Perri Burns

Special Counsel



Experienced across a range of transactional, advisory and contentious matters, Perri specialises in contract-based dispute resolution for private sector and government clients across a number of sectors and jurisdictions.

She has particular expertise in the construction and infrastructure industry, having worked on complex and high-profile projects and disputes. She provides strategic and commercial advice in litigation proceedings, arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution processes. Perri has also worked on secondment for the Department of Treasury and Finance, Victoria.

Perri was named a Construction Law Rising Star (Victoria) by Doyles Guide in 2022 and was awarded a Corrs Scholarship for Individual Excellence in 2019.  She is also a member of the National Association of Women in Construction and the Society of Construction Law Australia.

Key deals

Road and rail matters

Acting for a construction contractor in an international arbitration under the ICC Rules arising from design and engineering issues in respect of a major Australian road upgrade project.

Advising a design and construct joint venture in relation to major tunnelling infrastructure in Victoria.

Advising a major steel fabricator in respect of a bridge project in Western Australia.


Acting for a tier-one head contractor joint venture in relation to construction phase issues and related disputes on an Australian hospital upgrade project.

Orora Limited

Advising in relation to contract negotiation and drafting, administration and associated disputes in relation to a complex land remediation project.

Victorian Legal Services Board

Acting in relation to various court proceedings as well as advising on statutory and other obligations.