Jesicca Rajpal is a litigation and dispute resolution lawyer in the Johannesburg office. Focusing on construction law and commercial litigation, she has extensive experience with High Court litigation, arbitrations as well as construction-focused adjudications. Clients rely on Jesicca to resolve business disputes relating to contracts, corporate governance issues, breach of fiduciary duty, professional negligence and many other issues.
Jesicca has experience in dispute adjudication proceedings on bespoke contracts as well as on all the standard form contracts, including FIDIC (in particular the FIDIC yellow book), the JBCC and GCC. Much of her commercial litigation practice involves cross-border matters.
In addition to handling appeals in the Supreme Court of Appeal, Jesicca is skilled at dispute resolution procedures, and urgent applications. In preparation of all stages of High Court litigation, she expertly assists clients with drafting legal documents, and represents them with High Court proceedings.
Jesicca values building trust and partnering with clients, peers and colleagues. Clients rely on Jesicca for understanding their legal needs, working on complex litigious matters, while maintaining reliable turnaround times to meet clients’ needs, and offering a high-calibre of work which is shown by consistent and confident delivery in her legal work. Clients reach out to Jesicca directly for their important and complex matters to gain her guidance and insights. In her day-to-day practice she gives her full focus on important matters to ensure client excellence.
A team player when partnering with clients and her colleagues Jesicca commits time to upskilling juniors in the team, supporting senior team members as well as participating in training and firm activities.