Flexible legal support

Flexible legal support (or flexible legal resourcing) is an increasingly popular option for businesses. A lawyer is introduced to work within your team on a temporary placement. The purpose might be to cover an absence, to increase capacity during a busy period or to implement a project requiring additional skills.


Source by Temple Bright

Source Professional Support Limited is a flexible legal support business launched by Temple Bright founders Tim Summers and Justyn McIlhinney and partner Peter Workman. It trades as Source by Temple Bright, reflecting the shared vision of the two businesses and their active collaboration.

Source puts forward carefully selected and vetted lawyers from the Source Panel, whose background is in leading commercial firms or in-house legal teams. Source provides flexible legal support to corporates, public bodies, SMEs and professional firms.

Source clients are guided personally by Source CEO Peter Workman. As a practising solicitor with over two decades’ experience of corporate transactions and advising in-house legal teams, with eight years leading the flexible legal support business at each of PwC and KPMG while a corporate partner, Peter brings the benefit of his pragmatism, sound judgement and extensive experience of both commercial legal practice and the flexible legal support market.


The Source Panel

The Source Panel includes several of the Temple Bright partners, who regularly carry out work for clients on in-house placements. It also includes a wider group of senior lawyers outside Temple Bright, who are pursuing a flexible career and have joined the Panel to this end.

In maintaining an extensive Panel of high calibre individuals, Source is ideally equipped to put forward solutions and candidates matched to its clients’ needs. However, its offering is further enhanced by its active collaboration with Temple Bright.


Benefits of the collaboration

By uniting the virtues of flexible legal support with those of an innovative law firm operating a lean, partner-only structure, Source and Temple Bright can offer clients several significant benefits:

  • A streamlined full service. We can provide a uniquely cost-effective, high quality one-stop-shop for in-house placements, project teams, and call-off support for discrete legal tasks. We offer the best legal support for an hour or a year, or anything between.
  • Hybrid senior teams. In some cases, our CEO Peter may suggest that the best and most cost-effective way to achieve your aims is a hybrid team, where Source lawyer(s) placed with you work alongside Temple Bright partner(s) advising you through the firm. Our hybrid teams are distinguished by the high quality and experience level of all the lawyers, their cohesion and consistency of approach, and the competitive rates offered by Source and Temple Bright for individuals of this calibre.
  • Access to specialist partners. Source lawyers placed with you not only have access to Temple Bright’s resources but can also (if you wish) obtain quick and confidential input in niche areas from the firm’s specialist partners, ahead of instructing the firm.

There are also benefits for Temple Bright’s lawyers, as described on our Careers page.


Learn more and contact Source

Further information about Source and flexible legal support can be found on the Source website,

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