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Boodle Hatfield LLP

Art and Cultural Property Law

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Boodle Hatfield "certainly are well known in the sector," observes a commentator, and another source says that "their reputation for excellence precedes them." The firm is particularly strong on disputes, but it also advises on transactions and art-related tax and estate planning matters.

"They're great, they have a good handle on the art law world," says an interviewee, who adds that "they are professional, diligent and always a pleasure to work with."

Notable practitioners

Senior associate Becky Shaw is "diligent and hard-working, very focused and hard-nosed, and will give clear, firm advice even if the client doesn't want to hear it," observes a source. She advises on a wide range of art-related disputes, including authenticity cases and matters concerning fakes, insurance matters and title disputes.

Rebecca Foden is "one to watch," according to an industry source. She is a senior associate at the firm who advises clients on commercial disputes, including matters involving stolen artworks and title disputes. "Rebecca is organised, has a mastery of the detail and offers well thought through, pragmatic, commercial advice. She is easy to deal with, responsive, thoughtful and smart," observes an interviewee.

Simon Fitzpatrick "has an in-depth technical knowledge of the legal aspects of the art market, especially in relation to litigation," observes an interviewee, adding: "Furthermore Simon has a personal interest in and affiliation with the art market. This gives him a valuable and important wide understanding of the issues faced by his clients when undertaking art transactions and to the extent they find themselves involved in art litigation cases." He acts for clients in complex cases concerning authenticity, attribution and provenance, and also advises on claims relating to damaged items and title. "Simon has a wealth of experience and knowledge, and is one of the very best lawyers working in this sphere," says a source.

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Overview

The arts group 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.

Members

Clark, Fred

Fitzpatrick, Simon

Foden, Rebecca

Hassall, Natasha

Sepanski, Eleanor

Shaw, Becky

Art and Cultural Property Law

Boodle Hatfield LLP

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Location

240 Blackfriars Road

London

Greater London

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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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