Paralegal Support.

Freelance paralegals when you need them

When your team is stretched or you’re faced with a large project, our paralegal support is a cost-effective solution that helps you increase productivity and deliver better results.

You can rest assured that Obelisk paralegals are carefully selected for their previous experience, proactive attitude and commitment. Our paralegals live our values of #HumanFirst and they bring a sense of curiosity, creativity and common sense to the legal tasks that you ask of them.

The work of our paralegal consultants spans many different legal areas. Whether you need support in reviewing or drafting documents, carrying out regulatory investigations and compliance tasks or legal research, our team has you covered.

Legal support since 2010

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Tailored, flexible pricing to suit your needs

We handle all recruitment, onboarding, and admin

Free up your time to focus on strategic projects

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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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


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We manage onboarding and related admin tasks


Scale on demand

We’ll oversee service delivery and project management

Case study: CDC Group

CDC Group, now British International Investment, invests up to £2 billion every year in green infrastructure, technology and other sectors. The organisation has been growing rapidly – and so has its workload. Obelisk helped to build a flexible, mixed-ability team that could support the expanding legal team in periods of high demand and allow them to focus on the organisation’s core role of investment support.
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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

“We did consider approaching one of our firms for a secondee, however, the amount of time that they would’ve required in terms of internal supervision meant that it just would not have been an effective solution.”


“With our consultant from Obelisk, I know I’ve got someone in place who has done this type of project before and has the experience to cover work off independently.”


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We do things differently

Championing making legal work more inclusive since 2010

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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.

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Anne: Multilingual, NY Qualified, International Finance Lawyer

Anne is a multi-lingual, New York qualified, senior international finance lawyer with more than 15 years of experience earned at leading law firms and institutions in New York, London and Moscow.

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Deborah: Employment Lawyer

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

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

Paralegal Support FAQs

What is a paralegal?

A paralegal, also known as a legal assistant, is a professional who works in the legal field and provides support to lawyers and law firms. Paralegals are trained to assist with various legal tasks under the supervision of an attorney. While paralegals play a vital role in legal support, they are not authorized to practice law, provide legal advice, or represent clients independently.

Do Obelisk Support paralegals only work from home?

No! Whilst many of our paralegals work remotely, we can also provide you with in-house paralegals and freelance paralegals to support law firms who work in your offices or split their days between home and your offices.

How experienced are your paralegals?

Obelisk Support paralegals have a range of experience working with legal teams in-house and supporting busy law firms across a variety of projects. Our paralegals are self-starters and able to manage their own time effectively.

I am looking for freelance paralegals near me

With 10 years of experience in providing best-in-class legal talent, you can rest assured that Obelisk flexible paralegals are carefully selected for their previous experience, proactive attitude and commitment.

Can paralegals help me with document review?

Yes! Our clients engage our paralegals to help with: reviewing, amending and drafting documents and contracts; regulatory investigation; compliance tasks; legal research and triaging legal workflow to name a few ways they can help your organisation.

Do you have multilingual paralegals?

Yes. Please do get in touch with the specifics of what you need and we will do our best to match you with one of our multilingual paralegals.

What legal sectors do your paralegals work in?

Sectors we operate in include: banking, financial services, retail, e-commerce, utilities and energy, construction, legal (law firms), manufacturing, mining, media and telecoms & IT and hospitality

Is Obelisk Support a law firm?

Obelisk Support is not a law firm, nor is it attached to a law firm. It is termed an alternative legal service provider and is not regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Do you have in-house paralegals?

Yes! Many of our assignments are with corporate legal teams looking for additional support on an ad hoc basis and this is a very good way for paralegals to learn about commerciality and how legal supports the wider organisation.

Can I contact you about one-off projects and temporary paralegal services?

Absolutely. 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.

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