The legal support you need.

When you need it.

Flexible Legal Support on a project basis

Whether you’re facing a complex legal challenge, an overstretched team, or covering someone’s absence, we can help with flexible legal support.

With a pool of pre-vetted lawyers, general counsels, paralegals and specialists in niche areas of law, you can select your preferred legal consultant or assemble the team that suits your needs.

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Why work with Obelisk?

  • All our consultants, lawyers and paralegals are city-trained & pre-vetted.
  • Our proprietary matching platform matches
    you with the right legal professional.
  • We pioneer new ways of working to help our
    clients succeed.
  • We are committed to creating a more inclusive legal profession.
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We are committed to ensuring that everyone can earn a wage that meets their everyday needs.

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Committed to women in law

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

What we offer

Interim Legal Team

If you’re experiencing a work overload our flexible legal professionals can help with anything from reviewing contracts to complex legal tasks.

Lawyer on demand

Whether your team is facing family leave, sickness, or just an increased workload, we’ve got you covered.

Projects

When you have a specific legal requirement, we assemble fully managed virtual teams with the right skills and experience for a fixed price. 

Paralegals

For scale-ups who may not have a legal team and need flexible legal resources on demand, our flexible legal professionals are here to help.

Our Legal Specialisms

M&A Lawyers

Major transactions & post acquisition

Document Review

Preparing, reviewing & amending

Commercial Lawyers

Contract drafting, review & negotiation

Employment Lawyers

Advice & documentation

Corporate Lawyers

+ Commercial Lawyers

Company Reporting

Company secretarial and governance

Data Protection Lawyers

Data privacy / GDPR specialists

Real Estate Lawyers

Commercial property legal

Construction Lawyers

Construction projects legal

IP Lawyers

Intellectual property legal support

Case study: the British Business Bank

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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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.