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20 Sep 2021 An Art Lawyers guide to buying art at auction

Senior Associate, Becky Shaw documents the best way for you to prepare for the winning bid at auction.

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07 Aug 2017 What happens if you unwittingly buy a looted artefact?

Is it possible to buy a looted artefact unwittingly?

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24 Apr 2017 All at sea – art auctions on cruise ships

Becky Shaw explains what to do if you suspect your holiday purchase is a forgery.

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06 Mar 2017 Art: Questions of ownership – Banksy in Folkestone

The recent case of The Creative Foundation -v- Dreamland Leisure Limited & Ors [2015] EWHC 2556 (Ch) is one of the first cases dealing with ownership of street art and more particularly Banksy.

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03 Feb 2017 The Bribery Act – How does it affect my business?

If you want to wine and dine a potential client, or treat an existing client to lunch to thank them for their custom, you may not realise that you could potentially be caught by the Bribery Act 2010 if the gift is deemed to be excessive and go well beyond reasonable efforts to promote your business.

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07 Oct 2016 What to do if you discover you have bought a forgery

In December it was reported that the Michigan Court of Appeal has allowed a claimant to continue her lawsuit against a gallery relating to fake Salvador Dali prints, by ruling that the gallery’s alleged fraud had delayed the start of the limitation period (which would otherwise have now passed, barring her claim).

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