Hägen Wolf makes strategic Partner hire

Hägen Wolf makes strategic Partner hire

This article was published on: 11th April 2022

Welcome to Richard Robinson who joins the team as a Partner, from the Leeds office of Knights.

Richard has over 14 years’ experience as a specialist property litigator having trained and qualified at Ward Hadaway before working for over ten years at Shulmans LLP and Knights Plc.

Richard assists clients with property interests, in assessing and mitigating the risks associated with property ownership or occupation including advice on such issues as forfeiture, opposed lease renewals, possession claims, trespass, nuisance claims, boundary disputes, easement disputes and restrictive covenants. Richard has recent and long-standing expertise in litigating significant interim and terminal dilapidations claims for which he has been recognised in the Legal 500. He has acted for funds, REITS, business park owners and corporate occupiers in relation to substantial assets which are the subject of such claims.


Richard also works with clients and property professionals on matters relating to property disrepair in other areas such as forfeiture, specific performance, service charge disputes and contested lease renewals pursuant to ground (a) of section 30(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.

Richard has given many seminars to the RICS and other groups of property professionals nationwide especially in relation to dilapidations, the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and active asset management.

Richard said: “I am delighted to join Matt and the team at an exciting time in Hagen Wolf’s growth. Respected nationwide by peers and property professionals alike for providing bespoke property solutions for their clients, I look forward to working with the specialist property litigation team as we look to build on the successes achieved to date.

Commenting on the appointment, Matt Pugh, managing partner  said: “I am delighted to welcome Richard to the team. He is a leading property litigation lawyer with an astute business head and plenty of strategic savvy. His extensive experience in dilapidations and telecoms case is already making a big impact, with 15 new dilapidations cases coming through the door already this week. It’s clear that our approach of investing in the personal and professional development of every lawyer continues to attract great talent.  The opportunities for lawyers joining this firm are unlimited.”

Hägen Wolf launched in January 2020 and has grown despite the challenges to the property sector created by the pandemic. Its innovative approach has helped clients across the UK and has led to a string of awards, including Yorkshire’s ‘Law Firm of the Year’.

Richard is one of three recent hires for Hägen Wolf is as many weeks, which comes following a period of 30% growth for the boutique practice and serves not only to strengthen our exclusive property litigation offering but facilitate our continued growth into 2023.”

You can contact Hägen Wolf via email hello@hagenwolf.co.uk, telephone on 0330 320 1440 or through our online contact form.

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