Legal charities set to merge into ‘streamlined organisation’

13 May 2024 News

By sebra, Adobe

A4ID and LawWorks are to merge into one organisation, with the aim to expand their pro bono impact.

Yasmin Batliwala, chief executive of A4ID and Rebecca Wilkinson, chief executive of LawWorks, said over the past year, the board of trustees from both organisations have been discussing a potential merger between the two charities.

LawWorks and A4ID have now agreed to merge forming a single organisation and hope to complete the merger by mid-summer. 

The chief executives added: “This merger, bringing together two leading charities in the sector offering essential legal support, will result in a more robust, adaptable and streamlined organisation, better equipped to address the growing demand we face.

“The merged entity will, amongst other things, be a combined brokerage for the provision of domestic and international pro bono legal assistance for individuals, NGOs and community-based organisations.

“The merger will bring many positive changes benefitting us all and our shared commitment to the pro bono sector and our drive to make a difference will remain at the forefront of our endeavours, enabling us to achieve even more.”

LawWorks most recently reported an income of £1.18m with the Charity Commission, while A4ID had an income of £1.84m.

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