Art and Cultural Property

What our barristers do

We advise on contractual issues of sale of goods, auctions, bailment, title (including in chattels and real property law, and restitutory/spoliation claims), disputes over attribution or valuation in contract or tort, listed buildings and the removal of works of art, treasure, export licensing, the recovery of unlawfully exported/excavated items, and tax.

Our barristers also regularly advise cultural Institutions on their powers and governance. These legal issues include contractual arrangements, powers and duties under statutes and charities law, and de-accessioning.

Who our barristers act for

Our barristers advise clients such as auction houses and galleries, owners, artists, museums and regulators, including Arts Council England, Historic England and local authorities. 

Where our barristers act

We appear in courts and tribunals, arbitrations and planning appeals and act in mediations.

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