Richard Perrignon



t: 02 9237 0516


Richard Perrignon has practiced as a barrister since 1992, and was appointed a part-time judicial member of the New South Wales Administrative Tribunal in 2007.

Richard sat in the Administrative Tribunal’s Revenue and Equal Opportunity Divisions, and on its Appeal Panel, until 2014 when the panel was superseded by the Civil and Administrative Tribunal of NSW (NCAT). Mr Perrignon was appointed a Senior Member of NCAT from its inception on 1 January 2014, and hears its Revenue, Equal Opportunity and Privacy lists and on its Appeal Panel.

Richard was appointed a part-time member of the Workers Compensation Committee (WCC) in October 2010, and continues to conciliate and determine workers compensation disputes in Sydney and regional areas.

Richard is a nationally accredited mediator on the Supreme Court and District Court lists of mediators.

Richard has lectured in law at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney. He has taught as a pupil-master at the Bar and contributes to legal and other journals on a regular basis.

At the Bar, Richard appears for government, corporate and private clients in a wide range of civil and criminal litigation.

In civil litigation, he has appeared in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the NSW Court of Appeal, the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal, the High Court, the Federal Court of Australia, the Licensing Court, the Land and Environment Court, the District Court and Local Courts.

In criminal proceedings, he has appeared as defence counsel, and crown prosecutor for the Director of Public Prosecutions, State and Commonwealth.

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative law
  • Appellate advocacy
  • Commercial law
  • Criminal law
  • Deceased estates
  • Equal opportunity (anti-discrimination) law
  • Equity and trusts
  • Estate law including Wills and Probate
  • Government law
  • Intellectual property
  • Personal injury
  • Privacy and freedom of information
  • Revenue law
  • Taxation
  • Trade marks and copyright