Oliver Ingham

Year of Call: 2015
Email Address: oliver.ingham@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 020 7583 8055

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Oliver has a wide range of experience in both the County Court and the High Court, and has appeared in both the Chancery Division and the Queen's Bench Division Interim Applications Courts.

Oliver has also participated in a number of Commercial Mediations, particularly in the area of Building Contractor disputes and Professional Negligence.

Most recently, Oliver has been instructed on a Queen's Bench Division on a larger tortious interference claim making use of the Collective/Representative provisions in Part 19 of the CPR.

Oliver regularly appears in the winding-up Court, and also in more substantial applications before the registrars in the Rolls Building. In particular, Oliver has recently acted on a trial regarding disputed debts/abuse of process. Oliver also enjoys purusing and defending Bankruptcy petitions- particularly where arguments of unreasonable refusal of offers are concerned.

Oliver also undertakes a variety of drafting work in the area of Insolvency, including by settling proceedings for Claims by liquidators against former delinquent directors.

Recent cases

  • X Markets Technologies v Davies [2016] (High Court, Chancery Division) acted for the Company in a counter-claim against a former employee for breach of a non-disclosure and a non-compete agreement.
  • Re Stamford Construction [2016] (Companies Court) acted for the Creditors in a claim against Stamford Construction arising out of a failed Creditors Voluntary arrangement.
  • Aviva PLC v Teresa Remirez [2016] (High Court, Chancery Division) acted for Aviva.
  • C B v RO and others (Advising and settling pleadings for Negligence claim against Barrister)
  • Sutherland v Sutherland [2016] (Britsol District Registry, Chancery Division) Successfully resisted an abuse of process application.
  • Averox Limited v Irvings (A Firm) [2016] (Solicitors Negligence)

Trusts Litigation/Private Client
Oliver has a keen interest in defending Claims brought under the Inheritance Act 1975, as well as on advising Spousal/Co-habitant and Adult Child claimants. He also has an interest in Costs in the context of Probate generally.

  • Re Anthony Robert Ball [2016] (High Court, Chancery Division) (Awaiting Neutral Citation), a Part 64 Claim against the Executor of an Estate for an account and inquiry, detailed assessment of the costs of administration and a declaration as to the true interpretation of the Will. Oliver successfully argued that his clients (the beneficiary) interpretation was correct, and that the Executor was in error. The Claim also considered the extent to which Executors are entitled to their costs depending on the extent to which they are neutral.
  • Re Anthony Robert Ball (Prospective Costs) [2016] (High Court, Chancery Division) (Awaiting Neutral Citation), Oliver successfully obtained a Prospective Costs Order for a beneficiary in advance of bringing proceedings against the Executor for a variety of relief under CPR Part 64. The Order was made awarding the beneficiary his indemnity costs in advance from the Estate to cover the cost of the Claim.
  • FH v J [2016] (High Court, Family Division) (Ongoing) on a Claim against a £1,3000,000 Oliver acted for the sole beneficiary of an estate defending a claim brought by a co-habitant partner of 9 years.
  • As a pupil Oliver assisted on Kaur v Dhaliwal [2014] All ER (D) 164 (Jun), a major Court of Appeal decision which changed the approach of the Courts to the two-year requirement for cohabitation.


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Academic qualifications

  • University of Exeter, LLB Law: 1st class degree (top 1st in all three years) (2013)
  • University of Oxford, Bachelor of Civil Law (2014)


  • Lord Mansfield Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Sunley Pupillage Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Hardwike Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)
  • Sweet and Maxwell Prize (Top 3rd year)
  • Oxford University Press Prize (Top 2nd year)
  • Routledge Prize (Top 1st year)
  • Bracton Law Prize
  • Christina Sachs Law Prize
  • Exeter Advocacy Prize
  • Oxford University Law Faculty Prize (Individual Paper)
  • SNR Denton Prize (Commercial Awareness)
  • DLA Piper Prize

Direct Access

Oliver Ingham is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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