Art, Cultural Property & Media

Barristers at XXIV Old Buildings provide advocacy and specialist advice in contentious and non-contentious art, cultural property and media related matters.

Members experience in this field is wide-ranging , they act on matters concerning commercial disputes over ownership, quantum disputes in relation to sales and purchases, , IP and copyright infringement issues, art fraud, financing agreements and contractual claims. In addition, members have expertise in highly sensitive cultural property and heritage asset disputes.

In the above areas we act both for and against dealers, galleries, cultural institutes, auction houses, private owners and collectors, newspapers, authors and illustrators, media groups, bands/artists and management agencies.

This diverse range of clients are global, as are the disputes that our members are instructed on. Our barristers understand the nuances of cross-jurisdictional matters and have experience that traverses the world.

Members’ renowned specialisms in trust and offshore litigation often plays a valuable role working alongside clients in art and cultural property matters. The members are adept at providing strategic and commercial approaches as counsel acting for, and advising, trustees, charitable organisations and beneficiaries often regarding complex financial and trust structures involving multiple jurisdictions.

Members expertise in complimentary areas of law are often called upon for overlapping matters such as, crypto and digital assets, trusts, estates and probate, commercial litigation, civil fraud and public international law.