Matthew Phillips

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Matthew Phillips


Areas: Real Estate Lawyers,
Property Finance,
Property Finance

“The difference between GSC and other law firms is the connection we make with clients,” Matthew explains. “It isn’t a transactional thing. Many of our clients have been with us for a long time. There’s a shared relationship – a rapport that removes overbearing formality and enables us to get things done. That’s something that pervades the firm.”

Property expertise

Matthew’s expertise is broad, reflecting what he describes as the “natural ebb and flow” of property work. He specialises in complex commercial property transactions including agreements for lease (including for development sites) and leases, acquisitions and refinancing of owner-occupied and multi-let premises.

He advises general commercial clients (whether as owner-occupiers or tenants), fast food franchise owners/operators, pub portfolio operators, and also overseas investors in relation to their UK property portfolios. He has significant experience in high value residential property transactions.

Matthew has experience in property-based banking transactions and secured lending.  He also has experience in supporting clients with the sale or purchase of pubs which were designated as “assets of community value”.

Finding satisfaction

“I enjoy doing this,” Matthew says. “I like working with my clients and the GSC team here. There’s always interest and variety in what I do. And there’s always satisfaction in helping a client achieve their goal.”

A service to be proud of

“We want our clients to feel that they have enjoyed a first class service from us,” Matthew stresses. “We strive to do the very best we can. We want to give a service we can be proud of. I think most clients feel we deliver that.”

Qualifications & Experience

Matthew trained as a solicitor in Cardiff. It was there he discovered that he and property law were a natural fit. “I liked the work and the way people within the field worked,” he explains. He qualified as a solicitor in 1995.

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‘A small firm which punches well above its weight’ GSC Solicitors LLP undertook leasing transactions for several blue-chip corporate tenants, particularly in the media sector. It acted for a number of hotel owners regarding the acquisition and development of new hotels.

“We have found the service excellent, and it is for this reason we have continued to use GSC. The key strengths for us have been a commercial approach to deals that is often missing from solicitors, and a personal service based on a knowledge of us and our needs and long-term plans.”

“The main positive comparison we have noted from GSC is the personal touch and commercial acumen.”

“We have often used different legal firms for IP and other work in the past, but GSC’s commercial approach and professionalism, coupled with the excellent working relationship we have built up over a number of years makes it our preferred choice.”

“As a Financial Advisor I have been personally using and recommending GSC for over thirty years. I have referred clients of mine to them and only ever been thanked for the recommendation, which should convey the confidence I have in the individuals, and the firm.”

“Great result today. Just wanted to say thank you for your continued hard work in fighting our corner on this case. You have both been amazing. Michael incredible support and good ideas.”

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+44(0)20 7822 2222
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