Simpsons was founded in 1986 with a clear purpose: to assist those in the creative and cultural sectors and those in need of specialist intellectual property advice.
Simpsons has built a strong reputation as one of Australia’s most highly regarded intellectual property and entertainment practices. The firm and its lawyers are highly commended in the legal review publications Chambers, Legal 500 and Doyle’s Guide.
Simpsons was the first firm in Australia to provide specialist advice to those involved in the visual arts, crafts, and design fields. The firm remains the pre-eminent practice, acting for leading painters, sculptors, printmakers, ceramists, video artists, multimedia producers, design companies and commercial galleries.
Simpsons is also Australia’s leading practice in museum and gallery law, acting for local, state and federal museums and galleries, and for professional and industry associations.
Shane Simpson and Ian McDonald are currently revising the ‘Collections Law’ publicationcovering museum law and practice in Australia.
Please contact Adam Simpson or Ian McDonald for all visual arts and museum and gallery related enquiries.