Payne Hicks Beach adds partner to Citizenship and Immigration practice

London law firm, Payne Hicks Beach, has appointed Matt Ingham as a Partner. Ingham will join the Citizenship and Immigration Team at the firm from Mishcon de Reya, specialising in private International Protection (asylum) work, and his appointment is effective immediately.

Ingham's practice encompasses advising on complex International Protection claims involving political persecution and corporate raiding. He is particularly known for advising high profile individuals in connection with some of the most significant cases in the asylum field. He also has experience of defending extradition requests as well as human rights, reputation protection and judicial review claims. Additionally he been instructed to challenge Interpol red flag notices. Ingham also has a wealth of experience advising on non-contentious immigration matters, including Tier 1 (Investor) and Indefinite Leave to Remain applications. His client base consists of high net worth individuals and corporate businesses. Ingham has been cited in leading legal directory, Legal 500.

Ingham says: “I am very pleased to be joining Payne Hicks Beach at an important time for the Citizenship and Immigration practice. I look forward to using my experience to further develop our offering to meet our clients’ needs in a range of contentious and non-contentious immigration matters.”
Ingham will work closely alongside Payne Hicks Beach’s wider Citizenship and Immigration Team which advises on the full range of UK immigration applications, comprising a broad variety of personal and business immigration. The Team works closely with other departments within the firm to provide a wide service to clients, including on specialist tax matters.
Robert Brodrick, Chair of Management Board at Payne Hicks Beach, says:
“On behalf of the firm, I would like to extend a warm welcome to our most recent Partner hire, Matt Ingham. Matt’s capabilities particularly in the field of asylum will be a valuable addition to the Citizenship and Immigration Team as it continues to expand, working closely with departments across the firm. Strategic external hires are part of our growth strategy alongside developing our outstanding internal talent.”