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Art & Cultural Heritage Lawyers NQ – 3 & 4+ years’ PQE LONDON

Farrar Levin Legal Recruitment
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
to £100,000
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

Job Details

Well-regarded law firm in London is looking to recruit two Art & Cultural Heritage lawyers – one of 0 to 3 years’ PQE and the other of 4 or more years’ PQE. The specialist team advises a range of clients from artists, private collectors and international galleries through to governments, state institutions, museums, lenders, philanthropists and art fairs. They also have extensive experience in other luxury assets such as collector cars, musical instruments, jewellery, wine, and watches. The type of work which the successful candidates could expect to gain exposure to includes: • Negotiating and drafting auction house terms and conditions, consignment agreements and guarantees for both auctioneers and consignors. Also advising galleries, dealers and other luxury good businesses on their commercial terms • Advising lenders and borrowers looking to borrow money secured against art, cars and other luxury assets, including drafting facility letters, security documentation and liaising with counsel in foreign jurisdictions • Advising artists, galleries, fashion houses and collecting societies on copyright, moral right, artists' resale rights, brand protection and intellectual property exploitation • Drafting sales and purchase agreements of art, cars and other luxury assets and providing clients with assistance around due diligence, retention of title and delivery of the object (including ancillary documentation with shippers and customs) • Assisting governments with drafting of laws and regulations specific to the art and luxury market, considering best practice in other jurisdictions and implementing changes that make a positive economic and cultural impact • Negotiating loan agreements with museums of rare and publicly important objects • Advising art market participants on the implementation of the anti-money laundering regulations • Assisting financiers and private equity funds in the establishment of regulated offerings around luxury goods • Advising private collectors on the management of their collections.

You will deliver clear and high-quality legal advice on a range of Art & Cultural Heritage matters, ranging in experience covering both transactional, advisory, and contentious issues. In addition, you will be required to assist in the business development and marketing initiatives of the team. Our client will consider candidates with a background in a well-regarded legal practice, with experience in any commercial or asset-related transactional field (ie. corporate, commercial, banking, IP etc) with a demonstrable interest in and desire to develop expertise in the Art & Cultural Heritage field. A strong interest in art and/or other luxury collectibles is essential.


Farrar Levin Legal Recruitment specialises in the recruitment of qualified lawyers from NQ to Partner level. In addition to finding lawyers new opportunities in the England & Wales jurisdiction we also recruit lawyers into offshore jurisdictions such as the Channel Islands and Caribbean/ Bermuda.

At FLLR we seek to provide a bespoke recruitment service which suits the purposes and needs of each individual candidate. Our aim is to source/ generate opportunities appropriate to your specialist legal discipline or assist you in moving across to an alternative legal discipline which you have identified as preferable to your current specialist area.

If you are an organisation looking to recruit a lawyer (or lawyers), we can assist you by trying to source candidates for your recruitment needs. In addition to working on specific vacancies, we may (from time to time) send details of candidates who possess specialist legal skills/ knowledge relevant to you and therefore could be potentially of interest. In some cases, these candidates may even have the potential to add value to your current client portfolio by possessing a following (ie. client contacts who offer immediate fee-earning opportunities).

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