An auctioneer1 owes a general duty of care to third parties who attend auctions2 and especially duties to ensure their safety whilst at the auction premises over which the auctioneer has control. This could include the seller's premises3. He also may in appropriate circumstances be liable in nuisance4. An auctioneer acting in the course of a business of dealing in works of art is jointly and severally liable with the seller for the payment of resale royalty on works of art in which copyright subsists, on any sale of such a work which is a resale subsequent to the
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