About us

History

 

Ascentant was founded in late 2015 by Kevin Drew, a seasoned Legal Cashier with over 13 years experience of working with Legal Practices in London. We now work across the East Midlands from our Derby office, covering Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester and London. 
Having progressed to Cashier Management roles, Kevin assisted with the set up of several high profile US Law Firms in the UK, advising on everything from compliance with Solicitors Accounts Rules and Anti Money Laundering to VAT, Payroll and Partner Taxation. 
It was while working with some of the smaller UK start ups that the need became apparent for flexible, on demand, part time Legal Cashiering rather than recruiting a full time, in house Legal Cashier. In addition to this, smaller practices pushed on space and resources, were exploring “offsite” possibilities. From this, Kevin explored, developed and launched Ascentant, providing Outsourced Legal Cashiering in addition to general Bookkeeping and Accountancy support.

 


The Team

Kevin Drew ILFM (Dip)crop1

Managing Director

01332 897356 | Kevin@ascentant.co.uk

Legal Cashiering | Payroll | VAT | Bookkeeping

Kevin is the Managing Director of Ascentant and has over thirteen years’ experience of working within the Cashiering or Finance Departments of Law Firms such as DLA Piper, HFW, WFW, Goodwin Procter and Edwards Wildman prior to joining Legal Consultancy, Kindleworth.
Kevin is ILFM qualified and advises Legal Practices on compliance with the Solicitors Accounts Rules, VAT and Regulatory issues. Kevin provides training to COFA’s and supervises the Legal Cashiering function.

 


 

Marie Drewry BSc (Hons), MBA, ACCA, ACMA

Accountant 

01332 897356 | Accounts@ascentant.co.uk

Management Accounting | Accounting | Tax

Marie is the Managing Accountant at Ascentant and having previously run her own successful Accountancy Practice, advises Ascentant clients on tax and accounting issues in addition to providing Legal Practices with monthly management accounts.

 


 

Clare Stewart MCIPD MA

HR Consultant

01332 897356 | info@ascentant.co.uk

Human Resources

Clare has over 20 years of experience in HR and provides assistance with staff handbooks, employee contracts, legislation, policies and procures, employee retention and training and development in addition to absence management, grievances and disciplinary procedures.

 

 

Ascentant Limited, Laurie House, Colyear Street, Derby, DE1 1LA 
Ascentant Limited, 86-90 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4NE 
01332 897356 | info@ascentant.co.uk
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