Oliver Ingham

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

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Property and Estates


Oliver has a successful practice acting for clients in a wide range of Probate disputes. Oliver has a primary focus on the 1975 Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act but has also acted on several applications to remove Executors under section 50 AJA 1985. Oliver also regularly receives instructions on CPR Part 64 (Non-Contentious) Trusts claims.

Recent representative examples include:

  • Wilson v Lassman (No 2) EWCH Ch 85 (Master Bowles) (Adult Child/Section 4 application)
  • Abbasi v Abassi [2017] EWCH Ch (s50 Application to remove an Executor)
  • Ball v Jackson [2016] EWCH Ch (Pelling J) (Detailed assessment of Executor-Solicitor’s costs)
  • Green v Green [2017] EWCH Ch (Application under section 50 to remove Executor)
  • P v S (Ongoing) (Chancery Division) (Application under s116 to pass over/Beddoes Relief/third party breach of trust claim arising out of an alleged abuse of Lasting Power of Attorney)
  • Salmon v Green [2017] (Non-family Dependent (Carer) 1975 Act Claim)
  • Hulme v Estate of Anthony Ball [2016] EWCH (Fam) (Defending beneficiaries against a Co-habitant 1975 Act Claim against a £1.3mil Estate)
  • F v A (Ongoing) (High Court, Chancery Division) (Co-habitant 1975 Act Claim against a £2,000,000 Estate)
  • V v A (Ongoing) (High Court, Chancery Division) (Spousal 1975 Act Claim against a £1,500,000 Estate)
  • Smith v A (Ongoing) (Chancery Division) (Adult Child 1975 Act Claim involving section 4 and 9 application)
  • W v Y (Ongoing) (High Court, Family Division) (Adult Child 1975 Act Claim, 4 day trial before MacDonald J)
  • A v B (Ongoing) (Central London CC) (Adult Child 1975 Act Claim, 5 day trial before HHJ Madge)
  • C v C (Ongoing) (Central London CC) (Defending Minor Child 1975 Act Claim against £500,000 Estate)
  • Re M (Ongoing) (Central London CC) (Adult Child 1975 Act Claim, section 4 application)
  • Re G (Ongoing) (Central London CC) (Co-habitant 1975 Act Claim against £700,000 Estate)
  • RE H (Ongoing) (Manchester CC) (Defending Co-habitant 1975 Act Claim against £1,200,000 Estate)
  • RE A (Ongoing) (Winchester CC) (Adult Child 1975 Act Claim against a small Estate (£400,000)
  • Re PNG Trust (Ongoing) (High Court, Chancery Division) (Part 64 Claim/Construction Claim)
  • Re X Estate (Ongoing) (High Court, Chancery Division)(Part 64 Claim/Account and Inquiry)
  • Kaur v Dhaliwal [2014] EWCA 1991 Ch; [2014] All ER (D) 164 (Jun) (Co-habitant 1975 Act Appeal concerning the interpretation of “2 years” (as Martin Young’s Pupil assisting post-appeal).

Oliver also has a keen interest in costs-only Probate work. In particular he has acted in relation to the detailed assessment of Executor-Solicitor costs in the Senior Courts Costs Office and enjoys advising about the reasonableness and proportionality of the costs of Estate Administration. In particular, Oliver has an interest in the assessment of Third Party costs by way of account and inquiry (using the procedure in Tim Morris Interiors v Akin Gump) and in the application of  the "one fifth" rule to SCCO proceedings.

Oliver occasionally acts on a CFA basis (usually in 1975 Act Claims involving Spouses or Co-habitants) and is always pleased to discuss options.

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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

Professional bodies

  • STEP (Affiliate)

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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