Quality Accounting & Tax Advice For The Art World

We do the numbers…


We act for many individuals in the creative industries and contemporary artists in particular, some who are recognisable household names. Whilst we may not be able to paint, we can help you to deal with your finances in a clear, understandable way and seek to maximise your financial position.

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Art Galleries and Antique Dealers

Are you fed up of defining art terminology to your financial adviser or are the complexities of accounting & tax compliance absorbing precious time from your day job? Having worked for decades with galleries and dealers we are more than familiar with the types of transactions in your industry sector and we can help alleviate your problems, no matter how big or small.

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Do you have an art or antiques collection and are unsure of your tax obligations? We are here to advise and help structure your affairs in the most appropriate way. We can deal with any reporting obligations and ensure that your enjoyment of your collection takes precedence over financial & reporting concerns.

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Art Team

Our strength lies in our people whose expertise and commitment enable us to provide a top quality pro-active tailored service.

Craig Davies

Partner   +44 (0)20 7842 2136

Catherine Thompson

Director Corporate Services +44 (0)20 7842 2028

Nigel Medhurst

Director Business Services +44 (0)20 7842 2150

Mark Harris

Partner   +44 (0)20 7842 2125

Lynne Hunt

Director Corporate Services +44 (0)20 7842 2025

Toby Crooks

Partner   +44 (0)20 7842 2140

Fiona Clark

Senior Manager Private Tax +44 (0)20 7842 2000

Hiral Kanzaria

Senior Manager Business Tax +44 (0)20 7842 2000

Judy Yau

Senior Manager Private Tax +44 (0)20 7842 2000

Sarah Fernando

Director Business Tax +44 (0)20 7842 2000


Of central importance to our clients is our deep knowledge and experience in the art & antiques sector. This allows us to advise accurately and efficiently on VAT, tax and accounting issues which are unique to the sector and, where necessary, bring in our wider art sector specialist professional network to help solve other issues they may face.

Owner of long established and highly respected family-run antique dealer

Our family has been looked after by Rawlinson & Hunter LLP, personally and in our business, for three generations. While systems have changed and accounting requirements have become ever more complex, the firm’s partners and staff have remained seamlessly attentive to our needs. At a time when call centres and remoteness have afflicted so many organisations, R&H has stayed true to a client-centred modus operandi.

Established international contemporary artist

Within the beautiful world of art lurks complexity and chaos! I am very pleased to now have R&H helping navigate the way, in particular their expertise on international selling and the VAT challenges therein.

MD of blue chip contemporary gallery with operations in the US, UK and mainland Europe

Craig Davies and the Rawlinson and Hunter LLP team have been the accountants for our UK-based gallery for over 5 years. They provide reliable support for bookkeeping, payroll, tax returns and financial reporting and we also rely on them for advice on a wide array of complex issues on which they have extensive knowledge. They have guided us on issues concerning the import/export of artworks, VAT, TA and AEO applications, and general statutory compliance in the UK and EU. The Rawlinson team is knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and always delivers in a timely fashion. They are a pleasure to work with and we recommend them highly.

Renowned Sculptor

I engaged Rawlinson and Hunter LLP a few years ago when I had to relocate my business from two foreign countries back to the UK. I have found that Craig Davies and his team’s excellent advice has meant that I sleep well at night! Whenever I need advice on complicated issues, they are always prompt and efficient. I feel that my family’s interests are safe in their hands.

Contact Us

Rawlinson & Hunter LLP
8th Floor, 6 New Street Square
New Fetter Lane
London, EC4A 3AQ
United Kingdom

+44 7842 2000