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Collectors & Family Offices

Collecting is a personal passion and an escape from the monotony of daily routine. Instructing a lawyer to assist in this process can feel counterintuitive. However, in the same way that lawyers can help their clients to buy a new home, we recommend that you instruct a solicitor when buying or selling luxury assets such as art, wine or cars, principally to ensure that the object is what it says it is and that good title is transferred.

When seeking to protect clients and minimise their risks we draw on our extensive network of contacts, including experts, valuers and institutions, to provide specialist assistance which will complement the legal and pragmatic advice that we offer.

We help clients sell and purchase items for their collections, lend artworks to internationally acclaimed exhibitions, resolve disputes between parties if an artwork has been misattributed and provide tax efficient solutions to holding their collection.

It is equally important to ensure that plans are put in place to safeguard the artworks and in addition to acting for collectors personally we have been helping their families since 1722. We advise on ways to protect family wealth including how to guard against financial, legal and reputational risk and taking preventative measures designed to mitigate the impact of divorce or death. We ensure the transition of wealth from generation to generation is effective, tax efficient and focused on your family’s objectives.

Heritage property including historic buildings, valuable collections and items within collections can qualify for conditional exemption claims or the Acceptance in Lieu scheme leading to reducing tax bills. We have particular expertise and experience here, working closely with leading valuers and institutions to help our clients achieve excellent results.

Contact a member of our Art Law & More team. 

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London Bankside

Bankside Office

240 Blackfriars Road
London
SE1 8NW
DX 53 Chancery Lane

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

London Mayfair

Mayfair Office

6 Grosvenor Street
London
W1K 4PZ

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

Oxford

Oxford office

6 Worcester Street
Oxford
OX1 2BX

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

Bankside Office

240 Blackfriars Road
London
SE1 8NW
DX 53 Chancery Lane

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7629 7411
Fax: +44 (0)20 7629 2621
Email: bh@boodlehatfield.com

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