Paralegals (Jamaica)

Work from Home, Full & Part-Time Available, Earn J$ 2,000,000

We are looking for experienced Jamaican Paralegals to work as Case Managers.   These jobs are all working-from-home positions.   Working under the direction of a UK-based lawyer, you’ll be responsible for all aspects of handling a case until it is settled.   This role includes:

  • Completing draft claim form (ET1) including pleadings;
  • Liaising with the Tribunal at all stages of the claim;
  • Handling queries from the Respondent and the Tribunal;
  • Completing the Schedule of Loss;
  • Compiling draft Witness Statements

It’s a role which will really allow you to work under your own initiative, with lots of client contact and a complete focus on case work rather than admin work.    At the same time, you’ll be fully supported by an experienced lawyer who will direct your work on each case, and give you advice and support when you need it.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Work From Home

You’ll work from home using software created specifically for iTribunal.   This software helps you manage cases, handles emails, manages your diary, sets reminders and contains boilerplate texts.    You can choose the number of new cases you handle each week – this in turn will determine how much you earn, and how many hours you need to work.   You will be making frequent contact with the Tribunal and with the Claimant – generally through emails but sometimes by phone.

Case Management

You will be handling all aspects of a UK Tribunal case, working under the supervision of a UK-based lawyer.   This includes compiling and filing the ET1 claim form, responding to Case Management Orders, compiling the draft Schedule of Loss and Witness Statements, and responding to queries from the Tribunal, the Claimant and the Respondent.   You must have a legal background, but we will provide full training on how to do each step of this work.

Case Management

You will be handling all aspects of a UK Tribunal case, working under the supervision of a UK-based lawyer.   This includes compiling and filing the ET1 claim form, responding to Case Management Orders, compiling the draft Schedule of Loss and Witness Statements, and responding to queries from the Tribunal, the Claimant and the Respondent.   You must have a legal background, but we will provide full training on how to do each step of this work.

Verified Cases

Before you are assigned a case, a dedicated New Cases team works on it.   They ensure that we have relevant documents, that the case has merit, and try to achieve an early settlement.   Our software also conducts an in-depth interview, seeking out facts relevant to the particular case.   So when you start you are presented with a case which has been verified, which has merit, and you’ll have a lot of the documents you need at your fingertips.

Part of a Winning Team

iTribunal only handles UK Employment Tribunal cases.   We have an impressive team of employment-law experts including Solicitors and Barristers with impressive track records of winning cases.   You’ll be given training and support to develop and for each case you will be working under the direction of an experienced UK-based Lawyer.

Part of a Winning Team

iTribunal only handles UK Employment Tribunal cases.   We have an impressive team of employment-law experts including Solicitors and Barristers with impressive track records of winning cases.   You’ll be given training and support to develop and for each case you will be working under the direction of an experienced UK-based Lawyer.

HOURS AND EARNINGS

You will agree with us a number of new cases that you want to take on per month.     On average, we estimate that a case will require 20 hours of work for you from start to settlement.   Some cases will settle very quickly so will need very little work.   Some will be complicated and run all the way to Tribunal.    The 20 hours per case is an average.     You can change the number of new cases per month you take on at any time, just by giving us one month’s notice.

 

The table below shows the number of hours per week you would need to work based on different new caseloads.   You can see that taking on 9 new cases per month would require you to work, on average, 45 hours per week.     Taking on 4 new cases per month – about 1 per week – would require 20 hours work per week.    You are free to choose how many cases you take on to fit in with your lifestyle, it’s completely flexible.

You can choose when you work – sometimes you’ll need to phone claimants or the Tribunal, so some work will be required in office hours, but in general you can undertake most of the work on days and at times that suit you.   So it’s perfect if you maybe have a baby or relative you have to care for, children at school, a part-time job somewhere else or just want to control when you work.

6 New Cases pcm

30 Hours p.w.
J$ 112,000/pcm
  • J$ 84,000 Upfront CM Fees pcm
  • J$ 28,000 in Settlement Bonuses pcm

Earn around J$ 168,000 per month (full-time)

The table shows your expected earnings levels based on the number of new cases you take on.   If you work full-time, 45 hours per week, your expected monthly earnings are J$ 168,000 or just over J$ 2,000,000 per year.   Your earnings are made up from two elements:

  • A Case Management Fee of J$ 14,000 for each case that you handle.   This is paid in two stages – J$ 7,000 when you first start working on the case, and a further J$ 7,000 after the Respondent ET3 is received (or when the case settles, whichever is soonest).   The payment of J$ 14,000 per case is guaranteed, so provided that you take on the case and do the work, you will receive the full J$ 14,000.
  • A Settlement Bonus of 5% of iTribunal’s net revenue when a case settles (our revenue, less case management fees).    The expected level of Settlement Bonus payable per month is shown in the table.

It’s important that you understand that when you first start with us, your earnings will be lower than the figures in the table.   This is because Case Management Fees are paid in two stages, and because very few cases will settle in your first month.    It’s also important to understand that your earnings will go up and down each month, unlike a normal salaried job.   However, over the course of a year, your expected earnings will average at the amounts shown in the table.

 

EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL REQUIREMENTS


Essential Qualifications & Experience:

  • Qualified Attorney OR
  • Qualified Barrister OR
  • At least three years’ experience in a law firm, with some involvement in managing cases and working with claimants.   Candidates who have only worked in a purely administrative capacity in a law firm will not be considered, it is essential that you have had an active involvement in cases.

Essential Factors

  • You must be the type of person who really can work on their own, who enjoys finding out answers to questions themselves, who can work without a lot of people-contact.
  • You must have somewhere at home that you can work quietly and undisturbed for a minimum 20 hours per week (you can choose when).    You will need to make phone calls to claimants, without barking dogs, farm animals or traffic noise in the background.
  • You must have a good computer and a fast broadband or fibre-optic internet connection.   Our system is entirely internet-based, so you need to be comfortable with working on computers online.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • We are very keen to hear from people who have experience in handling Labour cases;
  • We are keen to hear from people who have experience in working in the United Kingdom, ideally in a law firm;

 

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