Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

Matt Ingham Matt Ingham

Matt Ingham

Since 2010 Matt has been advising high net worth individuals with regard to complex International Protection claims involving political persecution and corporate raiding as well as Public Law and Human Rights based applications.


In particular, Matt advises clients in relation to asylum claims, defending extradition requests, judicial review claims, human rights and removals cases. Matt's breadth of experience allows him to adopt an inter-disciplinary approach and ensures that he is well-placed to develop creative, strategic solutions to assist and protect clients, and to work alongside Payne Hicks Beach's reputation protection and civil litigation teams.

Matt has acted for high profile individuals and has been at the forefront of significant cases in the asylum field. He has experience of making asylum claims whilst simultaneously defending extradition requests. Together with his colleagues in the reputation and civil litigation teams, he is also able to deploy different legal tools to assist the client such as making and defending civil proceedings based on allegations of fraud and defamation all linked to the underlying corporate raiding attempt. The cases he has worked on range across a number of jurisdictions. Matt's experience has extended to challenging Interpol red flag notices and reputational audits on behalf of private individuals and corporate entities as well as advising on claims against the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Home Office on the basis of negligence, implied contractual terms and misfeasance in public office.

In addition Matt has a breadth of experience of human right-based judicial review applications in the context of Immigration with broad advisory and court experience in complex proceedings of this nature.

Matt also works closely with the non-contentious Immigration team with regard to Tier 1 (Investor) visas, British citizenship and Indefinite Leave to Remain applications, often with a discretionary element and for applications interlinking with on-going litigation.

Matt is listed as a Rising Star in The Legal 500 UK 2020 publication.

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