Lawyer On Demand.

The right legal expert, when you need them

Need cover for sick or parental leave? Facing peaks in your workload due to project work? Or could you use an extra pair of hands while you restructure after an acquisition? We can provide you with pre-vetted lawyers on demand who understand your commercial goals.

Obelisk ensures that we provide a highly skilled legal professional every time. Typically City-firm trained and selected for their in-house experience, our consultants can work onsite or remotely – or both.

Plus, we know our consultants; we check their background, assess their experience, and understand their areas of interest. Once we’ve matched you with the right lawyer, all you need to do is set them to work.

Legal support since 2010

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Manage your legal spend with flexible pricing

Dedicated account management

We handle all recruitment, onboarding, and admin

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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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


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


Scale on demand

We’ll oversee service delivery and project management

How we help BT with flexible working

BT is one of the world’s largest communications companies. The organisation was an early adopter of Obelisk’s smart legal team support, and in the last seven years, we have delivered more than 19,000 hours of legal services. We’ve covered commercial, real estate, banking & finance, environment, legal translation and project work.
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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


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 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

What our clients say

“Obelisk Support is a trusted partner that has helped us on many occasions to flex and scale to meet peaks in workload, manage projects and transactions and cover temporary absences.”
“We’ve been delighted with the quality of their consultants.”


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We do things differently

Championing making legal work more inclusive since 2010

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Anna: Corporate Solicitor

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Luscinia: Senior Commercial Lawyer

Luscinia is an experienced, senior commercial lawyer having held several General Counsel and Legal Director roles in leading organisations across the catering and hospitality, retail and manufacturing sectors.

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Deborah: Employment Lawyer

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

Simon Frater

Simon: Corporate & Technology Lawyer

Simon is a City-trained in-house lawyer who has extensive experience in corporate and commercial matters across many sectors including technology led businesses in defence, telecoms and engineering. He has strong commercial and procurement contracts experience, in...

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

Lawyer on Demand FAQs

What are lawyers on demand?

Lawyers on demand are lawyers who work flexibly and control the hours they work make themselves available to support businesses, corporate legal teams, law firms and any organisations who need support on an ongoing basis as needed. This allows buyers to have access the same lawyer on a regular basis, within a set framework and timescale, thus providing continuity and flexibility. Lawyers on demand can help you control your costs by managing peaks in your team’s workload. Our lawyers can support you with specific projects, such as document automation initiatives or work alongside you to directly support your procurement or commercial teams.

Do Obelisk Support consultants only work from home?

No, Obelisk Support consultants do not only work from home. Some work from home, while others choose to work from a co-working space, or from a client's office full or part-time. The choice of where to work is agreed between our lawyers and clients based on their individual preferences and needs. Obelisk Support offers a flexible working model that allows consultants to work the hours that suit them best. This flexibility is one of the reasons why Obelisk Support is so popular with lawyers and paralegals who want to have more control over their work-life balance.

Are lawyers on demand full-time employees?

A lawyer on demand typically looks for more flexible assignments and client variety. Lots of lawyers use Obelisk Support to work around their family or other commitments and to supplement their existing schedule. Where working full-time is a client requirement on cover or a project, this is usually for a shorter, set period of time allowing our lawyers to manage their schedule more flexibly.

What technology set up does a lawyer on demand need?

A lawyer on demand should set themselves up as a minimum with a laptop, fully update and with security settings in place to make it a safe working environment. Most buyers would expect a Lawyer on Demand to be a competent user of Microsoft software, whilst some might use on Google systems and require legal technology knowledge although they would provide the necessary training if so.

Do you offer lawyer on demand remote legal services?

Yes! A remote Lawyer on Demand is a very common type of legal service that buyers plug and play to manage their fluctuating volumes of work. At Obelisk Support we believe that flexible working is a vital ingredient to attracting and retaining talent in the legal profession. When our lawyers provide cover - whether for a day or for a year or more, they can work remotely or in a hybrid working arrangement We’re excited to work not just with in-house teams but also law firms to make flexible careers work for more and more lawyers each year while offering our clients new ways of working to help you to be proactive, manage wellbeing in your team, cost-effectively manage peaks and troughs in your workload and provide help on those unexpected and unusual requests that cross your desk!

How do I hire a solicitor on demand?

Solicitors make up a lot of our virtual workforce, so please do get in touch and we can see where our virtual solicitors can help you.

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