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Boodle Hatfield LLP

Art and Cultural Property Law

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Boodle Hatfield has a "standout practice" and a "great art law team," according to sources. The firm has a strong reputation advising clients on matters including art law litigation. “They are a brilliant firm," says a legal expert, adding: "They have a lot of talent and are an extremely capable and trustworthy firm.”

One commentator remarks: “We have always been very impressed with them. They always take a personal approach; they go the extra mile to keep everyone informed on how an issue or dispute is progressing.”

Notable practitioners

Becky Shaw advises clients on issues relating to art and cultural property law, including authenticity issues, title disputes and insurance claims. One barrister observes: “She is a really good lawyer and she has a real interest in this area. She is very efficient and very good.” An industry expert remarks that “she is a very smart solicitor,” and continues: “She is really intelligent, very clear and focused."

Senior associate Rebecca Foden is considered “a rising star in the art world.” She has a particular focus on art litigation and advises on matters regarding stolen artwork and the sale and purchase of art. A lawyer enthuses: “She is just great, just terrific. She was very responsive, very professional, very analytical and very detailed. Her work was very clear and concise, her quality was excellent, and turnaround was very quick. She is a very, very nice person to deal with.”

Simon Fitzpatrick focuses his practice on art-related disputes, including authenticity claims, provenance issues and auction house negligence. One source remarks: “He is so incredibly bright and thoughtful; a very capable person who knows how to drive a transaction and ask all the right questions. I rate him very highly. If you have a really complicated, challenging matter, Simon is your lawyer.” An interviewee reports that Fitzpatrick is “a very reassuring presence - he is always calm, clear and concise in his dealings and instructions. I have the utmost respect for Simon.”

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Overview

The firm's art law team advises individuals, institutional collectors, estates and trustees, galleries, and art and antique dealers on art law issues, including the disputed authenticity of old masters and conditional exemption claims for landed estates, as well as on commercial transactions. The team acts for a wide range of industry clients, including street artists, charities, auction houses and public institutions.

Members

Fitzpatrick, Simon

Foden, Rebecca

Graham, Fiona

Hassall, Natasha

Shaw, Becky

Art and Cultural Property Law Department

Boodle Hatfield LLP

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240 Blackfriars Road

London

Greater London

UK

SE1 8NW

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Art and Cultural Property Law


Becky Shaw
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Rebecca Foden
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Simon Fitzpatrick
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