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Farrer & Co LLP

Art and Cultural Property Law

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Farrer & Co is "absolutely top-notch," according to a source, who adds: "It is one of the few firms with a dedicated art practice. They are real stars in this arena and an impressive player in this space." The firm acts for clients including museums and galleries and is well known for its art-related litigation. A barrister notes: "They are extremely good, a standout firm. They do a lot of work for the big galleries and auction houses."

An art expert remarks that "they are one of the best practices out there," explaining: "They have strength in depth. They have some very established long-standing specialist lawyers who are specialised in art and culture issues." Another interviewee states: “They are an excellent team, very knowledgeable and they instil confidence. They have wide-ranging experience and an impressive range of expertise. They communicate well and I always enjoy our meetings.”

Notable practitioners

Adrian Parkhouse is well regarded for art and cultural property matters, with one barrister commenting: “He is a big name in this field - I think that he is superb. He is one of the top people in this area.” Parkhouse focuses his practice on art-related disputes. One industry expert notes: “His skill is that he can combine really clever litigation skills with a great deal of diplomacy, and he is just an extremely likeable guy. Even when you’re in opposition he is a good person to have on the other side.” One of his peers says that “he is very easy to work with and a real delight,” while another peer reports: “He is my favourite person to refer conflict work to. He is really very good, an extremely good operator.”

James Carleton advises clients on cross-border art and cultural heritage issues, such as the sale, purchase and export of high-value works. A barrister recognises him as “really good for non-contentious matters.” An art law expert comments: “He is a deal maker. He is very well known, and one of the most respected art specialists.” Another source says: “He is highly intelligent, has an excellent grasp of his subject, and is able to think around a problem.”

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Art and Cultural Property Law Department

Farrer & Co LLP

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66 Lincoln's Inn Fields

London

Greater London

UK

WC2A 3LH

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Art and Cultural Property Law


Adrian Parkhouse
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James Carleton
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