For Clients

JacMac+ is part of Jackson McDonald, so contracts are entered into with the parent firm – Jackson McDonald.

There is no direct contractual relationship between you and the consultant. Jackson McDonald will enter into an agreement with you to provide the resources you need. At the same time as entering into an agreement with you, Jackson McDonald will agree a separate contract with the consultant’s ILP for the provision of the required resource.

Your contractual relationship will be with Jackson McDonald only.

The consultant will be a self-employed lawyer who offers their services through an ILP. Their ILP will be responsible for all taxes, reporting and regulatory requirements. There is no employment relationship between the consultants and Jackson McDonald. The consultant is paid by Jackson McDonald.

You will pay Jackson McDonald for the services we provide to you via a monthly invoice.

We do not have a rate card because we treat every assignment, client and consultant on their own merits. We usually charge a daily rate, although other arrangements (e.g. hourly rates for very short assignments) are possible.

Absolutely, you can. In fact, we expect you to do this, even if only for a quick half an hour coffee, to ensure you’re happy with the fit.

Our selection process is unashamedly rigorous because the consultants that work with us are representing our brand. We vet applicants carefully for technical expertise, service orientation and aptitude for working as a freelancer. We also undertake the regulatory checks that you would expect, such as right to work in Australia and holding a current, unrestricted practising certificate.

This means that, by the time we suggest a consultant to you, we are confident of their quality, skills and personal behaviours. All that remains for you to do is to ensure a fit with the work they will need to do and the culture of your team and organisation.

The JacMac+ team keeps in touch with consultants and clients regularly during an assignment. Once things have settled down, usually a month-in, we agree a schedule of contact that suits the client but make it clear that we are available at any time in the intervening period should the consultant or client need us.

Where JacMac+ clients are also clients of Jackson McDonald, the partner in charge of the overall relationship ensures that they are plugged-in to the assignment and maintains close contact with the consultant as part of their overall relationship management.

For Consultants

JacMac+ is part of Jackson McDonald, so contracts are entered into with the parent firm – Jackson McDonald.

There is no direct contractual relationship between you and the client. Jackson McDonald will enter into an agreement with your ILP to provide the required resources. At the same time as entering into an agreement with you, Jackson McDonald will agree a separate contract with the client for receipt of the required resource.

Your contractual relationship will be with Jackson McDonald only.

You can engage with us on a short-term contract basis, as a sole trader or via your own ILP.

We don’t have a standard rate card but, instead, agree a range of rates with each consultant within which they will consider assignments. This allows us to flex our approach according to the context of each assignment.

We set rates in discussion with you and the client and take a collaborative approach to agreeing the details.

Overall, our consultants find that the rates they achieve are broadly comparable to the equivalent amount paid to an in-house or private practice lawyer.

You will submit timesheets signed by the client on weekly basis. Every month, you will invoice Jackson McDonald for your services as detailed in the timesheets.

Our assignments are as varied as the types of work we do and our client base; in short, very varied! You could work for an oil & gas company for 6 months full-time and then for a government agency for 12 months on a part-time basis. Many of our assignments are on-site; some can be done remotely. Some assignments are full-time; others are part-time. Some are short-sharp injections of skills; others last for many months.

You will need a bank account into which we will pay your invoices and it will be your responsibility to keep your practising certificate up to date. If operating as a sole trader or via an ILP, you will also need your own Professional Indemnity cover and Public Liability Cover.

No. Since this is not an employed relationship, we are under no obligation to provide you with work and you are under no obligation to take assignments we offer you. You may undertake work through other routes as long as it does not conflict with your professional obligations around confidentiality or conflicts with any obligations to us as set out in the framework agreement.

About Us

We are a hub of self-employed lawyers providing WA organisations with a new way to manage their legal risk.

We fulfil temporary assignments within our clients’ businesses and offer high quality legal resource when it is needed it with no overheads when it’s not. By combining the best of new approaches with the benefits of an established, high quality law firm, we offer the best of both worlds.

As our name suggests, we add extra, we provide more.

Contact Info

(+61) 8 6323 6988


 

Level 17, 225 St Georges Terrace
Perth, Western Australia, 6000