Oliver’s primary commercial interest is in financial services and banking. Prior to coming to the bar Oliver worked as a Risk Analyst with a particular focus on AIM and secondary markets.
Oliver is currently instructed on two commercial court matters in his own right:
- A £1,000,000 commercial fraud claim against a former de facto director relating to the illicit diversion of business away from the company to a competitor
- A £1,200,000 claim (brought under FSMA 2000) in relation to a dispute over unsecured bond agreements (more particularly a civil action for breach of the COBS rules)
Oliver is also currently acting on a number of matters in the Chancery Division, including:
- Defending a £1,000,000 claim relating to a secured finance agreement on the basis of illegality and FSMA 2000
- A claim against a private share market for damages exceeding £1,000,000 relating to a refusal to list shares.
Oliver occasionally appears in the Queen’s Bench Division, most recently in relation to a claim involving breach of confidence/privacy/libel (in a commercial context). Oliver has also appeared in the Technology and Construction Court in disputes where there is a “chancery” element to the case.
The following cases are examples of Oliver’s recent/on-going commercial work:
- ROVOP v Install Sarl  (Mercantile Court) (Moulder J) (Proceedings relating to the interpretation of a settlement agreement in a £700,000 claim over international supply agreements)
- Greenland Mining Management and ors v Persons Unknown  EWHC (QB) 18 (King J) (Injunction in the context of financial services)
- X Market Technologies v Davies  (Chancery Division) (Abuse of process/dispute as to enforceability of contractual/liquidated damages clause)
- Oliver is being lead by David Berkley QC on a solicitor/partnership dispute
- Assisting as one of many juniors in a large international litigation regarding the oil and gas sector.
Oliver is instructed in the upcoming trial of two Companies Court actions relating to preferences, director misfeasance and alleged fraud. More generally:
- Oliver regularly attends Winding-Up Court (including the trial of disputed debt petitions) and attends the Interim Applications Court to obtain injunctions restraining presentation of a petition
- Public examinations
- Bankruptcy petitions (including the trial of whether offers have been unreasonably refused, and petitions with an international element)
- Insolvency claims in the context of probate
Oliver has a keen interest in costs-only insolvency work. Recently Oliver has advised in relation to an application to set aside default costs certificates issued in insolvency proceedings and has advised on the subsequent detailed assessment proceedings (inter-parties and trustee costs) before the SCCO. Oliver is happy to advise on the drafting and preparation of costs proceedings (points of objection/precedent A/R etc).
- 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
- STEP (Affiliate)
- Member of the Chancery Bar Association
- Member of the Association of Costs Lawyers
Oliver Ingham is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.More Information