Legal Support For In-House Legal Teams.

Deliver quality legal work at pace

Your legal team prides itself on providing a consistently high level of service. To maintain this consistency, there are times you need interim legal support – to cover a person’s absence or work on a specific project.

Whether you need a lawyer for a project, support for days or weeks, or on-demand resources, we can meet your needs quickly, providing pre-vetted legal consultants you can trust. With no long-term obligations, control remains with you, while onboarding and administration are handled by us.

Working with Obelisk helps you focus on the work that matters to deliver strategic impact and safeguard your organisation. Plus, you’re championing flexible working and helping us keep great talent in the industry.

Legal support since 2010

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 scale your legal function at speed



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


your brief

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


We’ll connect

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


Get started

We manage onboarding and related admin tasks


Trusted service delivery

We’ll manage ongoing service delivery and project management

Focus on the legal work that matters, supported by a flexible legal support you can trust

You’re fire-fighting. Under pressure. How can you take a proactive stance, add value and ultimately play a key role in shaping your organisation’s success? Obelisk Support delivers flexible legal services, powered by a community of hundreds of highly-experienced, pre-vetted  legal professionals who no longer want to work full-time, all the time.

No matter your need, we can provide a skilled, experienced lawyer to boost your team. Our innovative approach to offering consultants means you can access exactly the level of support you need, nothing more. We can increase your team’s effectiveness when it matters at a predictable cost.

Each member of Obelisk’s pool of consultants has been selected for their skills and expertise. Collectively, we provide access to a team of mostly City-trained lawyers, with significant in-house expertise and a pool of paralegals you can trust. Because we take a #HumanFirst approach, you can be confident we will match the right lawyer from our team with the needs of your business – and the culture of your team.

Plus, Obelisk takes on all the administration – we carry out checks, match our consultants’ skills to the right projects and ensure they are equipped to do the job. We know your job is to add strategic value; let us give you the time to focus on the work that matters.

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Tailored, flexible pricing to suit your budget

We handle all recruitment, onboarding, and admin

Dedicated account management

Develop your supplier diversity

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

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What our clients say

“The beauty of Obelisk’s model is that you have access to high-quality lawyers and you don’t have to go through a complex set-up process or commit to huge volumes of work, which helps a team like ours to be more agile and responsive.”
“We need to make sure that we’re delivering results without incurring unnecessary costs, working with Obelisk means that we have a clear understanding of our legal spend for each transaction.”



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Our Legal Specialisms

M&A Lawyers

Major transactions and
post acquisition support

Commercial Lawyers

Commercial contract drafting, review and negotiation

Corporate Lawyers

Corporate and Commercial Lawyers

Data Protection and Privacy Lawyers

Data protection and data privacy / GDPR specialists

Construction Lawyers

Construction projects and commercial property legal support

Employment Lawyers

Advice & documentation

Company Reporting

Company secretarial and governance support

Document Review

Preparing, reviewing and amending documents

We do things differently

Championing making legal work more inclusive since 2010

Working with Kantar: providing flexible legal work at every level

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.
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Christopher: Senior Commercial Lawyer

Christopher is a Senior Commercial Lawyer who has a diverse background in both in-house and private practice across multiple jurisdictions.

Neil Visram

Neil: Commercial Lawyer

Neil has broad, cross-jurisdictional commercial experience within the travel, hospitality and leisure sectors. Most recently he acted as Legal Director for Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s Legal & Compliance Team and has previously held senior in-house legal positions at...
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Deborah: Employment Lawyer

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

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Golnar: Commercial & Compliance Lawyer

Golnar is a qualified French Jurist and has worked internationally for a number of years with a number of organisations. Golnar’s previous projects include developing and implementing contract risk assessment processes for the EMEIA region and supporting on various...

For In-House Legal Teams FAQs

How does flexible legal support work for in-house teams?

We know that legal work has peaks and troughs, and that in-house legal teams are often overloaded, so we’ve built a network of legal experts that can act as an extension of your in-house teams within a matter of days – or even hours. By choosing flexible legal support from Obelisk Support you can focus on the work that matters. Our service takes on the complete administrative burden; we handle all onboarding, from tailored inductions and circulating relevant playbooks to IT liaison and ongoing project management on more complex, larger engagements to ensure that your work is delivered to the highest standard and according to agreed Service Level Agreements.

Do you consider Obelisk Support a law firm?

Obelisk Support is a valuable resource for businesses that are looking for flexible and cost-effective legal services. However, it is important to understand that Obelisk Support is not a law firm, and it not regulated by the SRA (Solicitors Regulatory Authority).

What type of legal services do you provide to in-house legal teams?

Our services for in-house teams include: One-Off Projects: Our consultants can provide advice or drafting across a range of commercial areas, such as GDPR and related policies, commercial contracts, customer/supplier litigation, employment law queries, IP protection and property matters. Cover for Holiday, Parental or Sick Leave: If you’re temporarily short-staffed, we can deliver work through our virtual team to ensure you’re covered. We can also arrange cover on-site from one of our expert lawyers. Major Transactions Support: When you need extra expertise on a deal, our consultants can be an extension to your team. Virtual Legal Team: Access to a virtual legal team – when your business is growing, or going through change, we can put together a team with the legal skills you need, available for an agreed number of hours each month. Document Automation: Our consultants can draft and review your contracts, prepare associated questionnaires and work with your vendor’s technical team to get automated documents up and running across your business. Multilingual Projects: We have lawyers who can work in 27 languages, covering you for document review, translation, proof-reading and legal support.

Can I contact you about one-off projects and short-term cover?

Yes! 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. To help you remain agile, there is no minimum commitment whether you need someone for a day or to cover long-term illness or parental leave. Our lawyers and paralegals can work on an hourly or daily basis and appreciate the flexibility to work on ad hoc, smaller projects which they can deliver to a high standard around other personal commitments.

Do Obelisk Support lawyers and paralegals only work remotely?

No! Whilst many of our freelance lawyers and paralegals work remotely, we can also match you with legal consultants who work in your offices or are happy to split their time working between your offices and home.

Does Obelisk Support offer flexible legal support outside London?

Yes! Our legal consultants and in-house paralegals are based across the United Kingdom including: Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham, Dublin, Liverpool, Leeds and Sheffield

How experienced are the legal consultants at Obelisk Support?

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. Our talent pool consists of legal consultants who have trained at all five Magic Circle law firms (Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters, and Slaughter and May) and all five Silver Circle law firms (Ashurst, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Macfarlanes, and Travers Smith), as well as other top city law firms (CMS, DLA Piper, Hogan Lovells, Eversheds Sutherland, and Norton Rose Fulbright to name a few). Through Obelisk Support, our legal consultants have worked at 35% of the FTSE100 organisations, at some of the Big Four accounting firms and hundreds of small, medium and large organisations - from scale-ups to multi-nationals.

Our thinking

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2to3days: The First 100 Days Project

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Your First 100 Days in a New Role: Tips for General Counsels

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