Cause4 announces new charity sector partnership with Axiom

12th February, 2015

~ more than 30 charities to get pro bono support during 2015 ~

Approximately 30 charities will have access to pro bono legal support thanks to a new partnership between London-based Social Enterprise Cause4 and Axiom, the world’s largest provider of tech-enabled legal services.

The initiative – a part of Axiom Engage, the firm’s CSR programme – will provide Axiom staff the opportunity to impact the community at large and to receive training and mentoring through volunteer and pro bono opportunities.

The new pro bono legal clinic for Cause4 charity and social enterprise clients in London, is just part of a programme of investment from Axiom into a wide range of sector changing initiatives with Cause4.  These include major catalytic philanthropy projects and a new international digital offering for the charity sector.

Axiom’s staff will also undertake training to become charity Trustees as part of Cause4’s Trustee Leadership Programme in partnership with financial services firm Close Brothers. A variety of mentoring and coaching projects will be available for Cause4 staff.

This new partnership with Cause4 will complement Axiom Engage projects in the United States.

Nick West, Managing Director of Axiom UK says ‘Axiom is thrilled to be partnering with Cause4. When we started looking for a local partner for our Axiom Engage, we wanted to find an organisation which reflected our values and mission, and Cause4 really impressed us with their vision to fundamentally change a sector for the better. We have an incredible range of legal talent at Axiom, but our team also consists of highly-skilled experts in business and operations, so we were keen to find a partner who could benefit not only from pro-bono legal advice, but from a whole range of business expertise. Partnering with Cause4 has enabled us to create a programme which includes pro-bono legal advice, mentorship opportunities and an industry-unique charity Trustee training programme.”

Michelle Wright CEO of Cause4 says “When we were approached by Axiom to support the development of Axiom Engage it was like looking in the mirror. To find an organisation committed to sector change and operating a similarly disruptive business model in the legal sector, we felt an immediate synergy in values. We are excited to be working with Axiom on a variety of charity sector change projects that I believe will bring a fresh outlook to the legal and project management needs of charities in the UK.”

The full press release can be viewed here

“Cause4 is an excellent organisation, well connected and clear in its ability to shape and advise. They offer challenge, and will steer stakeholders with diplomacy while holding a clear line on what will move the organisation towards its goals.”

Simon Larter-Evans, Headmaster, St Paul’s Cathedral School