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Private Galleries & Dealers

We count ourselves very fortunate to have advised on some of the most breath-taking deals and private treaty transactions in the art trade. From drafting the sales agreements to conducting deep due diligence into artworks, we want to make sure you get the most from your gallery. We can advise you on the most suitable deal structure and talk you through the risks and rewards in each individual case. 

Leases for galleries and dealers rarely cater for the specific wants and needs of an art gallery. If you are considering moving to a new premises, our dedicated property team can alert you to anything in the lease that's potentially problematic, or any clauses that are ill-suited. 

We provide employment law advice, including contracts of employment for staff, incentive arrangements for key employees and related tax advice; and we advise on and structure the best exit routes for founders and investors in galleries and dealerships. 

If things go wrong we are called upon to assist galleries and dealers involved in a variety of disputes. These might include disagreements about authenticity, title, damaged artworks, commission arrangements or breach of contract. We understand the reputational damage that such disputes can inflict upon galleries or dealers and work with our clients to achieve the best possible outcome. Simon Fitzpatrick and Tim Maxwell have been involved in some of the UK's most publicised art litigation trials, meaning they are well-equipped to advise you if you find yourself in the midst of a legal dispute. 

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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