17 November 2023

Art Resolve’s Hetty Gleave contributes her expertise on how to protect artworks from theft

Read the full article ‘Criminals asking for ransoms on stolen artworks are on the rise’ by Annabelle Spranklen on
22 June 2023

Richard Clark writes on “Will AI Change Dispute Resolution?”

Originally published on The short answer is yes.     Just as AI is already playing a growing role in the business of law firms and the practising of law, it will inevitably become a part of the dispute resolution arena. The more difficult question is how and over what period of time might we see really significant changes?  AI has already been used to assist parties in settling their disputes. However, in my own area of large commercial disputes, its role is currently limited and not widespread. So where might we see further inroads of AI and what are its limitations as an effective means of ADR?  Data-driven outcomes Everyone knows that data is intrinsic to AI. It is astonishingly good at processing and analysing huge amounts of data. This makes it potentially very good at doing what lawyers spend a good deal of their time doing – applying the […]
14 April 2023

Art Resolve’s Hetty Gleave writes on AI and art: how recent court cases are stretching copyright principles in the Art Newspaper

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13 October 2022

Art Resolve’s annual lunch and art talk by member Richard Clark at the The Angel Inn, Stoke-by-Nayland

The Angel Inn, Stoke-by-Nayland was the perfect location for the Art Resolve annual lunch. Not only does it provide exceptional food and service in a delightful location, The Angel Inn has a close link with John Constable who lived a few miles away and is believed to have visited The Angel when drawing and painting the church of St Mary’s in the village.  In addition, The Angel Inn has an exceptional art collection including some important old master paintings and drawings as well as a wonderful post war and modern British collection.   Among the old master paintings is a wonderful portrait of Cosimo d’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany by the studio of Bronzino and painted around 1569 in Florence. After a splendid lunch, one of our mediators, Richard Clark, gave a short lecture on the painting and the group discussed Bronzino, the Medici as well as the art history, context […]
10 June 2022

PAIAM event supported by Art Resolve at Sotheby’s

Art Resolve was delighted to support PAIAM with a champagne reception at Sotheby’s on 7th June. Following an introduction by Art Resolve, attendees had the opportunity to view an array of items and speak with Old Master Drawings & Miniatures expert, Mark Griffith-Jones; European Sculpture expert, Chris Mason; and Impressionist & Modern art specialist Julia Fischel.  In addition, attendees enjoyed a private guided tour given by Sotheby’s Head of Jewellery Kristian Spofforth of Power & Image: Royal & Aristocratic Tiaras which brought together fifty magnificent tiaras to celebrate the Jubilee season. 
21 March 2022

Art Resolve’s Nicola Wallace to be guest speaker at Maastricht University for Masters developed jointly with Royal Academy

Nicola Wallace of Art Resolve has been invited as guest lecturer to speak at Maastricht University for the Maastricht University/ Royal Academy Executive Masters in Cultural Leadership. Nicola will be examining comparative jurisdictions, alternative dispute options and highlighting the invaluable role of mediation in disputes arising in the Art and Cultural sectors.  Nicola is a barrister and mediator in London. See more about the Masters here.
18 January 2021

Richard Clark writes on Online Dispute Resolution

Originally published on Richard Clark Mediation and can be accessed here. Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) is not new – it was alive and well long before the Pandemic. However, like many areas of professional and commercial life, Covid-19 has greatly increased the use of virtual, online processes for the resolution of disputes, including major, high value commercial cases. I have conducted many online mediations long before the start of the pandemic but I have seen a large increase in online work over the last few months and, having just completed another online mediation of a large, international, multi-party dispute, now seems a good time to offer a few thoughts and reflections which I hope may be of some help (and perhaps reassurance) to parties contemplating mediation but wondering if an online solution is suitable for the resolution of their dispute. For those unfamiliar with ODR who may be sceptical as […]
18 January 2021

Richard Clark joins as a member of Art Resolve

Richard is a leading dispute resolution lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation. He was formerly Head of Dispute Resolution and Executive Managing Partner at Slaughter and May, where his clients included some of the world’s leading museums and galleries, auction houses, dealers and collectors. Read Richard’s full profile here.
22 November 2020

Malcolm Taylor writes on Art Mediation

The Art of Mediation By Malcolm Taylor Disputes can arise in the commercial, private and family arenas and traditionally have resulted in formal court action for resolution.  This can be very expensive, time consuming, emotionally challenging and often conducted in very public forums.  The parties can be exposed to substantial costs, negative or harmful publicity, personal stress and a substantial call on their time. The courts have, in reality, relatively limited remedies, usually purely financial and this can restrict the range of outcomes that might more readily reflect the needs and aspirations of the parties involved. Mediation is a form of “ADR” (Alternative Dispute Resolution) that can offer a pragmatic, cost effective, flexible and confidential option for dispute resolution, outside the formal court process. So how does Mediation fit into the world of art and cultural heritage?  Disputes are just as common in this area as in any other and […]
18 July 2020

Gregor Kleinknecht appointed as Chairman of Professional Advisors to the International Art Market’s Board

We are pleased to announce that Gregor Kleinknecht has been appointed as Chairman of the Professional Advisors to the International Art Market’s (PAIAM) Board.   For more information on  PAIAM see here.