Steve, and (as if the demands of work were not enough) to stay abreast of public international law relating to the right to religious freedom.

MATTHEW TWYFORD

Matthew Twyford graduated with Arts and Law from the University of Wollongong in 2009. After a 2 year break working in the timber/building industry and on his family’s rural farming properties he commenced his legal career with Rankin Nathan Lawyers in January 2011. His work as a law clerk focused mainly on commercial insurance matters and on motor vehicle property claims. With these strong litigation foundations, Matt joined Robertson Saxton Primrose Dunn in March 2012 and was admitted as a solicitor later that same year. Matthew loves litigation and practices principally in the Local Court. The bulk of his work currently involves negligence claims (often for or against insurers) and contractual disputes of all sorts. Matt is a Brisbane Broncos fan (we try not to hold it against him), a keen fisherman, and he loves to get off road on the weekends.

Our Conveyancer
VICKY HERBERT

Vicky Herbert began working with Robertson Saxton Primrose Dunn as a receptionist in January 2007. She came armed with a BA (Early Childhood Teaching) and plenty of good sense. As her aptitude and interest in property law and conveyancing developed, she undertook a 2 year Conveyancing Law & Practice course through Macquarie University. In 2011 she received her formal qualification of Licensed Conveyancer. Anyone who has dealt with Vicky will have experienced first hand the care and dedication she extends to all her clients.

 


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