Philip Kratz

For every part of your life and business,
talk to GSC
+44 (0)20 7822 2222

Philip Kratz

Solicitor / Consultant

Areas: Real Estate Lawyers,
Planning Law

Philip specialises in all aspects of planning and development related law, including planning-conditional acquisitions, planning applications, planning appeals, listed building appeals, enforcement notice problems, negotiating section 106 planning obligations and all related aspects of development law, including highways agreements, rights of way and compulsory purchase.

Before entering private practice, Philip worked in local government, becoming a chief officer with responsibility for all operational services. He has been involved in developing various large-scale proposals, including new settlements, a large riverside redevelopment, a city centre retail redevelopment, a large scale campus relocation for a leading university, obtaining permission for London campuses for regional and overseas educational institutions, and a number of renewable energy projects.

Philip’s strategic advice on all aspects of planning and development related law is valued by clients. He is accredited as a specialist planning solicitor by the Law Society, a Legal Associate Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, a member of the National Association for Planning Enforcement, and a current member of the Law Society’s Planning and Environmental Law Committee.

Philip is recommended by Legal 500 [UK 2019], where one of his longstanding clients is quoted as saying that he “…..has the magic touch; his knowledge and level of service are excellent”; he is ranked as a Leading Individual in planning in Chambers legal directory, where he is noted as a “…robust advisor who inspires confidence”.



back to profiles

‘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.”

Have a question?

For every part of your life and business, talk to GSC

GSC Solicitors LLP
31-32 Ely Place, London EC1N 6TD
DX: 462 London/Chancery LN (View on map)

+44(0)20 7822 2222