Ascentant was founded in 2016 by Kevin Drew, a seasoned Legal Cashier with many 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, Financial Controlling, 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 Accounts Management in addition to general Bookkeeping and Accountancy support.
Kevin is the Managing Director of Ascentant and has many 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 a niche Legal Consultancy. 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.