In-house legal teams from MCKOY LAW, Attorneys-at-Law, provide a new and unique resourcing option for in-house legal teams in our practice areas. It comprises a flexible pool of high-quality freelance lawyers who are trained, vetted and supported by MCKOY LAW and who work directly with our clients. It provides a new path for lawyers looking for an alternative way of working to suit their lifestyle. This service has received excellent feedback from clients and lawyers alike. On this site, you will find information for our clients, potential clients and for lawyers interested in joining our talent pool.
Organisations requiring in-house legal services are coming under increasing cost and resourcing pressures, whether resulting from maternity leave, staff departure, special projects or the cyclical nature of day-to-day legal work. Lawyers on Demand can avoid these pressures for both blue-chip organisations as well as smaller companies. Companies that could benefit from the in-house legal services include telecoms network operators, publishers, logistics companies, commercial banks and software business.
We offer pre-vetted, high quality, freelance lawyers available to work on a flexible basis, supported throughout by MCKOY LAW knowledge management, technology and training. On some occasions, MCKOY LAW can provide this resource through traditional secondment. At other times, this may not be possible. However, the experience of our freelance lawyers means that their speed and effectiveness of integration with your organisation can often be superior to a traditional secondment.
In-house legal services allow the lawyers to work flexibly (whether part or full-time, limited hours or limited times of the year) on a project-by-project basis. The lawyers trade the certainty and rigidity of employee status for a flexible way of working which matches their requirements. It appeals particularly to high quality qualified lawyers who wish to have more control over their lifestyle.
Our lawyers are well-equipped to provide a high-quality client service. There is a careful interview procedure including technical tests, to ensure that all lawyers made available through the Lawyers are of a suitable quality standard. The lawyers will also have spent a number of weeks with MCKOY LAW undergoing a bespoke training and induction programme and working with us on client matters prior to their first assignment. Once on any assignment, they continue to be supported by the firm’s training, professional support and knowledge management services.
Each of the lawyer and the client contracts with MCKOY LAW at the beginning of each assignment. This direct relationship will allow us to best manage payment and liability issues.
Each assignment is at a fixed cost, calculated using a daily rate and agreed up-front with you.
The quality of service to clients is paramount to us. During each assignment, we have regular dialogue with you and a more formal regular feedback session. Of course, we are always available should you need to discuss an issue urgently.
To enable us to support and monitor the service effectively, each lawyer usually spends a small amount of their time during an assignment working out of our New Kingston office. For the remainder of the assignment, the lawyer will be located at your offices (or, if appropriate and required, remotely from home).
Contact us to learn more
19 Holborn Road
New Kingston, Kingston 10, Jamaica
Telephone (876) 926-4319, (876) 926-4319
Fax (876) 960-1571