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Eight of the top ten visitor attractions in the UK are museums The UK also boasts 5 of the top 20 most visited art museums in the world, more than any other country. The cultural sector in the UK is seeing increased government funding and it is estimated that every £1 spent on culture creates £2 in the economy.

Examples of work undertaken by our lawyers

  • Negotiated a favourable lease for a museum occupier at a prominent site.

  • Negotiated a licence to occupy a prestigious building in Hampshire for a military museum.

Davitt Jones Bould specialists

Legal issues that may arise

  • Acquisition and disposal of premises.

  • Negotiation and drafting of leases and licences to occupy.

  • Rent reviews.

  • Planning permissions.

  • Expansion or rationalisation art gallery estates.

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

  • Subleases for commercial business occupations.

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