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The UK has a history of artistic brilliance, spanning from Turner to Banksy, and continues to be active in the global art market, controlling approximately 20% of the market in 2018.   

Examples of work undertaken by Davitt Jones Bould lawyers

  • Negotiated and drafted leases and leases of part for prominent sites on behalf of landlords and art gallery tenants.

  • Advised on and secured legal charges over galleries on behalf of the Arts Council for capital grants.

  • Advised on the financing of numerous art galleries.

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Legal issues that may arise


  • Acquisition and disposal of premises

  • Negotiation and drafting of leases and licences to occupy.

  • Rent reviews.

  • Planning permissions.

  • Increasing or rationalising art gallery property portfolios.

  • Events licences and contracts covering complex clauses for crowd capacity, noise control, liability for death or injury and access for the construction and dismantling of infrastructure.

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