Heritage property & art

The Heritage Property and Art group comprises specialist lawyers drawn from across the firm.  A multi-disciplinary approach allows us to tailor our services to a broad range of clients, including artists, auction houses, galleries, individuals owners and collectors, historic houses and charities, in the UK and overseas.

The advice we provide covers:

  • tax and succession planning for individual owners and trustees
  • the exemptions affecting buildings, landscapes and objects of national importance, offers in lieu of tax and heritage maintenance funds
  • the responsibilities of trustee owners of heritage property and art, including insurance, preservation and public access
  • buying and selling art, privately or at auction
  • art-related intellectual property, including artists' resale rights
  • the import and export of works of art
  • the formation and management of charities and art foundations
  • disputes about the ownership, provenance and authenticity of art
  • litigation over transactions involving agents, auction houses and galleries.

"It's a very capable department and a very pleasant team to deal with. They have a wide area of expertise."
Chambers UK, 2016
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