Roxanne Burd

ADMITTED  2011    BAR  2017

PHONE  9225 7999
MOBILE  0408 444 777

Roxanne Burd, BA, LLB (Hons) (Melb)


  • Administrative Law
  • Banking and Finance
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Law
  • Common Law
  • Competition Law
  • Contract
  • Corporations
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Equity / Equitable Relief / Trusts
  • Land Valuation
  • Property Law
  • Public Law
  • Regulatory Tribunals

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Roxanne is a commercial barrister with over nine years of litigation experience. Her broad practice extends across commercial and public law, and she has represented clients before courts, tribunals, royal commissions, and in mediation. Roxanne joined the Bar in October 2017, reading with Robert Craig QC.

Roxanne’s commercial practice incorporates all areas of commercial litigation, including corporate and consumer law, class actions, banking and finance, and equity and trusts. She also has royal commission experience as both junior counsel (Banking Royal Commission) and as a solicitor (Trade Union and Home Insulation Scheme Royal Commissions).

As part of her public law practice, Roxanne has particular expertise in compulsory acquisition law and has acted for the Department of Transport in compensation claims for both land acquisition and loss on sale.

Roxanne previously worked as a Senior Associate at Holding Redlich where she commenced her career in 2011. With the benefit of her experience in private practice and at the Bar, Roxanne focuses on developing a thorough understanding of her client’s commercial objectives while also appreciating the practicalities of litigation. Roxanne adopts a clear, objective and pragmatic approach to practice, and is committed to partnering with clients and the legal team to achieve best outcomes.

I have worked with Roxanne as both a solicitor and also retained her as counsel. As a junior barrister my experience is that she is always well prepared for her matters, communicates closely with her instructors, and most importantly gains the confidence of the client. I have found Roxanne to work well alone but also with senior counsel as she readily takes on considerable responsibility. Her oral and written work is of a high standard. She is reliable and accessible to her instructors. I would happily retain her in commercial and regulatory matters for my clients.

Howard Rapke, Melbourne Managing Partner Holding Redlich

Roxanne is a member of the Commercial Bar Association, participated in the Corporate Counsel Pilot Program, and has served on the Bar’s Health and Wellbeing Committee.

Matters include:

  • Bolitho v Banksia Securities Ltd: acting in a contested class action settlement approval proceeding (led by Robert Craig QC)
  • Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry: acting for the National Australia Bank (led by Wendy Harris QC)
  • acting for landowners within a commercial and residential development in a longstanding multi-party dispute (led by John Karkar QC, with Emma Peppler)
  • acting for the plaintiffs in a civil claim against a former employee and a bank concerning allegations of forgery, the misappropriation of funds and breach of mandate (led by Robert Craig QC)
  • acting for a trustee in a claim against an accountant for misleading conduct and breach of contract (led by Jonathon Moore QC)
  • acting in a matter under the Proceeds of Crime Act (led by Robert Craig QC)
  • acting for the Victorian Electoral Commission in proceedings arising from allegations of fraud in a local government election (led by Peter Gray QC)
  • acting for the Victorian Electoral Commission in challenges to: a State election (led by Simona Gory); and a local government election (led by Liam Brown, Crown Counsel)
  • regularly acting for the Department of Transport in compensation claims under the Land Acquisition and Compensation Act and the Planning and Environment Act (led by Sandro Goubran QC)
  • advice regarding privilege claims, including in the royal commission context and under the Major Crime (Investigative Powers) Act
  • Practice and procedure: appearing led and unled in interlocutory applications including: obtaining a freezing order; subpoena objections; preliminary discovery; pleading amendments; and costs

From 27 October 2017, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.