Adrian Parkhouse

Adrian Parkhouse is the Chair of the firm’s cross-disciplinary Art & Heritage Group at Farrer & Co and leads our disputes and contentious team in the field of art and cultural property.  He acts for dealers, galleries (private and public), individuals and foreign governments in disputes concerning art and heritage property.  He is a CEDR accredited mediator and a former Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Art, Cultural Institutions and Heritage Law Committee.  He is also a member of the legal affairs committee for the International Council of Museums (ICOM).

He is ranked in Chambers UK 2018, as a recommended lawyer in three categories: Art and Cultural Property Law, Fraud: Civil and Litigation.


Adrian Parkhouse is described by one interviewee as a “great strategist, but somebody who understands the softer skills,” and by another as “tough-minded and fair.”  He possesses specialist knowledge of the art world and advises on disputes arising in that sector. Chambers UK 2018

Adrian Parkhouse is “a wizard who really knows his stuff,” and “combines meticulous professionalism with a realistic and pragmatic approach to complicated art and heritage issues.”  Legal 500 2017