What legal issues should I be aware of?
Whether you are a collector, art dealer, gallery owner or have a private interest in art, you will need well informed legal advice to ensure your interests are best protected.
That legal advice will cover, among other things, confirming who owns the piece of art, authenticity, rightful claims and, perhaps, stolen and looted art. The sale and purchase of works of art also requires specialist legal knowledge. You may need to consider protecting the intellectual property value of your artwork. If you are leaving a valuable piece of art to someone else after you die, that will need to be carefully written into your Will. If you are in a dispute, your barrister will be able to advise you on the strength of your case and the right steps forward.
If there is an international dimension to your interest in art, for example, if you are importing a piece of art, there are more legal issues of which you should be aware. You may need to pay customs duties or other taxes. English law and regulations are often used to apply to international dealings.
Why should I choose a barrister?
Barristers are experts in the law. They deal in particular areas of law, day in, day out. They are best placed to advise you on your legal position, draft legal documents, advise on formal proceedings and use their advocacy skills to represent you to the highest standard in any court, tribunal or hearing.
Is mediation right for me?
If you are involved in a dispute, it might be worth considering mediation as an alternative to going to court. Mediation is usually a quicker and cheaper way to resolve a dispute. myBarrister can connect you to specialists in mediation.
Which barrister should I choose?
If you need expert advice on a legal issue to do with your personal interest in art, choose a barrister on myBarrister. Barristers will provide you with guidance so you that you know where you stand and can take the right decisions about what to do next.
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