Professor Norman Palmer QC (Hon) CBE

ArtResolve Chairman Norman Palmer’s main specialism is the law concerning cultural property and other forms of portable wealth. He advises on a wide range of matters involving fine and decorative art, antiquities, archaeological hoards, national patrimony, manuscripts, gemstones, and the luxury arts.


Professor Palmer has advised governments and museums on legal issues arising both at home and abroad.


He has also advised indigenous communities, learned societies, local authorities, commercial art enterprises, private collectors, ecclesiastical bodies, private claimants, banks, finance companies and other commercial corporations. In recent years he has advised governments, including those of the United Kingdom, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Netherlands, Hungary and New Zealand, on legislative and other questions.


He is a Visiting Professor of Law at King’s College London and Professor Emeritus of the Law of Art and Cultural Property at University College London.