“Jessica Rippon and the team at Construction Legal, have been a valuable partner to our organization for several years now. As a leading provider of support for strata owners' corporations, we have had the pleasure of working with Jessica on a number of building defect litigation, DBP Act advice, and building reform cases. Throughout our collaboration, she has consistently demonstrated her deep knowledge of the construction industry and her exceptional legal expertise.
The team has provided invaluable support to our organisation, always going above and beyond to ensure that our clients are satisfied with the services we provide. The team’s attention to detail and dedication to finding the best possible outcome for our owners corporation have made Construction Legal an invaluable asset to our team. We have received numerous compliments about the high-quality service they have received from Jessica and her team, and we are proud to have her as a member of our network of experts."
LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Experts in advising Owners Corporations and Strata companies on property maintenance and defect disputes
Construction Legal has been supporting Owners Corporations and Strata companies for a decade in all areas including enforcement of statutory warranties for common property defects, negotiating remedial building contracts, advising on cladding obligations, fire safety obligations and general maintenance.
We provide practical and commercial advice that aims to resolve issues quickly without the need for drawn out legal disputes. In circumstances where disputes are required to progress though the NCAT or Court system, our record speaks for itself in obtaining favourable outcomes for our clients. We work closely with reputable building experts and quantity surveyors to ensure that common property defects are properly documented for the rectification process.
Our principal solicitor, Jessica Rippon, has also been a strong advocate for change in building laws to provide increased protection against substandard building work for consumers living in multi-storey developments. Most recently, Jessica was appointed as the voice of the Owners Corporation Network on the Ministerial Panel for building reform which resulted in the introduction of Decennial Liability Insurance in NSW.
Scope of Services
- Advising on all aspects of the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW)
- Advising on all aspects of home warranty insurance and decennial liability insurance
- Major and minor building defects litigation
- Initiating or defending claims in NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)
- Design Building Practitioners Act ad
- Common Property Defect Disputes
- Contractor and Developer Disputes
- Council Order Disputes
- Cladding Disputes
Our principal, Jessica Rippon has built a strong reputation in residential building law and has a keen interest in how the current regulatory landscape affects owners corporations. Some of our most recent work and news articles can be found below.