Top tier legal advice from a team that understands construction projects

Top tier legal advice from a team that understands construction projects

Top tier legal advice from a team that understands construction projects

Top tier legal advice from a team that understands construction projects

Top tier legal advice from a team that understands construction projects

Decades of tier 1 law firm expertise

Proudly boutique and customer centric

Actual project delivery experience

Complex project negotiation

Extensive litigation practice

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We have decades of combined experience across construction law; encompassing major projects, transport, infrastructure and building and property law.

Construction Legal’s founding directors have created an innovative model that combines tier 1 legal advice with actual large project management and commercial experience.

Jessica Rippon is a lawyer with over 20 years of experience in construction law, including a decade at Corrs Chambers Westgarth working on some of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects.

Shawn Rippon is a civil engineer by training who, over 30 years, has worked in various project and commercial management roles across some of Australia’s iconic projects for a number of large infrastructure and building contractors.

Together they have built a law firm that provides tier one quality legal advice with embedded knowledge of how projects are tendered, managed and delivered.

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Owners Corporation and Strata Litigation



Building Defects


Contract Drafting and Negotiation


Mediation Adjudication & Expert Determination


Construction Related Legislation Advice

Security of Payment


Property Law

Major Infrastructure Project Work

Compulsory Land Acquisition

Construction Disputes

Work Health and Safety

Our Firm

We are an Australian law firm with our head office in Sydney. We offer a combined 65 years of industry experience in all building and construction disciplines.

Our Team

Working with you to create better outcomes in building and construction

Our Aim

To build long term relationships with our clients by delivering unrivalled results with fearless service.

Jessica is well experienced professional, thoroughly into details with options and explained to me. The home building contract itself a win-win between me and builder, so minimise conflict. It is very risky to deal with builder without a well done contract organised by an experienced legal person!!! 👍 Highly recommended Jessica, also value for money and explained on how to have cost effective contract to achieve best outcomes! Thank you Jessica, you have made me and family slept better during construction.
Franz Tanusasmita
Franz Tanusasmita
21:43 16 Dec 21
Partnering with the right legal team has always been a recipe for success for us MSPs. The CL team has been a strategically perfect partner for us at ITFR ( with our main vertical being the construction industry) and feel like a seamless extension of our executive team!
Dan Boufarhat
Dan Boufarhat
02:36 04 Dec 21
Good one
Abbas Saeed
Abbas Saeed
16:53 18 Nov 21
“Construction Legal is our go-to firm for all things construction. Jessica has an amazing grasp of commerciality within the construction industry, and the team’s dedication, knowledge and competence definitely provided us with excellent outcomes for our projects.”
Gzim Zeneli
Gzim Zeneli
05:14 02 Jun 20
Chairman Strata Committee SP 93810John MatthewsAs Principal Solicitor for Construction Legal, Jessica Rippon has been advising and acting on behalf of our Owners Corporation for the past two years on litigation that has progressed to the NSW Supreme Court. From day one, Jessica has applied her technical expertise and experience in a consultative and forthright manner. She responds constructively to questions and concerns, is proactive, and is always focused on the best interests of us, her client, including with respect to risks and costs. Jessica and her associates have been great to work with and I would be happy to recommend Construction Legal to others.
Strata Committee
Strata Committee
06:33 06 Mar 20
In Vogue Kitchens & Joinery has and will continue to use Jessica and her team whenever there are any contract or payment related issues. The team are experts in home building and construction law and deliver results each and every time. I cant commend them enough.
Robert Murdocca
Robert Murdocca
01:03 06 Mar 20
Jessica is incomparable in her work. Very professional and her delivery on service and work is second to none. Highly recommend her to anyone who expects a high level of knowledge and wanting results!
John Soliman
John Soliman
21:57 05 Mar 20
Jessica went above and beyond what we expected in terms of providing advice and suggestions to deal with our problems and was available day and night to assist us. She was very proactive in following up on progress and regularly phoned to give feedback on where we were with our issues
Dan O'Dea
Dan O'Dea
08:10 05 Mar 20
“If your home is under threat from developments or proposed developments, you need Jessica and her team on your side. They take away the stress with their common sense advice and strategy. They have been a godsend for us and our strata.”
Lj Loch
Lj Loch
05:54 05 Mar 20
Jessica Rippon has dealt with a variety of legal matters on our behalf in a dedicated, cost effective and timely manner and we cannot recommend her highly enough.The management team has engaged Construction Legal to prepare lease documentation for many different types of commercial properties with a range of specific requirements each lease has been expertly tailored to the needs of our Landlords. Ms Rippon is an impressive negotiator who crafts commercially viable solutions to difficult disputes often resulting in favourable outcomes for our owners.Ms Rippon has also represented some of our clients in the Supreme Court, including for matters such as Possession Orders and Writs for Possession where she consistently receives successful results. Her understanding of property law and experience in retail tenancy has proven to be valuable for the range of legal issues we deal with.Burgess Rawson couldn’t recommend her highly enough; specifically her ability to understand complex legal issues and have them resolved in commercial concise time frames.
Georgina Emanuel
Georgina Emanuel
05:07 05 Mar 20

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Our Clients’ Success is Our Success

Fouad Deiri, Managing Director

“I continue to place my trust in Jessica because she is a strategic thinker. She has an excellent understanding of my company and foresees risks before anyone else. I feel that I can talk to Jessica honestly and frankly about legal issues as and when they arise and always feel supported by her advice.

Jessica and the team at Construction Legal cannot be recommended enough.”

Sally Stokes, General Manager

“With each subcontract negotiation, Construction Legal manage our risk profile and are thorough in investigating and raising potential issues for our project team to be aware of and manage in their contract implementation.

Jessica and the team at Construction Legal are a valuable part of our business and their dedication and reliability should be applauded.”

Kobi Sivanesan, Head of Contracts

“The Construction Legal team provides us with practical and succinct legal advice relating to complex property disputes. The point of difference with Construction Legal is that not only do they provide strong and reliable legal advice, it is supported by strategic outcomes informed by a deep understanding of how our business works.

As we continue our journey to build our Australian footprint, we look forward to working further with Construction Legal.”

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