The legal support you need.

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Flexible senior legal support

Hiring a fractional General Counsel through Obelisk is a flexible way to access top level legal advice for your business. If you need an extra safe pair of hands to support you with peaks in workload we can help. Equally if you need senior in-house legal input but can’t commit to someone full-time we can provide an experienced, pre-vetted lawyer on a part-time or project basis.

Our fractional General Counsels have great commercial experience meaning they understand your business pressures and also know which issues need referring to a specialist lawyer. 

Fractional General Counsel FAQs

What is a Fractional General Counsel?

A Fractional General Counsel offers companies access to experienced senior lawyers without incurring the cost of a full-time General Counsel. A Fractional General Counsel is a freelancer and as such provides flexible support for your business.

Who would benefit from a Fractional General Counsel?

Existing General Counsels who would like to clone themselves! Our Fractional General Counsels can act as another pair of hands in those times when workload is heavy. We can also support smaller businesses who need senior legal counsel but can’t commit to a full-time or permanent employee. The great thing about our highly experienced senior lawyers is that they can fit in with your business needs when they need them.

Will they be able to fit in with my business?

We have a broad range of highly qualified and experienced lawyers so are able to select the best fit candidates for every business. This means that the lawyer you hire will have lots of relevant experience in similar businesses and sectors. They will be able to work from your offices alongside your team or remotely, however suits you best to ensure they get to grips with your culture and processes in the fastest possible time. Due to the flexible nature of our placements, Obelisk are able to quickly replace personnel on the very rare occasions that the chemistry is not right.

When would you need a Fractional General Counsel?

If your business is; looking to sign high-value contracts and deals, worried about protecting intellectual property, grappling with navigation data protection rules or needing to keep up to date with employment law changes Obelisk can help. We are able to provide hand-picked General Counsels that will best fit your company's needs on a flexible basis allowing for peaks and troughs of legal support requirements.

Do all Fractional General Counsels work remotely?

No, we can provide you with Fractional General Counsels who will work alongside your team in the office for some or all of their agreed hours, depending on your preference.
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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.

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