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Grey areas emerge in new consumer act

30 September 2015

A new law giving online auction buyers additional consumer protection rights has been criticised for throwing dealers and auction houses into a legal grey area.


Last year in perspective: a view from the SOFAA

19 January 2015

Commenting on the wider marketplace in her capacity as chairman of the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers, Helen Carless, chairman and managing director of Lawrences of Crewkerne, gave ATG this brief summary of the feedback received from various SOFAA members.



Ex-chairman of SOFAA damns 2% success fee

28 October 2014

The chairman of one of the UK’s most successful provincial auction houses has joined the condemnation of Christie’s new 2% success fee, saying he is appalled by it.


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Oxford conference returns in September

10 March 2014

Following the success of last year’s Oxford conference for art and antiques professionals, Jeremy Lamond of Halls and Rupert Toovey of Toovey’s have announced the 2014 event will be held on Friday and Saturday, September 12-13.


Border Agency at CITES seminar

27 August 2013

A top official from the Border Agency has been added to the list of speakers at SOFAA’s September 2 seminar on the impact of the new endangered species guidelines.


CITES seminar on new regulations

05 August 2013

The Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers (SOFAA) will hold a CPD seminar on Monday, September 2, titled ‘CITES – What’s Going On?’