At the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers biennial dinner at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge Paul Viney of Woolley & Wallis officially handed over the chairmanship of the association to Helen Carless, managing director of Lawrences Crewkerne.

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The new chairman of the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers Helen Carless, managing director of Lawrences Crewkerne, takes over the reins from Paul Viney of Woolley & Wallis.

They are pictured here at the event on on June 28.

Guest speaker at the dinner was BBC arts correspondent Will Gompertz and guests included Dragon's Den investor Deborah Meaden.

Prior to the dinner many members also opted for an afternoon guided tour followed by tea at the Wallace Collection.