Winner – Best Property Litigation Firm – UK 2022
Lawyer International Legal 100
Firm to Watch
Winner – Law Firm of the Year (Small)
Yorkshire Legal Awards 2021
Winner – Best Property Litigation Firm – UK 2021
Lawyer International Legal 100
Winner – Best Property Litigation Firm 2021
SME Legal Awards 2021
“Fantastic working knowledge of the law and commercial approach to dispute resolution”
Chambers & Partners 2021
Finalist – Niche Law Firm of the Year 2020
Yorkshire Legal Awards
Hägen Wolf is a boutique law firm based in Leeds and London specialising exclusively in property litigation. Our complete focus on contentious property issues gives us a level of expertise, industry knowhow and commercial savvy that is hard to find. It also opens the door to true collaboration with other law firms and property professionals with whom we work seamlessly as part of their extended family of trusted advisors, strengthening offerings and enhancing goodwill.
We work with major transport operators, property investors, off-shore trusts, charities, retailers, manufacturers, restauranteurs, recruitment agencies, schools, farmers, religious institutions, developers and individuals from all manner of backgrounds based not only in the UK, but across the world, from Newcastle to New York. We like to win, particularly when the odds are stacked against us, and we work hard (and smart) to achieve our client’s objectives, whether that be by making peace or war.
As a business we measure our success not by our turnover, or how many partners we have, but by the only thing that matters – client satisfaction. We rigorously harvest client feedback and monitor the Net Promoter Scores of not just the firm (which we benchmark against some of the leading brands in the world), but also the scores of individual lawyers, who are incentivised to maintain high levels of client satisfaction.
Meet the Team
Finalist – Niche Law Firm of the Year 2021
Finalist – Small Law Firm of the Year 2021
Over the years with firstly dealing with a rent review and then actually losing our shop to redevelopment the support we have received from HW has been outstanding. PC was recommended to me and throughout this time we found him to be very professional and supportive. On a personal level I cannot recommend anyone better to take care of your affairs.
Hagen Wolf are a fantastic company to work with. They offer clear, practical advice and they are always easily accessible at short notice. It was a pleasure to be a part of their London Launch.
The team at Hägen Wolf understand the business-critical nature of our property assets. It’s vital that we have a legal partner that can act quickly to protect our interests and ensure we can deliver great service to our customers
My business has called upon the guidance and expertise of Matt and the team on a number of occasions to assist in management of our commercial/property portfolio. We have always found the advice to be of an extremely high quality and delivered in a friendly, easy to understand ‘language’. We will continue to use Matt and the team and would certainly recommend them without hesitation.
Matthew Pugh is a highly experienced property litigator. He has worked with major clients on a range of landlord and tenant, right of way and boundary disputes. He is very focused on getting a sensible, commercial answer for his clients. He’s very good at stripping away the irrelevance and identifying what the real question. He has fantastic working knowledge of the law and a commercial approach to dispute resolution, while also being very effective tactically.
Matt and his team are our ‘go to’ choice for property litigation advice. They never fail to field queries and deal with referrals in a timely, pragmatic and client focussed way. It really is a great help to have a true specialist in this field to refer clients to when they need it.
As an owner of a boutique law firm I understand from first-hand experience the importance of engaging the right lawyer for the right job. Matt and Phil are exactly that – experts in their niche area of property litigation. We regularly refer our clients to them when needed and have no hesitation in recommending them!
As lawyers who focus only on transactional and non-contentious work it is important for us to work alongside litigation solicitors who understand our clients’ requirements and who are able to deal with matters that fall outside of our remit. For a number of years we have worked with Matt and his team and do not hesitate to place them in front of our clients when they require litigation assistance. Matt’s attitude is pragmatic, commercial, and also (importantly) approachable. The team’s “fit” with Ashworths is a good one, and an important one.
Matt has advised us on 3 or 4 occasions over the last 5 years and we have found his advice straight forward and commercially sensible and it has enabled us to proceed with confidence and avoid unnecessary and costly disputes.
Matt Pugh was our Solicitor during a case with Slough Council, and if we didn’t win we would not have been able to open our Pharmacy there. He worked effortlessly for us and was always on hand, he could be contacted immediately and was very thorough. I would have no hesitation in recommending him as he is an excellent solicitor.
Hi Matt. Just a quick e-mail to say how grateful Cath and I are for all the help and professional advice you have given to us during our recent case. Both you and Phil Copley have been outstanding and have left no stone unturned in what has been an arduous journey for us to defend the action brought against us. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you and your legal team to anyone in need of your services.
I have known and worked with Matt and Phil in a private and professional capacity for some years now, and it is my intention to continue to do so. Their attention to the smallest detail is to be congratulated. They’re always on hand for advice and that has always been accurate, timely and thorough. A modern approach to a traditional profession.
Matt and his team are approachable, incredibly responsive and deliver the good on time every time. He also played a key role before I moved to GTR in helping to reduce First Capital Connect’s debtor ledger and developing strategies to maximise rental income. He is always there when you need him and understands what we want.
Many thanks for your support throughout what had been a very stressful event for me. Can’t thank you, Matt and Phil enough
Many thanks for your prompt replies to queries and for the legal expertise you have provided. I has helped to reduce the stress involved, enormously
Thanks for all your help with the case. I have found it easy to work with you.
Once again many thanks for an outstanding job as such short notice
Happy to say that I have been using Matt and Phil for my many complicated property related litigation matters and have always found them very helpful and understanding. Their approach to property litigation is positive and unique. I feel great pleasure in recommending their services to my clients and other friends & family members
Matt defended us from litigation by a supplier. Spotting a mistake in their case, he exploited this to our advantage and ultimately saved us from a costly reimbursement. If you want a combative yet tactical solicitor, I would highly recommend
Matt is my go-to property litigator. As the owner of a specialist property law firm it is imperative that we have the access to the best possible advice and Matt has never been found wanting. His breadth of knowledge is extraordinary, and he delivers this is an easy to understand, helpful and constructive manner which I and my clients are delighted with. I genuinely could not recommend his work highly enough.
I have acted as an Expert Witness instructed by Matt Pugh on a wide range of property disputes, for a number of years. These have included both commercial and residential property and where disputes have centred on current and retrospective values. I enjoy receiving instructions from Matt as he brings a focused approach to what is required of me – and this clearly reflects that to his clients no matter how complicated the issues. When asked to refer a solicitor to my clients on property litigation matters we often recommend Matt.
I just wanted to drop you a line to say a heartfelt thank you for your help, support and advice these last 2 years through what has had to be one of the most difficult parts of life all told.Your advice in handling this matter has been absolutely on the money and I am so glad I followed it to the letter. You have read the situation like mystic Meg and got it right all of the way along, which has brought the outcome, that I thought would never come.