Urning their keep

Robins, Jon
March 2005
Lawyer;3/7/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p20
Trade Publication
The article reports on the top legal battle of the year in Great Britain. Last month's appeal in the highly publicized legal action by art dealer Taylor Thomson and the venerable auction house Christie's has been dubbed in these pages as this year's clash of the litigation titans. Old rivals Anthony Grabiner of One Essex Court and Briek Court's Jonathan Sumption, two longstanding members of the bar face each other in the Court of Appeal in a dispute over a pair of fake Louis XV vases sold to art dealer Taylor Thomson by auctioneers Christie's.


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