I loved being a lawyer and I love the legal industry. I want to see our industry become more inclusive and more agile so we can make smarter life/work choices.

Mary, CEO and Co-Founder


About Flex Legal

At Flex Legal we pride ourselves on connecting you to the best interim paralegals and lawyers through our quick, flexible on-demand service.
Founded in 2017, Flex was born with the simple idea of connecting busy law firms and in-house counsel with the brightest experience-seeking law graduates. Today we support hundreds of clients to embrace the benefits of flexible resourcing, with over 6,000 interim paralegals and lawyers on our online platform. In 2021 we took our mission to make the legal industry more diverse, inclusive, and representative a step further by launching Flex Trainee - a brand new SQE qualification programme designed to empower talented aspiring lawyers selected on social mobility criteria.
Mary Bonsor, CEO of Flex Legal
How it began

Mary's story

"I remember walking around the city while I was doing the GDL and the LPC, desperate for work. Eventually, I managed to find work experience as a secretary for a shipping arbitrator, but it wasn’t easy to get there. Fast forward a few years and I was a qualified solicitor working in litigation. I was staring in the face of an imminent court deadline with forty huge bundles to make. I remember sitting at my desk and looking out of the window, and seeing a group of Kaplan law students exactly where I had been a few years ago.
I knew from experience that those students would have jumped at the chance to get legal work experience, and I knew associates like myself were desperate for their help. Suddenly, the idea for Flex Legal was born.
Shortly after I met James, an experienced software developer, and we began working together on a tech platform that could connect law students to firms and in-house teams as efficiently as possible. We analysed what was taking too long in traditional recruitment, and how we could use tech to make it easier.
Fast forward several years and Flex Legal is an award-winning platform with a huge roster of clients including magic circle law firms and many large in-house legal teams. We have over 5,000 paralegals on our platform and have since expanded to offer lawyers on a flexible basis. We have very ambitious plans to help improve retention in the profession and ensure people can work as they want, when they want.”
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The journey so far

We are proud of everything the Flex team has achieved working with our clients, paralegals, lawyers and trainees. Some of our numbers so far:
  • 5,000+ paralegals
  • 300+ lawyers
  • 300+ law graduates helped to obtain training contracts
  • 350+ clients
  • 3,000+ paralegals and lawyers found work to date
  • Over 15,000 timesheets
  • 15 Flex Trainees placed so far
In the press
Who we are

Our values mean a lot to us


We believe that positivity is key and nothing is impossible. We will always try to go above and beyond.


We care about you, your story, ambitions and how you're doing today.


We will always try to reply to you within an hour and try to be helpful.