On 20 May 2020, the Supreme Court of the UK handed down a judgment considering the categorisation as “listed buildings” of a pair of early 18th century lead urns attributed to the Flemish sculptor John van Nost, in the case of Dill v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. The judgment provides…Continue reading The Supreme Court considers the issue of Garden Ornaments under the Listed Buildings regime
Question: I have sold a painting on consignment, I have received payment from the buyer and I would like to delay paying the seller and use the funds to pay some bills until I can make some sales, then of course I shall pay the seller. Can I do that? Answer: The simple answer is…Continue reading Q&A – Can I use client funds to pay business expenses?
Much has been written about the controversial Directive (EU) 2019/790 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market and amending Directives 96/9/EC and 2001/29/EC (Text with EEA relevance) (the “Directive”) that came into force last year and amends copyright rules in…Continue reading Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market
The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has handed down a judgment in the judicial review proceedings brought by a group of antique dealers and collectors (Friends of Antique Treasures Limited, or “FACT”) against the Ivory Act 2018 (the “Act”), one of the world’s toughest bans. In November 2019 Mr Justice Jay dismissed FACT’s…Continue reading Court of Appeal hands down judgment in the Ivory Act Judicial Review