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, 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.
What Systems Can You Use?
Ascentant Cashiers are experienced in using a range of systems, including, but not limited to:
Aderant, Eclipse, Lexis, Nexis, Tikit, P4W, Advanced Legal, Elite, Linetime, Timeslice, Civica, Insight, Quill, Clio, Klyant, Select Legal, DPS, LEAP, SOS Legal.
To see if we can work with a system not listed, contact us.
Ascentant are also able to recommend a Practice Manage System for new firms or those looking to migrate to a new system.
MEET THE TEAM
Marie O Reilly
Deciding to Outsource an integral part of your business is a big thing. You may ask why you should trust Ascentant to deliver your Outsourced Legal Cashiering? And what the future holds for Ascentant?
We have a wealth of business knowledge between us and with that knowledge, have provisions for if things go wrong.
We have a full business continuity plan to direct us if things go wrong. Should there be an incident keeping us from our premises, a key member of staff being unavailable or system failure – We have backup premises, available staff and we work very securely in the Cloud – Minimising any disruption to service.
We have Professional Indemnity Insurance, Business Interruption and Office Insurance in addition to Keyman/Key Person Insurance for key members of staff.
Ascentant has access to private funds as and when required to fund shortfalls, expansion or other events under which it may need access to capital.
Ascentant intend to remain privately owned and to grow organically with client demand, providing comprehensive and reliable business support.
We want to become known for the specialism, knowledge and service that we are able to provide, nurturing client relationships and growing with them.
We aim to develop a client portal in the future along with electronic slips and forms to streamline the workflow process.