Areas of Expertise

Construction & Infrastructure, Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Persa is a Partner in our Melbourne Construction and Infrastructure Team, and has over 15 years' experience practising in the area of construction and infrastructure.

She has expertise in all aspects of construction and infrastructure projects including acting on behalf of parties in dispute, adjudications under Security of Payment Legislation, front end drafting and negotiation of construction procurement documents and building contracts and assisting parties with the administration of construction contracts.

Persa regularly acts for principals, contractors, subcontractors and project managers and therefore has expertise on all sides of construction transactions. Her litigation and dispute resolution experience includes appearing in matters before VCAT, the County Court, the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Court of Appeal and the High Court.

Persa works in partnership with many blue chip clients, and is committed to delivering pragmatic advice and real and commercial value in this highly complex and competitive sector.

What others say

"Recommended Lawyer – Victoria, Construction & Infrastructure Litigation"
Doyle's Guide 2022
"I think I can safely speak for us at Gamuda Land that it was a pleasure to have you on the team. Your ability to understand our requirements and concerns, the legal clarity given to us, and your resilience during the negotiation played a significant part in closing this contract."
Randall Tong - Development Manager| Gamuda (Australia) Pty Ltd
"Having engaged Persa across a number of front end matters as well as disputes, I have full confidence in Persa’s abilities. In addition to being a skilled legal mind, Persa is quickly able to understand the commercial issues faced and provide practical advice to ensure the best possible outcome is achieved. Persa is personable, a great communicator and all round a pleasure to work with."
Eamon McErvale - Senior Project Manager| PDS Group


Grocon (Scotts Church) Pty Ltd

Advising Grocon (Scotts Church) Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of the Grocon Group, in relation to litigation arising out of the design and construction of a premier office building at 150 Collins Street Melbourne. This dispute involved multiple adjudication applications as well as five proceedings in the Supreme Court of Victoria, an appeal to the Victorian Court of Appeal and an application for Special Leave to the High Court.

Poly Global

Representing Poly Global, a diversified property developer, in relation to a number of large residential development projects including drafting construction contracts, consultant agreements, deeds of novation and providing advice regarding contract administration.

Salvation Army

Acting on behalf of The Salvation Army to prepare a suite of construction contracts for the delivery of projects in Victoria, South Australia and Northern Territory, drafting and negotiating a contract for domestic violence accommodation in South Australia and providing advice in relation to consultant agreements for a number of projects.

Lucas Group

Advising The Lucas Group in relation to a suite of construction contracts for the fitout of several high profile Melbourne restaurants including Go Go Bar, Chin Chin and Hawker Hall.