The Law Offices of Tiffany de Waynecourt-Steele

The Law Offices advises and represents Trustees, Protectors, Asset Managers, Private Banks, Family Offices, Private Collectors, and Entrepreneurs across a range of jurisdictions in transactions and proceedings pertaining to art held on trust/art law-related issues, trust disputes, capacity issues, marriage contracts (pre-nuptial and post-nuptial), inheritance and forced heirship claims.

Tiffany’s art held on trust/art law practice focuses on advising and strategizing with Trustees, Protectors, Family Offices, Art Collectors and Artists on art due diligence, family governance, succession, dispute resolution and aspects of taxation. Advisory work embraces art transactions (valuations, acquisitions and sales – both private treaty sales and by public auction), art finance and loans to museums, insurance, import and export regulations, transportation and art-related aspects of estates, wills and trusts. Tiffany also assists in the recovery of stolen and looted art.

The Law Offices’ trust practice includes disclosure orders, challenges to jurisdiction (including submission to jurisdiction), sham trusts, questions of governing law and capacity, indemnity/exoneration clauses, and freezing orders. Tiffany assists her clients in coordinating and managing trust disputes and offers pre-emptive advice on mitigating exposure to risks.

In addition to being a UK Solicitor, Tiffany is admitted to the Bar in South Africa. She can thus assist clients with matters involving questions of South African law relating to trusts, matrimonial property regimes, divorce, wills and applications to Court for curators (bonis and ad litem) and other capacity questions.


Master of Philosophy
(MPhil) in Law
(with distinction)

Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford (2001)

Bachelor of Civil Law

Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford (2000)

Bachelor of Laws

University of Natal, Durban, Republic of South Africa (1996)

Bachelor of Arts

University of Natal, Durban, Republic of South Africa (1994)

Memberships and Associations

Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM)

Member of the Art Law Foundation Geneva

Member of the Institute of Art and Law


South Africa

England & Wales