The 36 Group Commercial Legal Team (art law and commercial law specialists)
The 36 Group (a set of Barristers’ Chambers) has an award winning art law team made up of several commercial law barristers.
We deal with private collections and private clients internationally and within the UK.
We advise and assist collectors, art buyers, art galleries, dealers, agents, art sellers, international lawyers, professional advisers, family offices, museums, designers and artists.
We cover both contentious and non-contentious aspects of art law, including:
contract drafting (from sales contracts, agent agreements, artist–agent agreements to exhibition loan agreements);
advising as to and negotiating transactions;
advising in respect of on provenance, good title and due diligence;
mediation and alternative dispute resolution services; and specialist advice, drafting and advocacy in any matter contested at court.
Members of chambers have handled a wide range of cases and matters involving problems with provenance and due diligence, problems at auction, title issues, cultural heritage issues, restitution issues, stolen artwork, national treasure laws, export and import licence issues, negligence, misrepresentation or negligent misstatement by experts, dealers and auctioneers, fraud and fakes, wills, trusts and tax issues as well as matters concerning damage and destruction of artworks and a range of consumer law issues concerning unfair contract terms, the quality and condition of artworks, advice given and disclosure of relevant information to the consumer.
Members of chambers also work where appropriate with other relevant experts or professional advisers, such as tax law specialists, accountants, valuers, appraisers, art dealers, art historians, forensic scientists and shippers to ensure that clients receive specialist advice.