Tamara Wakeford


Art & Luxury
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Tamara advises UK and international clients involved in art and luxury asset disputes and commercial dealings. Her clients include art collectors, dealers and advisors; artists; trusts and foundations; major galleries; and high net-worth individuals.

She has a Diploma in Art Law from the Institute of Art & Law.

Recent Experience

  • Advising a private collector in litigation with a major auction house concerning misattribution of an Old Master.
  • Advising private collectors on the voluntary restitution of cultural property.
  • Advice in relation to pre-eminent and world-renowned collector cars.

Career History

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP 2017 – 2019
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP 2019-2022
  • Wedlake Bell LLP


Contributor to Sale of Goods – Volume 34 of the Encyclopaedia of Forms & Precedents.


  • Chambers UK, Associate to Watch, 2023
  • Chambers HNW, Associate to Watch, 2023

Tamara is extremely knowledgeable and professional, with a clear understanding of her subject.

Chambers, High Net Worth 2023

She is exceptional with clients and as working part of a team. She is passionate about the subject matter.

Chambers, High Net Worth 2023


Proud to have represented The Artists’ Collecting Society and the Design and Artists Copyright Society

Wedlake Bell are proud to have represented ACS and DACS in their claim against Ivor Braka Limited which has successfully settled. See below for further details. The Artists’ Collecting SocietyRead more