Flexible Legal Support.

Legal support to suit your business needs

If you have a one-off legal task in your organisation such as drafting or reviewing NDAs or commercial agreements, to tackle a specific project in your legal team, or have larger legal project requirements such as document reviews or legal translation, we can help.

Legal support since 2010

From one-off legal tasks to complex legal projects you remain in control. You can choose to select your preferred, pre-vetted legal consultant or team of consultants and work with them directly – or brief us on your task, small or large, and we’ll manage the legal consultants to deliver the task or project to an agreed timeline and budget.

Our commercially savvy consultants span many legal areas, with varying levels of experience, from paralegals to specialists in niche areas of law, junior lawyers to general counsels. We can provide the ultimate flexible legal help with no fixed commitment.

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Rapid turnaround of work from best-in-class legal consultants

Tailored, flexible pricing to suit your needs

Dedicated account and project management

Developing your supplier diversity

We handle all recruitment, onboarding, and 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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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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We manage onboarding and related admin tasks

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Scale on demand

We’ll oversee service delivery and project management

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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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 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

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

What our clients say

“Our Obelisk consultants have become a natural extension of our in-house team.”

 

“They help us manage peaks in our workload and we’re really impressed with how quickly they’ve been able to turn projects around, without compromising on quality.​”

 

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We do things differently

Championing making legal work more inclusive since 2010

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Deborah: Employment Lawyer

Deborah is an employment lawyer with significant experience of working in-house for Central government.

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

Flexible Legal Support FAQs

How does insurance work?

Our lawyers and paralegals are covered by our professional indemnity insurance. In the case of paralegals, they require supervision by a qualified lawyer.

Does Obelisk Support employ only female lawyers?

No, Obelisk Support does not employ only female lawyers. The company has a diverse team of lawyers and paralegals, including both men and women. Obelisk Support is committed to providing equal opportunities for all employees, regardless of gender. Our clients include some of the world's largest companies, including 35% of the FTSE100, growing businesses and several law firms.

What happens if a consultant is unwell or has to take leave?

Whilst this is thankfully rare, we can re-assign work if needed to ensure your service is not disrupted.

How does flexible legal help work in practice?

With flexible legal help from Obelisk support you can tailor the support you need to your business and budget. From one-off projects with a dedicated legal consultant or the ability to access a virtual legal team of lawyers and paralegals. 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.

How can I augment my legal team?

Our flexible business model, provides legal work that works for you. Whether support on a one-off project such as large scale document review or a single MSA (Master Service Agreement), secondment cover or tapping into a virtual legal team of lawyers and paralegals tailored to your business needs. Our legal consultants and in-house paralegals work remotely or in hybrid arrangements; part-time or full-time for set periods of time.

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 between home and your offices. So you can get rapid turnaround of work from best-in class in-house lawyers, paralegals and highly-qualified legal experts

My business does not have their own lawyer, can I still use Obelisk Support?

We can work with your organisations but, whilst our lawyers are experienced and they are registered with the Solicitors Regulatory Authority or in a foreign jurisdiction, Obelisk Support is not a law firm. We only cover work that is a non-reserved legal activity like that of an in-house lawyer but we cannot guarantee the work quality of the advice they provide. Paralegals require supervision as they are not qualified professionals, despite having completed some legal studies.

Is there a minimum commitment required?

There is no minimum commitment. Our lawyers and paralegals can work on an hourly or daily basis. Depending on your budget and operational needs, we can report on weekly hours. Obelisk Support clients use our services flexibly – anything from full-time to ad hoc, on demand – and are charged for the time used.

If we like a paralegal or a lawyer, can we offer them a permanent role?

When we get the fit right, we are delighted. We do charge a transfer fee but otherwise you can move them across.

Do you have standard working hours?

A standard working day is 7.5 hours. These are charged at a standard rate (either hourly or daily). Additional hours will be charged as overtime, as agreed on a case-by-case basis with the client. Our legal consultants and freelance paralegals do sometimes prefer to work flexibly - this can include around caring and other commitments, such as studies. When scoping a project, work hours will be discussed and agreed with our clients as some of our lawyers and paralegals work outside of the traditional 9 - 5 hours model.

Our thinking

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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

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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....