Art & Cultural Property

Services for individuals

Services for individuals

We provide legal services to individual clients, whether they are collectors, artists, designers or art market professionals.

Collectors

We have a long tradition of acting for private clients, many of whom are the creators and custodians of significant art and antiques collections. We also advise collectors of other high value assets, including important motorcars and sports cars.

We share our clients’ passion for art and collectables, bringing our experience and expertise to bear when they undertake transactions or are involved in disputes. We advise private individuals on all aspects of building, managing and disposing of their collections including in the following areas:

  • Sale and acquisition of art works through private treaty or at auction, including gallery and commissioning agreements
  • Risk management and pre-acquisition due diligence
  • Collection management
  • Provenance, appraisal, attribution, authenticity, ownership and title in art works
  • Import, export, customs compliance and cross-border movement of art
  • Loan, bequest and exhibition of art works

Artists

We act for emerging artists as well as artists with established track records. We provide a range of services to assist artists in protecting their creative output, negotiating fair deals with clients, agents, galleries and other intermediaries, positioning their work in private and public collections and securing their artistic legacies.

  • Copyright and other intellectual property rights, including moral rights
  • Artist’s resale royalty rights
  • Commissioning agreements
  • Artist management and agency agreements
  • Exhibitions and loans
  • Managing artist’s estates and legacies

Art market professionals

If you are an art market professional, please see our Business Services page.

Art & Cultural Property Experts

We understand our clients’ needs and tailor our work to each set of circumstances, providing high quality, cost effective advice. We are a multi disciplinary practice and work collaboratively to provide a comprehensive service over all our practice areas.

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Hetty Gleave

Partner

Hetty Gleave

Partner

Gregor Kleinknecht

Partner

Gregor Kleinknecht

Partner

Petra Warrington

Senior Associate

Petra Warrington

Senior Associate

Paul Almy

Senior Partner

Paul Almy

Senior Partner

Stephen Morrall

Partner

Stephen Morrall

Partner

Dominik Opaliński

Partner

Dominik Opaliński

Partner

Julia Richards

Partner

Julia Richards

Partner

Alexandra Sarkis

Partner

Alexandra Sarkis

Partner

Lucinda Tite

Partner

Lucinda Tite

Partner

Robert Wright

Partner

Robert Wright

Partner

Rebecca Christie

Associate

Rebecca Christie

Associate

Amanda Lathia

Associate

Amanda Lathia

Associate

Latest Art & Cultural Property Headlines

Nov 18, 2019
Petra Warrington comments on the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive and art law in Antiques Trade Gazette
Nov 08, 2019
Hunters hosted a legal seminar for fine art auctioneers
Nov 06, 2019
Hunters is proud to sponsor the London Art Week 2019 Winter event
Sep 24, 2019
Partner Hetty Gleave is reappointed to the Treasure Valuation Committee
Sep 02, 2019
Gregor Kleinknecht comments on Timothy Sammons misleading clients over sales of works by artists in The Art Newspaper
Aug 29, 2019
Hetty Gleave discusses the largest coin hoard of the post-conquest period found near Somerset
Aug 09, 2019
Hetty Gleave discusses key legal issues affecting the art world today in Arts and Collections
Jun 20, 2019
Hunters’ Art & Cultural Property team hosts a seminar for fine art auctioneers with Roseberys Auctioneers
Jun 04, 2019
Hunters continues its sponsorship with London Art Week Summer 2019
Jun 03, 2019
Petra Warrington is now a member of The Association of Women in the Arts (AWITA)
The team is highlighted by a barrister as: “high visibility in this field”, adding: “They work diligently and are very responsive and an absolute delight to work for.”

Chambers HNW 2018

“They are all tremendously skilful, knowledgeable and personable,” says a source.

Chambers HNW 2018

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