Jessica Rippon

FOUNDING DIRECTOR AND PRINCIPAL SOLICITOR

Jessica is a senior practitioner with over 18 years’ experience in building and construction law.

Clients benefit from Jessica’s extensive experience in all areas of construction law including contract negotiation, contract administration, claims management and dispute resolution. Over the years, Jessica has acted for a broad range of clients across both the government and private sectors, including NBN Co, Leighton Contractors, Downer EDI, Roads and Maritime Services, Woolworths, Masters Home Improvement, NSW Department of Commerce, Westfield, Deicorp Construction, Norman Disney Young and CF Group.

Jessica’s non-contentious legal experience includes drafting, negotiating and advising on design and construction contracts for residential and commercial developments, major infrastructure works, rolling stock, tunnels and gas power stations. She also has extensive contract administration experience, assisting clients in the day-to-day administration of claims and notices on large PPP projects, drafting correspondence on payment, variations, delay and disruption issues and advising on security, insurance and liability matters. Jessica’s contentious legal work includes conducting litigation proceedings, expert determinations and mediations. Jessica also has the carriage of a number of successful applications and defences under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (1999).

Jessica is a strategic thinker and will always strive to develop solutions to legal problems that provide commercial value for her clients.

Memberships

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors –  NSW Law Society
  • Institute of Engineers
  • Society of Construction Law

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    Construction Legal Pty Ltd provides advice to clients in the building and construction industry in Australia.