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Hetty Gleave - LLB LLM - Chairman
Directors:
Professor Norman Palmer MA, BCL(Oxon)
Paul Britton
Richard Ellis
Margaret Hatton
Ian Snaith
Ross Lee - Company Secretary


PROFESSOR NORMAN PALMER MA, BCL(Oxon)



Norman Palmer is Professor of Commercial Law at University College London, a practising barrister at Two Field Court Grays Inn, where he was Head of Chambers from 1992 to 1999 and a CEDR accredited mediator.  He lectures and practices in the fields of art transactions, personal property, cross-border claims, dispute resolution and general common law.  He has written and edited several books in these fields, including Interests in Goods (co-authored and edited, 1998), The Recovery of Stolen Art (co-authored and edited, 1998), Art Loans (1997, Bailment (2nd ed, 1991), and the titles on ‘Libraries and Scientific and other Cultural Institutions’ in Halsbury’s Laws of England (co-edited, 4th ed, reissue, 1997), vol 28(1).  His book on Museums and the Holocaust:  Law, Principles and Practice will be published by the Institute of Art and Law in July 2000.  He has been the editor in chief of Art, Antiquity and Law since its foundation in 1996 and was the editor of the International Journal of Cultural Property  from 1992 to 1995.  He is the Academic Advisor to the Institute of Art and Law and a member of the Treasure Valuation Committee, the Spoliation Advisory Panel, the Standing Conference on Portable Antiquities and the Portable Antiquities Working Group.  In May 2000 he was appointed chairman of the ministerial Advisory Panel on Illicit Trade in Cultural Objects.





HETTY GLEAVE - LLB LLM


Hetty Gleave is a partner in the litigation department at Hunters Solicitors in London.  She holds an LLM from University College London, part of her studies including the law of cultural properties.  She has lectured LLM students at UCL on copyright issues, artists’ moral rights, British export laws and alternative dispute resolution and also foundation art law students at the Sotherby’s Institute for the Institute of Art & Law.  Articles include conference reports for the Institute of Art & Law and a training module for the Institute of International Treaties & Conventions (co- author).  She was a member of the Parliamentary Working Group on Human Remains which was chaired by Professor Palmer and which reported in November 2003.  She is an accredited CEDR mediator and has been involved in several large commercial mediations. 





MARGARET HATTON LLB


Margaret Hatton is a solicitor at the Westminster firm of Radcliffes.  She specialises in leasehold reform and general commercial property work.  She previously worked for City firms Nicholson Graham & Jones and Hill Taylor Dickinson.  She has had a close association with the Institute of Art and Law since 1994.




IAN SNAITH BA(Keele) MA(Manchester)


Ian Snaith is Senior Lecturer and Nelsons Fellow in Law at the University of Leicester, and works as a consultant solicitor with Cobbetts, Solicitors, Manchester.  He lectures and practices in the fields of Company and Commercial Law, Co-operatives and Mutuals and national and international measures to combat organised crime.  He has written articles and papers on the particular problems raised by money laundering for the art world and on  wider European developments in that field. He has also authored books on Co-operatives, Industrial and Provident Society Law, and Corporate Insolvency. He is a Fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies, and, in recent years, has worked regularly with the Institute of Art and Law.




PAUL BRITTON - BA (Hons) MRICS


Paul Britton is Fine Art Surveyor for the Cunningham Lindsey group. He holds a degree in Fine Arts Valuation and his undergraduate dissertation considered the use of due diligence within the UK art market. He is a member of the Arts & Antiques Faculty board of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and currently acts a chairman of the faculty’s Ethics & Standards committee.  He has held positions with various sectors of the art market including the valuation department of a leading London auction house. He has been a member of the Institute of Art and Law since its' foundation and is currently studying for the IAL Foundation Certificate in Art Law. 




RICHARD ELLIS



Richard Ellis is an art risk consultant and investigator with over 30 years investigative experience. A career detective with the Metropolitan Police he established the Art and Antiques Squad at New Scotland Yard in 1989, and ran the unit until his retirement from the police in 1999. As the senior investigating officer he was responsible for the recovery of cultural property stolen in many countries including Egypt, China, Norway and Iraq and he has worked internationally in many different jurisdictions. After retiring from the police he spent a year with Christie’s as general manager of their Fine Art Security Services before becoming managing director of Trace, running the international database for stolen art and antiques together with Trace magazine. A member of the Council for the Prevention of Art Theft, he initiated the council’s Code Of Due Diligence and worked closely with the trade on its introduction. He has attended a number of UNESCO workshops as a member of their international panel of experts advising on the protection of cultural heritage and has lectured extensively on the international trade in stolen art, antiques and cultural property.





ROSS LEE



Ross is a practising Barrister at York Chambers in York and Newcastle.  He practises in the fields of civil law, including professional negligence, education and land disputes and family law and is on the editorial board of Art Antiquity & Law published by the Institute of Art & Law. He is a CEDR accredited mediator and has five years experience of conducting commercial mediation.  Recent mediations include an employment dispute between a large public body and a senior executives with Solicitors and Barristers on both sides, which was successfully mediated in one day.




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