The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Living Wage
Work 020 7296 2000
Fax 020 7296 2001

Mathew Ditchburn

Work +44 20 7296 2000
Hogan Lovells US LLP

Work Department



Mathew is one of the UK's leading authorities in property litigation. Working with investors, occupiers and a range of other stakeholders, Mathew takes a commercial approach to resolving property disputes: get the facts straight and the law right, know what your strengths are, what you really need and what you can live without, and devise a strategy to suit. He helps clients to think laterally and find creative solutions to even the most intractable property disputes.

London: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Mathew Ditchburn - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Within: Property litigation

Hogan Lovells International LLP offers a ‘top tier experience from a client perspective’ with ‘leading experts providing excellent quality advice’. The group is ‘undoubtedly at the top’ and has added British Land to a list of clients including Qatari Diar and the Crown Estate. The ‘astute tactician’ Nicholas Cheffings is ‘head and shoulders above any other property litigator’ and leads the team together with the ‘young and energetic, leader in his fieldMathew Ditchburn. Cheffings and senior associate Paul Tonkin are ‘the best in class on rent reviews’ while Ditchburn specialises in insolvency-related matters. His recent work includes acting for a number of institutional landlords in a notable case for CVAs which resulted from the liquidation of BHS Limited. The group also represented the Libyan Investment Authority in a case of false representation for land stated to be valued at £21m. Tim Reid is recommended for his ‘very good technical knowledge’ as is Katie Dunn who is praised as an ‘iron first in a velvet glove’.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments by:
Hogan Lovells US LLP

  • Hong Kong Enacts Competition Law

    After years of debate, on 14 June 2012 and in its last days of office, the Legislative Council finally enacted Hong Kong’s first cross- sector competition law.
    - Hogan Lovells

Legal Developments in London

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • The legal difference between a consultant and an employee according to Nicaraguan Law

    Knowing the legal difference between a consultant and an employee is important for a company that needs to hire someone in Nicaragua or for a person interested in rendering services for a company or another person, due to the fact that the nature of the contractual relationship will determine many factors that both parties must be aware of before executing the contracting modality that will govern the relationship between them - the nature of the contractual relationship impacts on the employment benefits, tax implications and liabilities that the parties must comply with according to the law.  labor_law_in_nicaragua
  • Single director - shareholder Companies according to the Nicaraguan legal system

    What is a Single Shareholder and Director legal entity?
  • Business in Nicaragua- The Most Important Changes in the Recent Tax Reform

    In recent years, the country ́s the government has been committed to improving Taxation in Nicaragua and attempting to follow the legislative model used by some of the other countries in the region. Starting January 1st, 2013, a new tax law (Law No. 822, Tax Concertation Law) came into force in and completely changed the taxation system in Nicaragua. Two years later a new law was issued by the National Assembly containing more than 80 amendments, additions and repeals (Law No 891) which came into force December 18th, 2014.