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The legal support you need.

When you need it.

Boost your in-house legal team

Whether you’re facing a complex legal challenge, an overstretched team, or covering someone’s absence, we can help support your in-house legal team.

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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Committed to high standards

We are a B Corp Certified™ organisation with a clear social-impact mission.

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Committed to fair living wages

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.

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

What we offer

Secondments

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

Overflow team

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

Projects

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

Ad hoc

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

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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

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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.

Meet some of our consultants

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.

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.