City law firm GSC Solicitors LLP has achieved outstanding success in the Legal 500 UK 2015 Directory rankings. The firm has been ranked in Tier 3 for its specialist Hotel & Leisure team, and has also been ranked in five other categories including Commercial Property, Property Finance, Commercial Litigation, Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate and London Real Estate.

The 2015 rankings reinforce the reputation of the twelve partner firm which is renowned for its high profile commercial property, corporate and private wealth expertise.

The firm’s real estate team was described by the Legal 500 as “acting for a number of household names, such as Universal Music, Channel 4 and EMI, the team is headed by Harvey Posener, who has a good rapport with his clients and a commendable commercial approach, giving excellent advice on contentious and non-contentious matters.”

The specialist property finance team is “headed by Peter Belcher, with able support from Matthew Phillips, acting for amongst others, Queensway Group, QN Hotels and Tinseltown.”

GSC’s highly regarded personal tax, trusts and probate team is described as “specialising in advising ultra-high net worth individuals from Asia, Africa, Russia and the Middle East. Senior partner Saleem Sheikh is recommended due to his considerable tax expertise.”

The firm’s commercial litigation practice is also ranked in 2015 following the ground-breaking Supreme Court decision on behalf of Daejan Investments Ltd which, after a six-year dispute, re-evaluated key powers of the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal and led to the demise of the ‘Zuckermann dissent’.

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Commenting on the rankings, GCS Senior Partner Saleem Sheikh said: “The Legal 500 directory is an independent guide to the best performing law firms in the UK. We are delighted that GSC continues to be recognised for our strength in commercial property, personal tax, trusts, probate and litigation and the importance we place on providing innovative legal services to our clients.”