Lubna Gem Arielle is an arts lawyer, business consultant, lecturer/speaker and creative practitioner.
She specialises in intellectual property, contracts and collaborative practices. Originally a solicitor, Lubna studied fine art part-time at Central Saint Martins, social sculpture at Oxford Brookes and performance at City Lit leading to a career portfolio spanning law and art. Her legal focus is on the creation and effective transfer of knowledge. This has included acting as Head of Legal for Rich Mix and writing and presenting educational programmes for Legal Network Television and Artlaw TV.
Alongside advising creative practitioners and organisations, Lubna currently lectures in law on the MA in Arts Policy and Management at Birkbeck, University of London, and the MA in Arts and Business at Sothebys Institute of Art. She has written commissioned white papers for the George Soros Foundation, Ravensbourne College of Art and design and the Open Rights Group, and is a contributing writer to Sweet & Maxwells’ ‘Data Sharing and Privacy.’