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Matt Ingham

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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.

Matt advises high net worth clients in relation to political asylum, judicial review, appeals, complex 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 where required.



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 also extended to challenging Interpol red flag notices.

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

He also works closely with the non-contentious Immigration team with regard to UK 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 “Top Recommended Immigration Lawyer” in the Spear’s 500 2024.

Chambers UK 2024 ranks Matt in the category of Immigration: Human Rights, Asylum and Deportation (UK-wide).

The Legal 500 UK 2024 ranks Matt as a Next Generation Partner, he is described as “one of the leading asylum lawyers” and a superstar.

Chambers High Net Worth 2023 ranks Matt as a Leading Individual and describes him as: “amazing, really human, cares deeply about the cases and is very good at understanding issues regarding human rights law.” “aware of and sensitive to client concerns and can always be counted on to answer promptly and clearly and to offer practical advice.” and “extremely sharp and keeps the client at the centre of everything.”

Matt is ranked as a “Top Recommended Immigration Lawyer” in the Spear’s 500 2024 and is listed in the Spear’s Immigration Lawyers Index 2024.

Matt Ingham has been listed as a Next Generational Partner by The Legal 500 2021, 2022 and 2023.