Knight Staff

Robert Kalde


(02) 8226 5522

Robert Kalde is the Principal at Knight Lawyers. He has over 15 years experience in Building & Construction Law and is an Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation.

Rob understands the complex nature of litigation and construction processes and his wealth of experience in handling a broad range of disputes within the industry enable him to achieve optimal results and to deliver solution-focused and efficient advice to his clients.

At Knight Lawyers, Rob encourages an approach of breaking down complex concepts into simple, digestible advice to clients to address the bottom line issues.

Rob has successfully advised and conducted litigated matters in Sydney, Queensland, ACT and other States, covering a range of areas including but not limited to:

Litigation (including multi-party liability litigation)
Arbitration and Expert Determination
Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Contract Drafting
Recovery of payments due or damages under Contract
All aspects of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (NSW) 1999 for both Claimants and Respondents
OH&S issues including fatalities onsite and major incidents

An effective advocate in mediation and arbitration, as well as litigation, Rob has successfully tried cases involving millions of dollars for construction defects, delay damages, breach of warranty, trade practices and a host of other construction and contract-related disputes.

Alison Shaw

Practice Manager

(02) 8226 5577

Alison is the Practice Manager of Knight Lawyers and has over 12 years experience in the Legal Services Industry.

Alison has a calm manner, excellent communication skills and the ability to prioritise tasks with a pro-active approach. Her background, knowledge and experience all combine to make her proficient in the management of preparation of legal and Court processes, including managing discovery issues, brief preparation and registry filing. Alison has a good working knowledge of all matters handled by Knight Lawyers and is an excellent first point of contact for clients seeking up-to-the-minute progress reports on their matters.

Alison is also the client liaison officer for the firm's Accounts Department, and she should be contacted should you have any queries or questions regarding invoicing and expenses.