Amanda is a Managing Associate in Mishcon Private at Mishcon de Reya, specialising in Art Law and the related field of Luxury Assets. She is valued by her clients for her commercial, flexible approach and depth of knowledge across a diverse range of legal problems faced by those operating within the art market and luxury assets fields.
Amanda works on both contentious and non-contentious matters including, but not limited to, disputes arising over all due diligence matters (for example title, authenticity (including Holocaust restitution claims), attribution and condition) contractual disputes and special project work concerning arts and cultural property.
With regard to the complementary specialism of Luxury Assets she is known for her contentious expertise on matters concerning classic cars –issues arising on authentication and ownership (most notably– Copley Motorcars Corporation & Anr v Bonhams 1793 Limited & Ors in multi-party proceedings in the Commercial Court involving, inter alia, claims of fraud and misrepresentation), antiquities, equines, and yachts.
Amanda is regularly asked to present at speaking engagements globally, including the Royal Academy of Arts School, Christie’s Education and Queen Mary University. She is recognised by the leading legal directories, including Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500, that praise her for “great technical knowledge of the issues”.
Amanda is the pro-bono General Counsel for Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Sussex which houses the permanent collection of works by Eric Gill and the Ditchling Guild.