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Art

Serle Court is a leading set offering significant art and cultural property expertise.  At both silk and junior level, Serle Court has recognised leaders in this niche area of practice. This enables chambers to offer specialist legal expertise in matters relating to the ownership, sale, attribution, valuation, movement and restitution of art in England and internationally. Whether the issue relates to high net worth clients and trusts or wills and charities or bailments and negligence or intellectual property and copyright, Serle Court has the breadth of experience to assist. 

Members of Serle Court are recommended in Chambers’ High Net Worth and Chambers’ London Bar in the field of ‘Art and Cultural Property’ having been involved in cases such as Thwaytes v. Sotheby’s, the leading recent authority on auctioneers’ negligence which concerned a painting of ‘The Cardsharps’ attributed to Caravaggio and Creative Foundation v. Dreamland, which concerned the removal of a Banksy work. Members have also dealt with litigation involving works by artists as diverse as Titian, Modigliani, Warhol, Henry Moore, Winston Churchill and Rolf Harris and been involved in claims about wine collections, original music manuscripts and graffiti art. 


Barristers with this expertise

Junior Counsel +10 years

Andrew Bruce

James Weale

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    Andrew Bruce selected to join the Pool of Arbitrators at the Court of Arbitration for Art

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    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference 2018

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Barristers with this expertise

Junior Counsel +10 years

Andrew Bruce

James Weale