Construction Legal | Building & Construction Lawyers | Sydney
Simplifying complexity and reducing risk in the Australian building & construction industry since 2013


Our clients' success is our success

Getting to the heart of what matters for your project, your vision and your business

Our aim is to build long term relationships with our clients and deliver them value. Our clients’ success is our success.

At Construction Legal we pride ourselves 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.

Some of our clients


Deicorp - Property Developers

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.

- Fouad Deiri, Managing Director

North Cross Australia - builders

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.

– Norman Badaoui, Director

CF Group - geotechnical contractors

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.

– Sally Stokes, General Manager

EZY PROJEcts - builders

We engage Jessica and her team at Construction Legal for our contract and subcontract negotiations, security of payment issues and general construction related legal advice. The point of difference between Construction Legal and other legal firms is their commitment to ensuring that they 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 without the need to worry about the advice not being delivered on time.   With each contract negotiation, Construction Legal makes an effort to thoroughly investigate and qualify the issue raised with our project team so that the company’s interests and risk profile is properly documented in the contracts.  This means that I can concentrate on running other aspects of the business without the need to manage the legal process.   We are very happy with Construction Legal and will continue to use them on all our construction related issues.

Sean O Gormlaith, Director

Owners - Strata Plan No. 93810

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.

Dan O’Dea, Chairman

Burgess Rawson - commercial and real estate investors

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.

– Georgina Emanuel, Property Manager

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At Construction Legal we know that finding the right people to advise on your project is not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.