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Legal 500 2022
We have an unrivalled pedigree of providing excellent legal advice to individuals, institutional collectors, estates and trustees, galleries, art and antique dealers on art law issues for 300 years.
Our art lawyers advise on issues from the disputed authenticity of Old Masters, to conditional exemption claims and cutting-edge issues facing street artists.
Our outstanding reputation reﬂects the experience and expertise that we have accumulated, which itself helps us to understand the quirks peculiar to the fields in which our art law clients invest, work and ﬂourish.
With offices in two of London’s largest artistic hubs, Mayfair and Bankside, our team has a thorough understanding of the market. Blending arts knowledge and legal expertise ensures we get the best results for our clients, which include artists and their estates, international auction houses, private and institutional collectors, galleries, art and antique dealers, valuers and independent advisors, trustees and leading landed estates, and financiers.
Our cross-departmental art law experts advise on:
What sets us apart is our understanding of the unique issues and concerns that apply to the art world, and our ability to draw on an extensive network of contacts, including experts, valuers and institutions, where necessary. The team are founder members of PAIAM (Professional Advisers to the International Arts Market), are members of IAL (Institute of Art Law) and are recommended by BADA (British Antique Dealers Association).
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Mayfair Art Weekend
Since 2014, Boodle Hatfield has sponsored Mayfair Art Weekend, a gallery event for art collectors and enthusiasts based in Mayfair. Now a key date in London’s cultural calendar, the event draws visitors from all over the world and has seen 150 galleries, auction houses and studios open their doors to the public for one exclusive weekend. Find out more about the event and how Boodle Hatfield have been involved here.
Legal 500 2023
Chambers HNW 2022
Boodle Hatfield’s ‘highly respected’ ‘standout’ Private Wealth team have been elevated to tier one in the ‘Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate’ category of the 2023 guide. The firm is also delighted to report that as well as being uplifted, it has retained its top tier status in six other categories, affirming its position as one of London’s leading law firms.Read more 7 min read 20 Sep 2022 My NFT has been stolen, what do I do? : Avoiding Crypto / NFT fraud and theft (Part 2 of 2)
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Litigation and Art Law Partner, Simon Fitzpatrick, Associate, Rosie Adcock and Trainee Solicitor, Ruby Dyce comment on the rise of street art, thanks to the likes of artists such as Banksy and Jean-Michel Basquiat, and the resulting disputes over ownership which are often tied to property and land law.Read more 6 min read 05 Jul 2022 Prevention is better than cure: Avoiding Crypto / NFT fraud and theft (Part 1 of 2)
With a rise in reports surrounding NFT and cryptocurrency scams, Partner, Kellie Jones, Associate, Rosie Adcock and Trainee, Ruby Dyce highlight what strategies can be put in place by those creating, buying or selling NFTs.Read more