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DEICORP – PROPERTY DEVELOPERS
Fouad Deiri, Managing Director
Jessica has been retained as Deicorp’s construction law expert for over three years and she has been invaluable since then. As well as acting on several court and tribunal proceedings, Jessica provides me and my team at Deicorp with strategic and legal advice on a regular basis. 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.
CF GROUP – GEOTECHNICAL CONTRACTORS
Sally Stokes, General Manager
We regularly engage the team at Construction Legal for our subcontract negotiations, security of payment issues and general disputes advice. Jessica and the team are always accessible, whether by email, phone or face to face meeting. I can call Jessica at any time of the day to bounce ideas around over the phone or request urgent advice which is great for me juggling managing the business and being time poor.
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.
K&S CORPORATION LIMITED
Chris Bright, Company Secretary & General Counsel
We used Construction Law in a recent prosecution by Roads and Maritime Services NSW in relation to a breach of the National Heavy Vehicle Law. Jessica and her team were proactive, client focused, and easy to deal with and we achieved an excellent outcome in the prosecution. I would not hesitate to use Construction Law again if the need should arise.
OWNERS – STRATA PLAN NO. 93810
Dan O’Dea, Chairman
We are a relatively new Owners Corporation and we engaged Jessica to advise us our rights and legal situation in dealing with both the builder and developer, responsible for multiple major construction defects in our complex.
Jessica went way & above what we expected in terms of providing advice and suggestions to deal with our problems and was available day & night to assist us. She was very proactive in following up on progress and regularly phoned to get feedback on where we were with our issues.
With many solicitors, their advice centres on court action, whereas Jessica took a very strong line, but always left court action as a last resort.
We found her advice and support, excellent and would have no hesitation in recommending her and Construction Legal, to any business or individual in a similar situation as we were.
NORTH CROSS AUSTRALIA – BUILDERS
Norman Badaoui, Director
I found Jessica and her team were very responsive to our legal needs.
In construction things happen very quickly and escalate even faster; at times our activities call for a legal team that can act fast, be flexible, be sharp enough to keep up with the pace of things that change on a daily basis, but still be focused and mindful of the end result.
I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Jessica Rippon and Construction Legal.
BURGESS RAWSON – COMMERCIAL AND REAL ESTATE INVESTORS
Georgina Emanuel, Property Manager
The team at Burgess Rawson engages Construction Legal regularly.
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.
Jonathan Kuo, Managing Director
With each contract negotiation, Construction Legal makes an effort to thoroughly investigate and qualify the issue raised with our project team so that my company’s interests and risk profile is properly documented in contracts.
Chairman Strata Committee SP 93810
As 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 focussed 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.
DEICORP – PROPERTY DEVELOPERS
Jason Farrugia, Work, Health, Safety Manager
Thank you for turning around some incredibly stressful situations and your ongoing support that has helped us prevent others. Your competence, professionalism and knowledge make the Construction Legal team my go to for trusted advice when we need it. Your help with everything from compliance to defence has helped us face safety issues with confidence. Both the service and dedication from Construction Legal has been excellent – you guys work so hard to ensure the best possible result for your clients and it shows.
MRP GROUP NSW PTY LTD
Gzim Zeneli – Director
We are extremely pleased to have engaged Jessica and her team to assist and resolve our construction disputes.
The team at Construction Legal has assisted us in multiple successful adjudications under the security of payment legislation, assisted in preparing detailed payment claims and engaging in effective settlement negotiations to ensure prompt payment. We use Construction Legal for all our construction and contract needs because we know we will get prompt, strategic and legal solutions that are appropriate for our business.
Jessica has an impressive grasp of commercial pressure points within the construction industry, and always provides business solutions that add value to our projects. We could not recommend Construction Legal highly enough.