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Flexible Paralegal Jobs

At Obelisk Support we believe in creating the opportunities legal professionals need to lay the groundwork for a long and fruitful legal career. That’s why we connect talented paralegals with legal projects, helping our clients to deliver great results.

Whether you are starting your career in law or are already an experienced paralegal, we help you build your legal career, get exposure to a variety of projects, work on high-quality assignments and hone your skill set.

How it works


Tell us about who you are and the kind of work you want to be doing.


After we do our checks, get to know how we do things at Obelisk Support.


Our matching platform connects you with the right opportunities for your skillset.


We’ll handle the admin so you can focus on your career.

Types of roles

Part-time legal work

Work that fits around your lifestyle and personal commitments.

Fixed-term contracts

Full time work for a set period so you can choose when you want to work.

Return to legal work

Flexible roles for those readjusting to law after a career break.


Flexible roles for career paralegals and aspiring solicitors.

Who we work with.

We partner with the UK’s largest law firms, FTSE 100 companies and legal teams in dynamic, growing businesses to help them to deliver better results, be more proactive and increase team effectiveness.

Since 2010, we have matched more than 2,000 consultants covering all practice areas and specialist skills. Our team works across multiple industries, from financial services, banking and retail to e-commerce, telecoms, and media.

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Obelisk Connect consultant networking social

Informal networking & industry insights for our legal consultant & paralegal community

Join our regular networking socials. This is an opportunity to meet with your peers and catch up with some of the Obelisk HQ team over informal drinks and canapés, find out about new opportunities and gain insights into market trends in legal consulting.

Meet some of our consultants

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Case study: CDC Group

CDC Group, now British International Investment, invests up to £2 billion every year in green infrastructure, technology and other sectors. The organisation has been growing rapidly – and so has its workload. Obelisk helped to build a flexible, mixed-ability team that could support the expanding legal team in periods of high demand and allow them to focus on the organisation’s core role of investment support.

Flexible Paralegal Jobs FAQs

What is a paralegal?

A paralegal, also known as a legal assistant, is a professional who works in the legal field and provides support to lawyers and law firms. Paralegals are trained to assist with various legal tasks under the supervision of an attorney. While paralegals play a vital role in legal support, they are not authorized to practice law, provide legal advice, or represent clients independently.

How and when do I get paid as a freelance paralegal?

When you’re assigned to a project, we set up your contract and you start work. You then fill in a timesheet so you can get paid.

How do you match paralegals to clients?

Our platform connects you with work that corresponds to your professional profile and our one-on-one support helps you develop further in areas of work that interest you.

What paralegal jobs London do you have on your books?

We offer outstanding access to interesting projects with dynamic legal teams, both in-house at large global corporations and growing businesses, and in private practice with large City firms. Our clients typically engage our paralegals to help with: reviewing, amending and drafting documents and contracts; regulatory investigation; compliance tasks; legal research and triaging legal workflow to name a few examples.

Do I get ongoing training as a paralegal?

We provide all our paralegals with professional development and career advice, helping you build your legal career.

Do I need to have completed my LPC/SQE?

The minimum requirements to be considered for a paralegal position is to be in your 3rd year of undergraduate law degree on the PgDL (for those who with non-law degree). Previous paralegal experience can be an advantage but often at this level of experience we are looking for a can-do attitude, curiosity and a desire to learn.

Will becoming a legal consultant help me in my training contract applications and applying for other paralegal roles?

Good quality experience can help you can a training contract as it would give you more things to think about in interviews to secure a role. Some of our paralegals secured training contracts in the organisations they were placed in by Obelisk Support and, when this happens, we are extremely proud.

Do you offer the SQE (Solicitor's Qualifying Exam) pathway for paralegals?

Yes - we offer our freelance paralegals a choice of routes to qualifying as a lawyer. The SQE (Solicitor's Qualifying Exam) is a good pathway to becoming a solicitor, and the increase interest from legal teams in supporting new entrants to the profession.

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.

Do you pay the living wage?

Yes. All of our lawyers and paralegals earn more than the National Living Wage, the Real Living Wage and the London Living Wage.

What is Obelisk Support looking for when applying as a freelance paralegal?

Whether you are wanting to work as a paralegal, are an experienced paralegal or you are an aspiring solicitor wanting to gain experience as a paralegal while seeking a training contract, we would love to hear from you. Ideally you will have a degree in Law or a related subject and at least six months of relevant work experience as a paralegal, in a commercial environment or from working on legal projects. Most importantly, you’ll have a “can-do” attitude, strong general IT skills (familiar with spreadsheets, preparing documents, scheduling meetings) and a high level of attention to detail.