Art Law & More is brought to you by a team of art law specialists from Boodle Hatfield LLP and contributors from the arts world. Find out more about our blog writers below…
Alongside undertaking a PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Jasmine has been a regular contributor to Art Law & More since 2018. Her studies explore the changes in design thinking that took place in the sixteenth-century Italian courts, focussing on design drawings for silverware. Prior to this, Jasmine was an Assistant Curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum for two years in the Paintings and Metalwork departments, as well as The Rosalind and Arthur Gilbert Collection. Jasmine became fascinated by the integral role law played in the art world through her training in provenance research and art lending at the V&A. Working closely with the collection of Jewish businessman Arthur Gilbert further sparked her interest in Nazi-era restitution cases. Jasmine recently gained experience in the Old Master Drawing department at Sotheby’s in 2019 and, as a freelance researcher, she has worked on publications including ‘The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewelry Empire’. She has additionally held the position of Prints and Drawings Room Assistant at the Courtauld Gallery since she began her postgraduate research.
A museum professional and future trainee solicitor, Rachel has been a regular contributor to Art Law & More since 2015. She has been fascinated by the intersection between art and the law since the start of her museum career at the Victoria & Albert Museum in 2011. Captivated by the history of Nazi-era spoliation of cultural goods and larger debates around restitution and art ownership, Rachel decided to pursue a law degree with a view to enriching her understanding of this complex area. During her LLB, she was thrilled to be offered the opportunity to assist Boodle Hatfield’s Art Law team on the Thwaytes v Sothebys  case as a paralegal and to begin writing for Art Law & More. In 2018, Rachel wrote a specially commissioned blog series for Art Law & More to mark the exhibition ‘Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill: Masterpieces from Horace Walpole’s collection’ (October 2018 – February 2019) in partnership with Strawberry Hill House.
Becky is a Senior Associate in Boodle Hatfield’s leading art law team and commercial litigation department. Experienced in representing clients in a wide variety of art law matters, Becky advises on authenticity issues, fakes/forgeries, title disputes, damaged artworks, insurance claims, recovery of art works, disputes arising from art financing, injunctions to prevent sale and copyright and intellectual property disputes. Becky contributes legal commentary pieces to Art Law & More and is a founding editor of the blog.
Rebecca is a Senior Associate in Boodle Hatfield’s leading art law team and commercial litigation department. Her practice encompasses a wide range of commercial litigation with a particular focus on shareholder disputes, art litigation and cross border civil fraud claims. In the field of art law, including art litigation, Rebecca represents clients across the spectrum of the art world including collectors, dealers, artists, foundation and galleries. Rebecca has experience in dealing with all aspects of art litigation, including cases involving, professional negligence, attribution, authenticity, disputed ownership, fraud, guarantees, recovery, insolvency and enforcement. Rebecca has guest lectured at Christie’s Education and the Institute of Art & Law. Rebecca trained at Boodle Hatfield and qualified in 2010. Rebecca is a co-founder and regular contributor of Art Law & More and its accompanying Twitter and Instagram pages.
Fred is an Associate in the corporate and commercial team. He specialises in advising clients from the art, cultural property and classic car sectors and also advises entrepreneurs and privately held businesses on their various business arrangements. In the art, cultural property and classic car sectors, Fred’s clients include collectors, event organisers, artists, dealers, galleries, auction houses, art fairs, public institutions and private collections. He advises on the full range of commercial matters relevant to his clients, including sale and purchase agreements, consignment agreements, commission agreements, loans, terms of business and import and export matters. He has experience advising on issues relating to title, provenance, history, authenticity and condition and in relation to looted art, restitution. Fred is on the advisory board of the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair and lectures at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Fred is an editor of the Art law & More blog.
Rosie is an associate in Boodle Hatfield’s litigation team. She is a key member of the leading art law team advising high net worth individuals and businesses on a variety of art law related matters. Rosie is an editor of the Art Law & More blog.