Pool of Arbitrators

Tim Maxwell

Tim Maxwell, Partner, Co-Head of Charles Russell Speechlys’ Art & Luxury practice

Tim specialises in disputes regarding forgeries, title, provenance and authenticity. He combines commercial litigation and private wealth expertise with a market leading specialism in art law. Tim is a frequent speaker at Art Law related conferences and events and has guest lectured at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Christie’s Education, Institute of Art & Law and various international conferences. He is a guest lecturer at the University of Glasgow and other institutions and contributes both to mainstream press articles and academic texts on topical art issues. He has also appeared in a documentary concerning the Folkestone Banksy.

Tim’s law practice has included an art litigation practice since 2003. His clients include financial institutions, individuals, family businesses, charities, and other luxury asset focused businesses. He represents clients across the spectrum of the art world including artists, auction houses, collectors, dealers, galleries and institutions. He has acted in many of the leading cases involving artists’ rights, art finance, attribution, authenticity, cultural and underwater cultural property/treasure, dealer disputes, disputed ownership, fraud, fakes, guarantees, misattribution, pledges, provenance, recovery, restitution and street art. He was appointed to the Arbitration and Mediation pools of CAfA in May 2021.

He is a member of the Institute of Art & Law, as well as the Professional Advisors to the International Art Market.

Tim’s educational background includes University of Leeds and BPP School of Law.

Jurisdiction: United Kingdom