Petra Warrington

Petra Warrington

Senior Associate

Petra Warrington

Senior Associate

Petra joined Hunters in February 2014 after qualifying as a solicitor at the boutique law firm Klein Solicitors. She has experience of a broad range of transactional and dispute resolution work, with an emphasis on commercial litigation, intellectual property and art and cultural heritage law. 

Petra focuses much of her work on the art and antiques market, acting on behalf of private collectors, artists, trustees, dealers, galleries and auctioneers. This often involves issues of title, history, provenance or authenticity of works of art and cultural property, as well as advising on the acquisition and sale of collections, import and export matters, loan documentation and terms and conditions of business.

Before pursuing a legal career, Petra graduated with a BA in History of Art from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, United States, and an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, and held research, collection management and business roles at museums, galleries and auction houses in the United States and London. Petra was awarded a Master of Laws from the London School of Economics and Political Science in November 2015.

Petra is a mediator accredited with ADR Group and a panel mediator with Art Resolve. She regularly speaks and publishes on art law topics including consumer protection in art transactions, anti-money laundering as it affects the art trade and the UK’s export licence regime for cultural objects in journals and publications, including Art Antiquity and Law.

 

Awards

Chambers & Partners UK 2021

Recognised as an ‘Associate to Watch’ for Art and Cultural Property Law

Legal 500 2021

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Recommended in the ‘Art and Cultural Property’ section

“Petra Warrington is an exceptionally bright and competent junior, who is really making a name for herself in the art world”

Chambers HNW 2020

Ranked as an ‘Associate to Watch’ for Art and Cultural Property Law

“Chambers notes she “acts on behalf of artists, dealers, galleries and auctioneers on art and cultural property law matters.”
“A market commentator describes Petra as “very knowledgeable, a real up-and-comer with a serious interest in this area” and another notes she “is a very good and safe pair of hands, and a good litigator.”

Citywealth Powerwomen Awards 2020

Woman of the Year – Future Leaders (Senior Associate, SVP), Bronze

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Recommended in the ‘Art and Cultural Property’ section

The Legal 500 2019

Recommended in the Art and Cultural Property section

“very patient and is building up considerable experience in this field”

MEMBERSHIPS

Petra is the Diversity and Inclusion Officer in the Art, Cultural Institutions and Heritage Law Committee of the International Bar Association. She is also a member of the Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM), the Association of Women in the Arts (AWITA) and the Institute of Art and Law.

Awards

Chambers & Partners UK 2021

Recognised as an ‘Associate to Watch’ for Art and Cultural Property Law

Legal 500 2021

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Recommended in the ‘Art and Cultural Property’ section

“Petra Warrington is an exceptionally bright and competent junior, who is really making a name for herself in the art world”

Chambers HNW 2020

Ranked as an ‘Associate to Watch’ for Art and Cultural Property Law

“Chambers notes she “acts on behalf of artists, dealers, galleries and auctioneers on art and cultural property law matters.”
“A market commentator describes Petra as “very knowledgeable, a real up-and-comer with a serious interest in this area” and another notes she “is a very good and safe pair of hands, and a good litigator.”

Citywealth Powerwomen Awards 2020

Woman of the Year – Future Leaders (Senior Associate, SVP), Bronze

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Recommended in the ‘Art and Cultural Property’ section

The Legal 500 2019

Recommended in the Art and Cultural Property section

“very patient and is building up considerable experience in this field”

MEMBERSHIPS

Petra is the Diversity and Inclusion Officer in the Art, Cultural Institutions and Heritage Law Committee of the International Bar Association. She is also a member of the Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM), the Association of Women in the Arts (AWITA) and the Institute of Art and Law.

“Sources note that 'Petra Warrington is an exceptionally bright and competent junior, who is really making a name for herself in the art world‘ ”

- The Legal 500 UK 2021

Latest Headlines

Jun 25, 2020
Petra Warrington to participate in a panel discussion hosted by London Art Week
May 14, 2020
Petra Warrington and Stephen Morrall discuss private schooling during the Coronavirus lockdown in WealthBriefing
May 05, 2020
Petra Warrington discusses how to protect your business when holding online auctions in The Art Newspaper
Apr 14, 2020
Petra Warrington examines online auctions during Covid-19 in Private Art Investor
Apr 09, 2020
Petra Warrington and Cordelia Smith discuss witnessing deeds remotely
Apr 06, 2020
Petra Warrington appointed as Diversity and Inclusion Officer of the Art, Cultural Institutions and Heritage Law Committee
Apr 02, 2020
Petra Warrington discusses cultural objects in the context of post-Brexit in Business Matters
Jan 09, 2020
Petra Warrington nominated to an officer role in the Art, Cultural Institutions and Heritage Law Committee of the IBA
Jan 02, 2020
Petra Warrington discusses loaning art at home and abroad in Antiques Trade Gazette
Nov 18, 2019
Petra Warrington comments on the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive and art law in Antiques Trade Gazette

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