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Chambers of Penelope Reed
5 Stone Buildings
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Luke has a commercial chancery practice and has particular expertise in claims involving art and antiquities in claims involving objects of cultural and artistic value. He is currently the only Band 1 listed junior in the field of Art & Cultural Property in Chambers & Partners 2018. Luke’s commercial practice includes claims involving commercial chattels, the sale of goods, personal and proprietary tracing claims and restitution.

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London Bar > Art and cultural property

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Luke Harris5 Stone Buildings

With experience acting for buyers, sellers and auction houses in complex disputes, the barristers at 5 Stone Buildings are considered a ‘first port of call for contract or art related disputes‘. In Gelber v Christie’s, Henry Legge KC was instructed against Christie’s in relation to its alleged negligent handling of a US$100m collection. Luke Harris is acting for the claimants in QIPCO and Sheikh Hamad Bin Abdullah Al Thani v Eskenazi, a claim for misrepresentation, breach of contract of sale, and negligence connected to the purchase of antiquities claimed to be modern forgeries, valued at a combined total of US$4.9m. In addition, he is acting for a claimant in relation to the recovery of fragments believed to be a part of a valuable Ancient Roman ewer carved in sardonyx.