Cultural property & art law news

Jurisdiction How different the collusion case could have been

Anyone who reads knows about the case of Christopher Tappin, hauled away from a comfortable middle-class existence into a Kafkaesque nightmare…...

Limitation How long do you have to make a claim

Most people know, if only in some vague way, that a right to bring a claim expires after six years. This, insofar as it goes, is correct…...

Money Laundering The problem with suspicion

A substantial collector telephoned and advised: they were selling a painting for several million pounds, the funds were coming from the British Virgin Islands…...

Slander of Title Handling a case of call my bluff

First thing one Monday morning, I was telephoned by a very long-standing and exceedingly wealthy client…...

Agency Scoring an own goal

An in interesting case was reported in connection with the Law of Agency which could have wide-ranging general applicability in the art world…...