Art + Cultural Property disputes

Legal aspects of owning and protecting works of art and cultural property

Art can be created, sold privately through a dealer or at public auction, bought, commissioned, given as a gift or bequeathed in a will, consigned, loaned, exhibited, lost, stolen, argued over, damaged, restored, and used as security. Each event in an artwork’s lifetime will have legal issues.

We work with artists, creators, photographers, galleries, museums, dealers, collectors, buyers or sellers of art or antiques, a visual arts; heritage organisations, auction houses, archaeologists or guardians of historic property. We share your passion.

Services –

Art disputes, Estates and trustees, copyright, licensing, IHT, Estate planning, heritage and tax planning, ownership issues in divorce, CGT, leaseback, art law advice for charities