Flexible Full-time Work

Legal support since 2010

High-quality assignments with dynamic legal teams

Today, flexible working has evolved. Flexible work means finding employment that suits your lifestyle and availability. To many of our consultants, this can mean working on projects for a fixed period, full-time or fixed hours – with a committed support team behind you.

Obelisk takes on the administration of finding a contract that offers what you’re looking for; an exciting new project, the chance to work with big-name firms or even a change of career. Once we understand what you’re looking for, our team will match you with an opportunity that maximises your skills and advances your career goals.

 

From secondment cover to major transactions support or boosting their team to help on special projects – our clients trust us to find skilled lawyers with the commercial savvy to deliver quality work at pace so they can focus on meeting strategic goals and delivering sharp, timely advice.

Whether you are looking to develop a portfolio career, balance personal and career ambitions or simply don’t want to be tied to set hours in one place – we offer outstanding access to interesting projects that make the most of your skills and experience.

Why Obelisk?

We match you to dynamic teams in leading organisations

We offer outstanding access to interesting projects that make the most of your skills and experience

We pioneer new ways of working to help our people succeed

We provide professional development support, helping you achieve your career goals

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How it works. As simple as 1,2,3

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Apply

We want to get to know you; tell us what you’re looking for.

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Onboard

After we do our checks, get to know how we work.

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Match

We identify the right opportunities for your skillset.

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Work

We handle the admin so you can focus on the work.

Case study: The British Business Bank

The British Business Bank is a business development bank dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses. At the start of the pandemic, the Bank was tasked by the Treasury to support businesses by rolling out new loan programmes as quickly and efficiently as possible. In need of extra resources, Obelisk provided a finance lawyer with lending experience to be an extra pair of hands at a time of national emergency.

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We do things differently

Championing making legal work more inclusive since 2010

Choose how you wish to work

A fixed-team placement

From weeks to months, be an extra team member

Ad hoc project support

Work when you’re needed on one or more projects

Be part of a pool

Be part of a virtual team providing regular or ad hoc support

What our consultants say

“I have a really varied workload, so I’m developing my skills, and at the same time I can flex my hours around my other commitments. It’s incredibly satisfying to work on projects that are so important to the client’s strategy.”

“Working through Obelisk has given me access to high-quality work while keeping the administrative side seamless and efficient.”

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Regina: Paralegal

Regina has been working with Obelisk Support as a paralegal, building her experience with an assignment in the corporate team at one of the UK’s largest consultancies.

Behram Nasir

Behram: Banking Lawyer

Behram is a senior banking and finance lawyer. He worked at Ashurst LLP in their leveraged finance and international loan markets group before joining CMS Cameron McKenna’s international finance department. He later joined Clifford Chance LLP in the litigations,...
Simon Frater

Simon: Corporate & Technology Lawyer

Simon is a City-trained in-house lawyer who has extensive experience in corporate and commercial matters across many sectors including technology led businesses in defence, telecoms and engineering. He has strong commercial and procurement contracts experience, in...
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Luscinia: Senior Commercial Lawyer

Luscinia is an experienced, senior commercial lawyer having held several General Counsel and Legal Director roles in leading organisations across the catering and hospitality, retail and manufacturing sectors.

Flexible Full-time Work FAQs

How can I start working as a freelance lawyer with Obelisk?

If you trained with a City law firm or similar, have experience of working in-house and are looking to work in commercial, corporate, construction, employment, banking/financial services/finance or IP/data privacy law, then we can help you get started – get in touch today.

Do full-time lawyers work remotely?

Working remotely as a lawyer is becoming increasingly popular. There are several reasons for this, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the increasing availability of technology that makes it possible for lawyers to work remotely. More clients and law firms recognise the benefits of lawyers that work remotely including cost savings on office space. Working remotely can also look different for different lawyers. Some of our legal consultants work entirely from home, while others work from a co-working space of their choice or another location outside of a traditional office. Some lawyers work full-time remotely, while others work part-time or on a project basis.

Do I need Professional Indemnity Insurance when in a full-time legal consultancy role?

As an Obelisk Support legal consultant you are self-employed and work with us on a freelance basis. If you do not have a policy of your own, you will be covered under our indemnity policy.

Do you have remote work for lawyers?

Yes! Many of our assignments have at least a part-time element of remote work with some clients only requiring presence in their offices once per week/ month, on a case-by-case basis. But a hybrid work environment is more common now.

I am looking for lawyer jobs in or around London

We have plenty of legal work of all flavours and are able to match legal consultants working across the United Kingdom - with many of our roles in London. Please do get in touch, upload your later CV and we can chat through your options and the opportunities.

How does working full-time as a legal consultant work in practice?

Working full-time as a legal consultant you can take a break between assignments for as long as you wish to pursue other professional and personal ambitions. Full-time roles are 5 days a week for set periods of time, with options to work remotely, in the office or in a hybrid working arrangement which is becoming more common. Work can vary from secondment cover for parental, holiday or sick cover to supporting on a major transaction or working on a special project.

What type of organisations and law firms offer full-time flexible legal work?

Through established partnerships with blue-chip companies, growing businesses and large law firms, we can deploy you on interesting projects that make the most of your skills and experience. We offer outstanding access to projects with dynamic legal teams, both in-house at large global corporations and growing businesses, and in private practice with large City firms.

How does insurance work?

Obelisk believes that the alternative legal services that we provide should offer the same peace of mind as a law firm, and so we hold comprehensive solicitors’ professional indemnity insurance to protect our clients. All of our legal professionals who do not hold their own policies are covered by this insurance. Full details of our insurance can be provided upon request.

Most of our clients are companies with in-house legal teams and large law firms based across the UK. As a result, we are actively looking for experienced lawyers in the following practice areas:

Most of our clients are companies with in-house legal teams and large law firms based across the UK. As a result, we are actively looking for experienced lawyers in the following practice areas: Capital Markets; Commercial (General); Commercial Contracts; Competition; Construction; Data Protection & Compliance; Data Privacy Policy; IP/IT; Employment; Capital Markets; Debt Finance; Financial Services; Investment Funds

Our thinking

World in Motion: Why the Legal Profession Cannot Stand Still

World in Motion: Why the Legal Profession Cannot Stand Still

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2to3days: The First 100 Days Project

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....