Richard Harwood QC

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Full Name

Richard Harwood QC

Company Name

Thirty Nine Essex Chambers


United Kingdom

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Professional Sector

Legal Services


Import/Export, Litigation, Title Disputes


Specialises in the historic environment, in particular whether works of art are part of land or buildings for ownership and listed building purposes, all planning aspects and treasure, public law and regulatory matters including export control. Advised the Quinquennial Review of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and secured amendments to the Dealing in Cultural Objects (Offences) Act 2003 for the art market. Environment/Planning Junior Barrister of the Year 2011. Recommended for art law by Chambers High New Worth and Chambers Bar Directories. Author of ‘Historic Environment Law’ published by the Institute of Art and Law (2012, Supplement 2014). QC 2013. OBE 2014. Tweets @RichardHarwood2

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Regulatory; export licensing; art and listed buildings; historic environment law; planning