Briony Cartmell

Associate | London

Secretary Christine Woodroffe


Briony is an associate in the litigation and arbitration team with a particular interest in art and cultural heritage law.

She has assisted with a number of domestic and high-profile disputes involving art, forfeiture orders, harassment, breach of contract and tort.

In relation to art, she has worked on matters involving suspected forgeries at auction, advising on artist's resale rights, exhibitions potentially infringing intellectual property rights, and jurisdictional disputes over artwork ownership. She has also assisted gallery clients in relation to directorship disputes.

During her training contract at Withers, Briony went on secondment to Milan and sat in Corporate where she was involved in a variety of matters, including drafting corporate governance documents, due diligence reports, share for share exchange agreements, service agreements and transaction negotiations with a focus on clients in the technology and fashion industries.

During her time in Intellectual Property, she worked on copyright and trade mark disputes, drafted contracts such as SAAS agreements and licences, and project managed acquisitions.

While sitting in the Real Estate Disputes and Construction teams, Briony assisted in litigation processes such as disclosure, case management conferences, witness statements, mediation and settlement agreements.