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66 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3LH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3375 7000
Fax:
Fax 020 3375 7001
DX:
32 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.farrer.co.uk

James Carleton

Tel:
Work 020 3375 7405
Email:
Web:
www.farrer.co.uk/people/James-Carleton/
Farrer & Co

Work Department

Private client – onshore.

Position

James has a diverse client base that includes advising individuals, family offices and executors on personal tax, trusts and succession planning (including Court of Protection and attorneyship). He has particular expertise in art transactions and heritage matters as well as setting up philanthropic and charitable structures. He advises on the treatment of high value art works in tax planning and heritage taxation strategies as well as the sale, financing, purchase and export of high value artworks by family offices, private banks and art dealers.

Career

Trainee and Solicitor, Farrer & Co, 1994-2003; made Partner in 2003.

Languages

French.

Member

International Bar Association; Charity Law Association; Land Trusts Association; STEP Philanthropy Special Interest Group; Honorary legal trustee for several charities

Education

St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (MA); College of Law, London.


London: Private client

Art and cultural property

Within: Leading individuals

James Carleton - Farrer & Co

Within: Art and cultural property

Farrer & Co’s excellent team acts for wealthy private individuals and family trusts both in the UK and overseas who collect or invest in art. The first-rate team advises collectors, dealers and art advisors, and has an enviable client base of leading museums and galleries. The skilled team is also adept at handling art litigation and advising on complex art lending. Julian Smith is a well-known name for his expertise on charity law issues in the arts and heritage sector. Heads of department are Adrian Parkhouse, who leads on contentious matters relating to art and cultural property, and James Carleton, who advises on a wide range of art and cultural property matters including philanthropy. Mike Chantler is known for his work on the administration and taxation of heritage property and Rhoddy Voremberg is another key figure.

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Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Leading individuals

James Carleton - Farrer & Co

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Anne-Marie Piper leads a strong team at Farrer & Co that has a superb client list of some of the largest and best-known UK and international charitable organisations. The group advises on the full array of matters from transactional and structuring advice through to innovative charity finance matters. It has also been advising a growing number of clients facing complex and mission-critical issues including regulatory interventions, governance failures, and corporate insolvency. It has a dedicated safeguarding unit and has immense expertise in working with major cultural organisations that are charities - it has for many years acted for a significant number of the country’s national museums and galleries. It also acts for a sizeable number of educational and religious charities. The team includes: Sam Macdonald, who advises clients on all aspects of UK charity law and related tax matters; James Carleton, who routinely advises institutional charities with significant investment assets; Elizabeth Jones, who advises charities on constitutional and governance matters; and James Maloney, who was promoted to partner in May 2018.

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