Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

  • Negotiated and drafted leases and leases of part relating to 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.

  • Advising on financing art galleries.

DJB specialists

  • Mary Anderson (Partner)

  • Jo Briers (Associate Director) 

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 construction and dismantling infrastructure

Need help? Get in touch

London dominates the UK visual arts sector, which accounts for 30% of the global arts market.  In London alone there are 857 art galleries. Three of the top 10 museums and art galleries in the world are in London.  



Tel: 020 7870 7500 


Tel: 0161 669 4800


Tel: 0121 227 9600 


Tel: 01823 279 279



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