Flexible Legal Services.

Expert lawyers and paralegal support

Legal work has peaks and troughs, and that your organisation, legal team, or law firm can quickly become overloaded. So, we’ve built a network of pre-vetted legal experts that can act as an extension of your business or law firm within a matter of days – or even hours. Whether you’re looking to cover an absence in your team, for ad hoc legal tasks, interim support on large scale transactions, paralegal support or to scale your legal function at speed – we can help.

Legal support since 2010

Obelisk 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 on ad hoc legal support for your growing organisation

Paralegals

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

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Describe
your brief

Hours, days, or months of support – whatever you need

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We'll connect
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We match you with your pre-vetted legal professional – quickly & effortlessly

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Get started

We manage onboarding and related admin tasks

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Scale on demand

We’ll oversee service delivery and project management

Who we work with

Obelisk Support delivers flexible legal services for law firms and organisations – including the UK’s FTSE 100, powered by a community of highly-experienced legal professionals, carefully hand-picked to ensure we have the right talent for your project or needs.

Whether you are a large, established legal team looking for secondment cover, sole counsel or a fast-paced in-house team seeking access to trusted legal support when needed, an organisation experiencing rapid growth and transformation or a law firm requiring project support – we have you covered.

Working with us helps you focus on the work that matters and be more proactive and productive. By giving predictability of costs, you are in control and empowered. Plus, you’re championing flexible working and helping us keep great talent in the industry.

Our diverse talent pool includes experience across 20+ sectors, with expertise across key commercial practice areas. We are proud to offer lawyers at all levels of experience from NQ to general counsels, in addition to our best-in-class pool of paralegal talent.

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How we can help you

For Enterprise Organisations

Free-up time to allow your internal team to focus on strategic projects

For In-house Legal Teams

Manage your costs and get that extra boost with tailored legal services support

For Growth Businesses

Our flexible legal support can help you navigate the unpredictable business landscape

Our offer

Flexible legal support for your business

Expert, experienced lawyers & paralegals

Dedicated account and project management

Bespoke pricing to suit your needs

All recruitment, onboarding, & admin

Why Obelisk?

A large pool of pre-vetted, highly skilled lawyers and paralegals

Quality matches powered by our proprietary matching platform

We pioneer new ways of working to help our clients succeed

We are committed to creating a more inclusive legal profession

Committed to setting high standards

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We are a B Corp Certified™ organisation with a clear social-impact mission: to make legal work more inclusive.

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We are committed to ensuring that everyone can earn a wage that meets their everyday needs.

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Obelisk Support is the only 100% female-founded and managed legal services provider in the UK.

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What our clients say

“Thanks to the wide range of talent and flexibility at Obelisk Support, we’ve been able to build a legal team to match our exact needs in a timeframe that we hadn’t thought possible.”
“I’ve recommended Obelisk to multiple GCs, and heartily recommend them to any GC who is managing transformation in their business or function.”

 

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Our Legal Specialisms

M&A Lawyers

Major transactions & post acquisition

Commercial Lawyers

Contract drafting, review & negotiation

Corporate Lawyers

+ Commercial Lawyers

Data Protection Lawyers

Data privacy / GDPR specialists

Construction Lawyers

Construction projects legal

Document Review

Preparing, reviewing & amending

Employment Lawyers

Advice & documentation

Company Reporting

Company secretarial and governance

Real Estate Lawyers

Commercial property legal

IP Lawyers

Intellectual property legal support

Case study: Ocado

Ocado is the world’s biggest online-only grocery platform. Pioneering technology combined with customer focus have led to the company being poised to make a dramatic difference to the shopping habits of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, both through their own brand and by providing solutions and technology to retailers across the globe. With the company prioritising the development of their own IP, entering into new joint ventures and continuing the pace of innovation, Ocado’s legal team needs to be agile, expert and ready for anything.

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We do things differently

Championing making legal work more inclusive since 2010

Lola Senior Commercial Lawyer Obelisk Support

Lola: Senior Commercial Lawyer

A senior commercial lawyer with experience at the London School of Business and Finance, London City Airport and the Leasehold Advisory Service, Lola provides legal advice, drafts commercial/corporate contracts, real estate, negotiation, employment law advice,...
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Misty: Paralegal and Governance Professional

Misty is a paralegal and governance professional, with extensive experience of supporting Legal and Secretarial functions in large corporates.

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Christina: Paralegal

Christina has spent the last three years working as a paralegal, with a unique blend of both public and private sector experience. She has worked in a range of areas, including GDPR, employment law, commercial law and regulatory reporting.

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Daniela: Legal Professional Consultant

Daniela is a legal professional consultant with considerable experience of reviewing and negotiation of commercial contracts, and worked for British Telecom Italia Spa, Pinna Spada Law Firm, Iveco UK Ltd, Provincia Oristano.

Flexible Legal Services FAQs

Do Obelisk Support consultants only work from home?

No! Whilst many of our consultants work remotely, we can also provide you with consultants who work in your offices or work their days across both locations.

Can I contact you about one-off projects and small pieces of work?

Absolutely. We understand that sometimes you have an urgent need for a specific piece of legal work to be delivered and we have the flexibility to turn that around as well as to provide on-going services or connect you with a consultant for a longer-term assignment.

Where is the best place to find lawyers in London?

To find lawyers that can support your business as and when you need them, the quickest and easiest option is working with a legal service provider such as Obelisk Support. Using our proprietary matching online matching technology we connect businesses with lawyers who are looking for flexible work. This can be a good option if you are looking for a lawyer on a budget or if you need a lawyer quickly. We also recommend talking to other organisations in your industry to see if they have any recommendations for hiring lawyers on demand and accessing flexible legal support and asking for referral from friends, family, and colleagues. Finding a freelance or consultant lawyer can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be! By following these tips, you can find a lawyer who meets your needs and budget - get in touch to see how we can help.

Is Obelisk Support a law firm?

Obelisk Support is not a law firm, nor is it attached to a law firm and is not regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

How could I let my legal team be more productive?

Let the UK’s largest quality freelance legal team deliver the work you need, when you need it. 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.

Do I get to see the lawyer cv before I work with them?

Yes! Depending on how much input you wish to have in the resourcing process, you can opt to see CVs before working with our lawyers or trust us to find the right technical skills and cultural fit to meet your demands. It’s your choice!

Is Obelisk an alternative legal service provider?

Yes, Obelisk Support is an alternative legal service provider (ALSP). ALSPs are companies that provide legal services to businesses and law firms. They typically offer a range of services, such as secondment covers, legal consultants, paralegal support, contract review, document review and legal project support. Obelisk Support was founded in 2010by Dana Denis-Smith. The company has a legal consultant pool of thousands of talented, lawyers and paralegals. Many of our lawyers are City-trained with in-house experience. Our legal consultants, freelance lawyers and paralegals work in-house, in private practice and to support growing businesses. Our freelance lawyers, paralegals, legal consultants and in-house paralegals work remotely or in hybrid arrangements with some days working from home, others from your offices. They are available to work part-time or full-time for set periods of time, and can work flexibly - by the hour or by the day or on a set project. We tailor the support you need to your business and budget. Our clients include some of the world's largest companies, including 35% of the FTSE100 as well as many growing businesses and several law firms. ALSPs are becoming increasingly popular as organisations look for new ways to meet regulatory changes, increasing reporting and governance requirements and more stakeholder and shareholder scrutiny in an affordable way that safeguards their organisation from reputational risk. ALSPs offer a number of advantages over traditional law firms, including: Value: ALSPs are typically more cost-effective than traditional law firms. This is because they do not have the same overhead costs, such as office space Flexibility: ALSPs offer a more flexible working model than traditional law firms. This is because they typically have a team of lawyers and paralegals who work remotely or in hybrid work arrangements who work part-time, full time for a set period, by the hour, by the day or to complete a discrete project in a given time-frame. This flexibility can be beneficial for businesses that need legal services on an ad hoc basis. Expertise: ALSPs can offer a high level of expertise in specific areas of law such as data protection and privacy matters, IP (intellectual property), compliance and governance; experience and best practice in a specific sector such as construction, insurance, banking and finance, media and telecomms or generalist expertise across corporate and commercial matters including company reporting; contract drafting, review and negotiation; completing NDAs (non-disclosure agreements) and MSAs (Master Service Agreements) and Company Secretarial tasks. If you require flexibility, speed and value - you should consider an ALSP.

What is the Obelisk Community?

Only lawyers and paralegals who have experience from both a top law firm and working in-house are eligible to join our community, meaning your services are delivered by people with the commercial savvy to deliver quality work at pace.

Do you work on multilingual legal projects?

We have lawyers who can work in 27 languages, covering you for document review, translation, proof-reading and legal support.

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.

Our thinking

World in Motion: Why the Legal Profession Cannot Stand Still

World in Motion: Why the Legal Profession Cannot Stand Still

World in Motion.WHY THE LEGAL PROFESSION CANNOT STAND STILLDana Denis-Smith CEO, Obelisk SupportForewordPeople, environment and purpose - is it time to recast our legal ecosystem along these values?I am delighted that Obelisk Support’s latest report – World in Motion:...

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....