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Liberalisation – Reflections on the future of legal service delivery

The passing of the Legal Services Act marked the dawn of a new era – a move to liberalise the legal sector to open opportunities for innovation to benefit both legal teams and legal services providers.

Yet, 15 years on from the passing of the Legal Services Act, has the legal industry successfully advocated for, and taken advantage of, the mood change, and the opportunities presented opening up the legal market?

In this report, we resurface the leading voices that called for change and pioneered the way; explore the impact on legal teams and cast an eye to what the future may hold.

Liberalisation. Reflections on the future of legal service delivery

Women Who Will 2022 – Championing the talent and potential of women in law 

Now in its 3rd year, The Women Who Will report published by Obelisk Support in partnership with the Next 100 Years project, shines a light on the exceptional women in the legal industry – recognising those who have shown exemplary leadership, vision, and action in the legal community.

This year’s report is more exciting than ever as we release our special centenary edition to mark 100 years since the first women were admitted as barristers and solicitors in England and Wales in 1922.

Women Who Will 2022

Legal Reset – Why Law Firm Culture Must Change Now

Lawyers and their firms must fundamentally reset their values to address issues such as inclusion, accessibility, attracting the next generation of lawyers and ensuring the legal profession stands first and foremost for the rule of law and not just profit.

In this report we examine the challenges facing the legal profession and identify the four pillars essential for this cultural revolution.

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Women Who Will 2021

This year’s edition of our Women Who Will report, celebrating the progress of women’s leadership in law, in partnership with the Next 100 Years Project.

How tech-ready are you? Report 2021

How tech-ready are you?

How “tech-ready” are legal professionals?  Which “big tech” brand is #1 in legal work?  Who thinks they are “tech-smarter” — law firms or in-house teams?  Legal support staff vs GC’s, who is more “tech-overwhelmed”?  We asked 2,000+ legal professionals, read our report to find out the results.

How tech-ready are you? Report 2021

Tips for Home-schooling

Read our top tips for professionals balancing home-schooling alongside work. Tried and tested by our own Obelisk colleagues and their children  we hope these simple steps to surviving home-schooling help other working families.

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Festive Recipes

OK, it’s not a report but we’re pleased to share with you a selection of festive recipes contributed by our consultants and colleagues, produced to help everyone enjoy their festivities at home in 2020. (Published December 2020)

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Women Who Will 2020

Produced in association with The Next 100 Years to champion the talent and potential of women in law. (Published November 2020)

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Back in the swing of things

Read our guide for advice on coming back to work after furlough, informed by our experience of helping professionals return to work after a career break. (Published July 2020)

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Stories from The Attic

Read a selection of stories from our thinking space, The Attic, compiled to mark 10 years of changing the world of work for lawyers at Obelisk. (Published July 2020)

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Built to Last?
A blueprint for developing future-proof in-house teams

Download our report looking at the importance of people strategy to the future success of in-house legal teams. (Published April 2020)

Back to the future:
Reshaping law firm culture

Download our previous report, looking at the impact of culture on law firm performance and highlighting four key pillars of firms’ future success. (Published June 2019)

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