About Us

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.

Meet the Team who takes pride in taking the time to know your business and become part of your team so that we can deliver commercial advice and solutions that add real value to your project.

Meet our Team


The team at Construction Legal have worked on some of Australia’s most iconic infrastructure projects.
Some of the projects our team have worked on over the past 30 years are:

Lane Cove Tunnel, NSW; Cross City Tunnel, NSW; Westgate Tunnel, VIC; East – West Link, VIC; Sydney Olympics,NSW; Brisconnections, QLD; National Broadband Network, AUS; Sydney Light Rail, NSW; Canberra Light Rail, ACT; Level Crossing Removal Alliance, VIC; Sydney Metro, NSW; Melbourne Metro, VIC; Epping to ChatswoodRail Link, NSW; Waratah Train Project, NSW; Sydney Growth Trains, NSW.