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Art Law and the Business of Art

Martin Wilson

Art Law and the Business of Art is a comprehensive and practical guide to the application of UK law to transactions and disputes in the art world. Written by Martin Wilson, an art lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in the field, it outlines and explains the relevant law and how the art business operates in practice, as well as offering a discussion of the most pressing ethical questions involving artworks.
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Table of cases

Martin Wilson

United Kingdom

Accidia Foundation v Simon C. Dickinson Ltd [2010] EWHC 3058 (Ch)198, 367
American Cyanamid v Ethicon [1975] AC 39637, 3423
Anderson v John Croall & Sons Ltd 1903 6 F (Ct of Sess) 153; 41 Sc LR 9595
Armory v Delamirie (1722) 5 Stra 505; [1558–1774] All ER Rep. 121138
Avrora v Christie Manson & Woods Ltd [2012] EWHC 2198 (Ch)100, 11314, 118
Barry v Davies 2000 1 WLR 196290
Bartholomew v Freeman (1877) 3 CPD 316; 38 LT 81473
Bassano v Toft [2014] EWHC 377 (QB)121
Benton v Campbell Parker & Co [1925] 2 KB 41097
Berkley v Poulett [1976] EWCA Civ 1260
Cavendish Square Holding BV v Talal El Makdessi; Parkingeye Ltd v Beavis [2015] UKSC 67361
Cayne v Global Natural Resources [1984] 1 All ER 225343
Chelmsford Auctions Ltd v Poole [1973] 1 QB 542364
City of Gotha and Federal Republic of Germany v Sotheby’s and Cobert Finance SA, Times Law Reports, 9 October 199821718
Clark v Associated Newspapers Ltd 1988 1 All ER 95925
Creative Foundation v Dreamland Leisure [2015] EWHC 255640
D’Eyncourt v Gregory (1866) LR 3 Eq 382260
De Balkanay v Christie Manson & Woods Ltd [1995] Independent Law Reports, 19 January 199598, 100, 114
Debenhams plc v Westminster City Council [1987] AC 396261
Doherty v Allman [1878] 3 App Cas 709343
Elidor Investments SA v Christies; Manson Woods Ltd [2009] EWHC 3600 (QB); [2009] WL 5641047342
Emerald Construction Co Ltd v Lowthian [1966] 1 All ER 1013; [1966] 1 WLR 691 CA85
FHR European Ventures v Cedar Capital Partners [2014] UKSC 4569
Fordham v Christie Manson & Woods Ltd (1977) 121 Sol Jo 529; [1977] 2 EGLR 9; (1977) 244 EG 2159, 75, 77, 364
Freeman & Lockyer (A Firm) v Buckhurst Park Properties (Mangal) Ltd [1964] 2 QB 480; [1964] 2 WLR 618; [1964] 1 All ER 630 CA1956
Gadd v Houghton (1876) 1 Ex D 357 CA83
George Hensher Ltd v Restawile Upholstery (Lancs) Ltd [1976] AC 6467
Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran v The Barakat Galleries Ltd [2007] EWCA Civ 1374250
Gray v Haig (1855) 20 Beav 2170
Hammonds v Barclays (1802) 2 East 22772
Harlingdon & Leinister Enterprises Ltd v Christopher Hull Fine Art Ltd [1990] 1 All ER 737109, 154
Hedley Byrne & Co Ltd v Heller & Partners Ltd (1964) AC 465 HL101
Hely-Hutchinson v Brayhead Ltd [1967] 1 QB 549195
Hippisley v Knee Bros [1905] 1 KB 167
Holland v Hodgson (1872) LR 7 CP 328259
Hunter v Hanley 1955 SLT 213149
Hutton v Warren (1836) 1 M & W 466387
Interlego v Tyco [1989] AC 2178
Islamic Republic of Iran v Berend [2007] EWHC 132 (QB)214, 250
Jeddi v Sotheby’s [2018] EWHC 1491234
JT Stratford & Son Ltd v Lindley [1965] AC 269; [1964] 3 All ER 10285
Kuwait Airways Corp v Iraqi Airways Co (No 6) [2002] 2 AC 883135
Ladbroke (Football) Ltd v William Hill (Football) Ltd [1964] 1 All ER 465; [1964] 1 WLR 273 HL15
Larner v Fawcett [1950] 2 All ER 727 CA73
Leaf v International Galleries [1950] 2 KB 86154, 352
Leigh v Taylor [1902] AC 157259
Lowe v Secretary of State [2003] EWHC 537261
Lucasfilm Ltd v Ainsworth [2011] UKSC 3945
Luxmoore-May v Messenger May Baverstock (A Firm) [1990] 1 All ER 1067; [1990] 1 WLR 1009 CA745, 149
Marcq v Christie Manson & Woods [2004] QB 286; [2003] EWCA Civ 731; [2003] 3 WLR 980137
Matrix Europe Ltd v Uniserve Holdings Ltd [2008] EWHC 11 (QB); [2008] All ER (D) 359 (Jul)71
McManus v Fortescue [1907] 2 KB 1; 76 LJ KB 393 CA956
Merryweather v Moore [1892] 2 Ch 51869
Methuen-Campbell v Walters [1978] 2 EGLR 58 CA261
Miller v Minister of Pensions [1947] 2 All ER 372247
Moffatt v Kazana [1969] 2 WLR 71139
Molton v Camroux [1948] 2 Exch 487359
National Phonograph Co Ltd v Edison-Bell Consolidated Phonograph Co Ltd [1908] 1 Ch 33585
Parker v British Airways [1982] QB 1004139, 140
Parker v McKenna (1874) 10 Ch App 96667
Pearse v Green (1819) 1 Jac & W 13570
R v Gibson [1990] 2 QB 619 CA (Crim)271
R v Sylveire [1990] 2 QB 619 CA (Crim)271
Richard v Phillips [1969] 1 Ch 39 CA357, 359
Robb v Green [1895] 2 QB 315 CA70
Saxon v Blake (1861) 29 Beav 43883, 97, 197
Smith v Hughes (1871) LR 6 QB 597352
Spriggs v Sotheby’s Parke Bernet & Co (1986) 1 Lloyd’s Rep 48772
Swiss Bank Corp v Lloyds Bank Ltd [1979] Ch 548; [1966] 1 WLR 691 CA85
Thomas Witter Ltd v TBP Industries Ltd [1996] 2 All ER 573194
Thomson v Christie Masons & Woods Ltd [2004] EWHC (QB); [2004] All ER (D) 26774, 100, 366
Thwaytes v Sotheby’s [2016] 1 All ER 423146, 3524
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp v British Telecommunications (Newzbin2) 2011 All ER (D) 27538
University of London Press Ltd v University Tutorial Press Ltd [1916] 2 Ch 6018
White v Riley [1921] 1 Ch 1 CA85
Williams v Millington (1788) 126 ER 49; [1775–1802] All ER Rep 12472
Winckworth v Christie Manson & Woods Ltd [1980] 1 All ER 1121214
Yasuda Fire and Marine Insurance of Europe Ltd v Orion Marine Insurance Underwriting Agency Ltd [1995] QB 174; [1995] 3 All ER 21171

United States of America

Cariou v Prince, 714 F. 3d 694 (2d Cir. 2013)11
Republic of Turkey v Christie’s Inc., No. 1:17-cv-03086 (AJN) (SDA), 2018 BL 170526 (S.D.N.Y. 14 May 2018)251
United States of United States v Schultz 333 F 3d 393 (2d Cir. 2003)250