We Are Axis

Exceptional service from highly experienced professionals at a fair price

We Are Axis

Exceptional service from highly experienced professionals at a fair price

Axis Professional was founded by Richard Antipas and Michael Devlin as like-minded individuals who don’t like the way most professional firms work (or don’t work) for their clients. So, bringing their expertise and experience in legal and commercial disciplines together the business was formed to be different.

We work flexibly for the benefit of our clients with an emphasis on efficient use of technology. Cost efficiency is at the heart of everything we do which means these savings are passed on to clients, delivering the same advice as expensive firms at a much lower price.

We invest in talent, technology and efficiency so we have the best people working with the best systems in a conducive environment. Being flexible, we encourage our people to work from home or wherever and whenever works for them with an emphasis on objectives and outcomes not hours tied to a desk.

Our people are free to manage their time in a way that benefits them and their clients which means we are not forced to fit into fixed times of the day. With most meetings conducted online we can see clients quicker and provide solutions sooner.

Our emphasis is on delivering quality legal services and not on geography which is why we are not on the high street and we haven’t invested in unnecessarily large offices for our clients to pay for and how we can act for clients anywhere in England & Wales.

Our Journey


Our story begins when we were established as a professional services division within EFCIS; an FCA regulated credit insurance provider, to provide additional support in credit management, collections and debt recovery to over 150 credit insured clients.


We partner with a third-party regulated law firm and begin providing legal services to credit insured uninsured clients.


Our services are spun out in a new limited company called EFCIS Law as a joint venture between EFCIS and our legal services partner company. EFCIS becomes the first independent credit insurance specialist with “in-house” credit management, debt recovery and legal capability and wins its first prestigious national Credit Today award.


Our services to credit insurance are again recognised as EFCIS becomes the first credit insurance specialist to win Credit Today awards in consecutive years.


Now with a senior management team of five directors, three of whom are practising solicitors, we begin broadening our service offering to include other areas of legal practice and professional services beyond supporting credit insurance.


We become an alternative business structure (ABS) regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority and as a stand-alone law firm bring the provision of regulated legal services fully in-house for the first time.


After strong growth over a sustained period which sees our turnover and profitability increase we complete a management buy-out and become independent of EFCIS and our former legal services provider with a name change to Axis Professional Services. We launch our services as Simply Litigation, Axis TradePay, Axis AccountSure, Key2 Conveyancing and Separ8.


Continuing sustained organic growth providing credit management, debt recovery, dispute resolution, family law and residential conveyancing we complete key appointments of heads of department in our core legal practice areas and business development enabling our directors to focus on growing and managing the business.

Our Values

Approachable, we know we deal with difficult circumstances often using legal jargon – we’re here to help, there’s no need to feel overwhelmed.

Focused, we’re dedicated to achieving the best outcomes possible for you.

Progressive, we’re all for embracing technology to make your (and our!) life easier.

Adaptable, we work flexibly and understand you are an individual. Location isn’t important, we will support you effectively wherever you are in England or Wales.

Fair, we treat you, our team and everyone we work with equitably, courteously and with respect.

Highly recommended!!

A rare ability in a solicitor to put you at immediate ease. He makes what can be a daunting experience so easy to understand and talks in English rather than “legal speak”. The costs are sensible, the service is brilliant. In short, if you find yourself at this diffcult crossroad in life you can’t go wrong.

Here to help and support, whilst saving you money to give you peace of mind