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Mark Higgins

Chairman of Ascent & Partner


Mark is a Partner and Chairman of Ascent, a specialist law firm providing debt recovery and litigation services. He also sits on the Executive Board for Business Legal Services at Irwin Mitchell. 

Mark is also a regular contributor to leading UK journals and has written two books.

Recent highlights:

  • Maintaining the firm’s relationships with major financial clients such as RBS, Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC and UK Asset Resolutions.
  • As Chairman of Ascent, he has furthered the overall business growth supported by a culture of regulatory compliance, ambitious market-specific objectives, acquisitions and introduction of innovative services to ensure that Ascent is recognised both among debt recovery law firms and externally as the undisputed market leader.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 15/12/2017
    Glasgow-Based Firm Continues Winning Tradition At Credit & Collections Technology Awards

    “This award underpins the commitment from everyone at Ascent, and the continued investment into our business to ensure we deliver market leading solutions which safeguard the interest of customers at all times.”

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  • 11/12/2017
    Refugee Charity To Benefit After Glasgow Lawyers Smash Fundraising Target

    “The Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation has been an incredible success since its launch and its 20th anniversary is undoubtedly something to celebrate. “We are immensely proud to have been able to support a host of fantastic causes down the years and are committed to helping many more going forward. “The fundraising drive across October was fantastic fun and we are delighted to be able to pass on a donation to support the incredible and vital work of Refuweegee.”

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  • 04/10/2017
    Ascent Wins Prestigious Credit Excellence Award

    “This award recognises the hard work that all our colleagues in Ascent have put in to ensuring we offer the best customer experience – and deliver the best customer outcomes – in our markets. “Our clients already recognise the strength of our position in these areas - and in compliance more generally. “This hard won external recognition of our team’s efforts by the awards judges is also very welcome.”

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  • 11/07/2017
    Ascent Announces New Partnership With The FSB

    "Ascent is delighted to be partnering with the leading member organisation for small businesses." "We already act for thousands of SMEs across the UK, some of which are FSB members, and we know that late payments can threaten their survival. Together we want to give back businesses all the time they spend chasing a payment, allowing them to concentrate on the core activities."

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