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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

  • 24/01/2019
    Glasgow Lawyers Give Backing To Teenage Cancer Trust Scotland

    “As a firm we have always been passionate about doing what we can to support important causes and organisations through the IMCF and the Charity of the Year initiative. “Teenage Cancer Trust has undertaken incredibly important work to support young people across the UK and we hope that the funds we raise will help the organisation as it continues to assist young people in Scotland. “Helping good causes is a core part of life here at Irwin Mitchell and we are excited about seeing just how much we can do for Teenage Cancer Trust Scotland and our other chosen charities across the coming months.”

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  • 03/08/2018
    Law Firm Helps Karate Club Get Equipped For Parakarate Class

    “I am absolutely delighted that Irwin Mitchell has been able to sponsor this new equipment, ensuring more people have access to karate. “Through our work we have seen on numerous occasions how sport has been able to help our clients with either their recovery or rehabilitation. Unfortunately while there are over 12 million people with disabilities in the UK, only one in six actually takes part in sport regularly.”

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  • 18/04/2018
    Glasgow-Based Firm Looks To Continue Winning Tradition At Credit Awards

    “The Credit Awards are highly regarded in the industry and it’s fantastic to be shortlisted in not one, but two categories at the awards. “These are recognition of all the team’s hard-work and underpin 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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  • 12/04/2018
    Refuweegee To Receive £5,000 Donation From Irwin Mitchell

    “It’s an honour to be able to provide this record donation to a truly fantastic cause in our local community. “Last year we celebrated 20 years of the IMCF and I am delighted that thanks to the creativity and generosity of Irwin Mitchell employees, we made our anniversary year a record breaking one. “Everyone at IM is passionate about giving back to the communities we operate in and making a real difference to the lives of those supported by our Charities of the Year. “We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved last year. Hearing how Refuweegee is going to use the donation, and the positive impact that will have on those coming to the city, is spurring on our staff to think of bigger and better ways to fundraise for this year’s good cause.”

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