Simon Stokes is a solicitor and a partner in the London office of Blake Lapthorn. He advises art dealers and others in the art and antiques markets on commercial contract matters, online sales and auctions, and intellectual property (IP). His IP practice has a particular focus on copyright and digital image rights and on artist’s resale right (ARR) – he is the author of the leading text Art & Copyright (2nd edition Hart Publishing 2012) and advised the London art market on issues relating to the introduction of ARR into the UK in 2006. The second edition of his book Artist’s Resale Right Law & Practice was published by the Institute of Art and Law in 2012. He is recommended by the UK legal directories for his commercial and IP work – Legal 500 (2013) describes him as ‘wise and helpful on IP issues’.