Advice among the Antiques



We were delighted once again to be a principal sponsor of the Petworth Arts and Antiques Fair held at Petworth House over the first weekend in May.

The weather behaved itself and brought out a big crowd as the fair’s reputation for the breadth and high quality of its pieces continues to grow.  Indeed, as well as having a huge local following, the fair has enticed people from as far away as Scotland, continental Europe and even the USA to visit

The fair was opened with the usual flourish and sense of occasion by Lord Egremont, whose ancestral home is Petworth House. 

Our presence was bigger and better than ever too – with our new prominent flag banners guiding visitors to the entrance from the car park. We welcomed attendees with our highly visible stand in the central lobby which was busy all day with passing buyers and browsers.

The event has become a really important fixture in our calendar for the Petworth Office” said Charlotte Woods, Partner and Head of Private Client. “It was great to talk to so many people – familiar faces and new visitors. The fair is a great opportunity for them to talk to us informally outside the usual surroundings of an office about setting up, revising or managing their Wills and thinking about the most effective way that their assets could be passed down the generations

As a key sponsor, we were able to offer complimentary invites for our clients along with an opportunity to chat over coffee and cake, as well as the always excellent drinks and canap├ęs event in the Friday night.

Charlotte was supported by fellow Partner Alastair Sinclair,and colleagues Nicole Miller,  Siobhan Perrigo, Claire Foster, Rebecca Foxall and Janet Miles throughout the weekend.

On the stand, we ran a raffle for a magnum bottle of the highly rated Nyetimber sparkling wine, as well as a guess the number of sweets in the jar competition. We will be announcing the results for this next week – so if you took part, watch this space!