The home of flexible legal work
Let the UK’s largest quality freelance legal team deliver the work you need, when you need it.
Obelisk Support has been delivering flexible legal support since 2010.
We were founded on and continue to honour the principle of #HumanFirst. We set ourselves apart through our commitment to putting people first and focusing on what our clients and consultants really need to succeed – which is why 90% of our clients come back to us again and again.
We are passionate about driving positive change in the legal industry and making legal work more inclusive. Working with us helps you deliver strategic impact, remain proactive and manage your costs, whether you’re in a business or a law firm. Plus, you’re championing flexible working, helping us keep great talent in the industry and developing your supplier diversity.
Clients are partners. Consultants are colleagues. Colleagues are family.
Legal support since 2010
Obelisk Flexible Legal Services
Interim legal team
A flexible pool of experts as an extension to your team, tailored with the legal skills you need, for a fixed price per month
Lawyer on demand
Trust our pool of pre-vetted, City-trained lawyers with in-house experience – for secondment cover to transactions support
Flexible legal support
Boost your core legal team to meet project goals or get help with ad hoc legal support for your organisation
Extra support to boost your productivity – our best-in-class paralegals can help from triaging workflow to compliance tasks
How it works. As simple as 1,2,3
Hours, days, or months of support – whatever you need
We match you with your legal professional – quickly & effortlessly
We manage onboarding and related admin tasks
Scale on demand
We’ll oversee service delivery and project management
We create positive impact in the legal profession
Obelisk Support has been pioneering flexible and remote working arrangements since 2010 – long before they were mainstream.
Founded to retain highly-skilled talent in the profession and support talented women lawyers who were finding it difficult to continue to work alongside their family responsibilities – today we deliver flexible legal services powered by a diverse community of all legal professionals who want to work differently.
We continue to champion new ways of work that open opportunities more fairly for everyone in the law. Through programmes like our Legal Returners’ Springboard and Women Who Will initiative, we drive positive action – helping keep exceptional talent in the industry, our clients deliver better outcomes and the legal sector better reflect the diverse community it serves.
Join in our mission to make the world of legal work more inclusive – one lawyer at a time.
Working with Obelisk
Part-time legal work
Work that fits around your lifestyle and personal commitments
Full- or part-time work for a set period so you can choose when you work
Ad hoc support
Flexible hours on specific projects for one-off and ongoing roles
Flexible roles for career paralegals and aspiring solicitors
We are #HumanFirst – putting people at the heart of legal services
A large pool of pre-vetted, highly skilled lawyers and paralegals
We match great businesses with the right expert legal support
We are committed to creating a more inclusive legal profession
What our clients say
“I have found Obelisk to be pragmatic, progressive and trusted partners to work with, who provide innovative and genuinely appreciated support to their clients”
Kenny Robertson, Head of Outsourcing, Technology and IP, Natwest
We do things differently
Championing making legal work more inclusive since 2010
Unlocking Your Legal Career: Insights and Strategies from the Legal Returners’ Springboard
Here at Obelisk Support we’ve been working with returners to help them re-start their legal careers since 2010. To help even more people get back to the work they love, this month saw us launch the Legal Returners’ Springboard, an online learning experience and...
Report – Liberalisation: Reflections on the future of legal service delivery
15 years on from the passing of the Legal Services Act, has the legal industry successfully advocated for, and taken advantage of, the mood change, and the opportunities presented opening up the legal market?
In this report, we resurface the leading voices that called for change and pioneered the way; explore the impact on legal teams and cast an eye to what the future may hold. (published November 2022)
2to3days: The First 100 Days Project
Dana Denis-Smith gave details of The First 100 Days Project, which creates a library of stories through role models for the current legal generation, informing and educating them on the role of women. It encourages women to talk about their life and work experiences....
Your First 100 Days in a New Role: Tips for General Counsels
Guest post by Niamh O’Keeffe, Leadership advisor & author of ‘Your First 100 Days: how to make maximum impact in your new role’, second edition published by FT Pearson 2019, addressing how general counsels can thrive in their first 100 days. Niamh advises...