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Part-Time Legal Work

At Obelisk Support we believe that work should revolve around life – not the other way around. That’s why we help create flexible working opportunities that can work around your lifestyle. Over 70% of our roles are truly flexible, allowing you to work part-time or flexi hours.

Whether you are looking to balance your professional and personal life, to develop a portfolio career or simply don’t want to be tied to set hours in one place, we’re here to help you make the most of your skills and experience.

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 or part time work for a set period so you can choose when you 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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Case study: Legal work for Kantar

Kantar is the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company. When the company underwent a major strategic restructuring, it needed experienced lawyers to support the company’s ongoing transformation, fill gaps while building a full team and tackle its busy pipeline of acquisitions and disposals. Obelisk sourced qualified lawyers, creating a dynamic, multi-talented team with expertise covering a wide range of sectors.

Part-Time Legal Work FAQs

Can I get freelance legal work?

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.

How easy is it to get part-time legal work?

The majority of our roles have some level of flexibility, part-time included. There are more opportunities for freelance part-time work with our clients – get in touch today to discuss further.

What experience are you looking for if I'm a qualified lawyer?

Qualified in England & Wales, or in other jurisdictions with recent UK experience At least two years’ PQE in a City law firm (or equivalent overseas) along with experience of working in an in-house legal team in leading institutions/corporates. A team player with outstanding communication skills, able to hit the ground running and to work independently as a trusted advisor to the client. A flexible mindset open to new opportunities and challenges Good academic credentials and strong technical knowledge in your area of expertise. A right to work and reside in the UK Available to work immediately or within the next few months. If you are currently in a permanent role but thinking about interim work in the future, you are also welcome to get in touch to find out more. We are a leading provider of multilingual lawyer-led linguistic services to support our clients’ legal translation and foreign document review requirements, so please apply if you have experience in this area.

Do you have remote work for lawyers?

Yes. The majority of our work is now being carried out in a hybrid working model, with at least some remote work involved.

What is the application process to be a freelance lawyer?

As soon as we receive your application, we will review your experience and get back in touch. Subject to your experience meeting our requirements, we will then invite you to an interview. If you are successful, we will carry out reference-checking and some administration to set you up on our platform.

Do I need a current Practising Certificate?

No. Some of our work, such a legal content writing, does not require a practising certificate but for any advisory legal work we would expect you to hold a current certificate issued by your regulator in your qualifying jurisdiction.

What will I be paid as a flexible law worker?

Our rates vary according to the role and client and these will be discussed individually when a role is offered to you. Our roles are based on a daily rate or hourly rate. Depending on the off-payroll status of the role (IR35) and your own working arrangements, it’s likely you’ll be required to contract with us via an umbrella company. You are welcome to work with your choice of umbrella, as long as they are FCSA-accredited. You will be required to complete timesheets as you work.

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.

Why choose part-time legal work?

There are several reasons why you may choose to work part-time as a lawyer or paralegal. Being able to work part-time allows you to better balance your professional and personal life and to work more flexibly around your other personal commitments – whatever they may be. From caring commitments looking after children or elder care, to pursing a portfolio career, studying or travelling.

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