Ascent Commercial

Ascent is a specialist debt recovery firm and the UK’s most successful for legal collections and recoveries.


SRA ID: 570670

Ascent Commercial specialises in business to business debt collection and recovery. Although we are based in the UK and deal with UK debt, we also act for a number of the world’s largest corporates to provide credit management services across the globe.

Our activity spans office based collections to litigation and where required a field team which is able to have intelligent conversations with customers.

Our commercial team specialises in the collection of current and overdue invoices for all types of businesses – working with accounts and finance managers in small businesses, through to credit managers and credit directors from global corporations and banking institutions.

We take time to understand your business and your challenges and work with you to build a collection solution that will deliver value and measurable results.

We have a great deal of experience working across a multitude of sectors including construction, automotive, gas supply, ICT, brewing, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), finance & banking and business services. On the international side, we benefit from a rich pool of international graduates from the universities in Sheffield. We currently offer various language capabilities and are able to cover additional languages through arrangements where required.

Finally, we successfully operate for a number of clients a full outsourced credit management function, both nationally and internationally. With appropriate compliance arrangements, this can be white labelled where required.

We have been providing outsourced collections solutions for over a decade – and in all cases, the key to success is to work closely with our clients to understand their exact needs and deliver a service which helps them meet their business performance targets.

Our Services include:

  • Telephone & Letter collection
  • Judgement
  • Return of Goods
  • Asset Recovery
  • Charging Orders
  • Attachment of Earnings
  • Warrants of Execution
  • High Court Enforcement
  • Orders to Obtain Information
  • Bankruptcy
  • Complex Litigation

Once instructed, we will endeavour to progress recovery activity as efficiently as possible, and will aim to action your instruction no later than 48 hours following receipt.

Our licensing services are provided by Barry Hogg and Jane Begley, both Associates with over 30 years tenure at Irwin Mitchell.

To ensure you are clear on the service you'll receive and the price you can expect, please take a look at our prices section.

For more information, please contact

Niall Gilhooley
Chief Executive Officer
E: niall.gilhooley@ascent.co.uk
T: 07918 738 666


Part of the Irwin Mitchell Group

Established in 2009, Ascent is a wholly owned subsidiary of Irwin Mitchell Holdings Ltd, and as such is part of the Irwin Mitchell Group of companies. Today, Irwin Mitchell is the 11th largest law firm in the UK and amongst the top 50 in Europe, operating out of 17 UK offices. It employs over 2800 members of staff, including over 1,000 legally trained personnel.



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