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Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP

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Andrew Oliver

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Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Shipping & Transport




Andrew is Head of our Sea Fisheries, Regulatory and Marine Environment Unit and our Ship Transactional and Finance Unit. He acts for leading players in the fishing industry both nationally and internationally in respect of Sea Fisheries law, having taken cases to the European Court of Justice and the Privy Council.

He also acts for a number of UK clearing banks, European and international banks in respect of ship finance work including cargo and yacht transactional and finance work.

Andrew's environmental law work this year has included advising various clients with a regard to legislative changes and the implications for their operations. He regularly acts for Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authorities in their capacity as both law makers by virtue of their byelaw making powers and in respect of their enforcement powers.

He has advised a number of windfarm developers regarding their rights and obligations towards other users of the sea and has been described as the "go-to" lawyer for such work.

Andrew is a regular contributor to the relevant trade press and has lectured at commercially run professional training seminars in London.

London: Transport


Within: Shipping

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP is regularly instructed on cargo claims in addition to transactional and finance matters. Braemar Group, SMS Towage, India Steamship and Blue Water Shipping are clients. Team head Dominic Ward focuses on dry shipping and cargo work, alongside advising on a range of carriage of good and international trade agreements. Andrew Oliver leads the sea fisheries, regulatory and marine environment unit, and also leads the ship transactional and finance department.

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Yorkshire and the Humber


Within: Transport

The 'incredibly pragmatic' transport team at¬†Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP¬†'punches well above its weight' and competes with 'much larger shipping practices in London'. The group, known for its marine and shipping expertise, was instructed by India Streamship on the¬†$90m sale of the four-strong Indian Flag tanker fleet. It also acts for SMS Towage on several significant transactions, including on the¬†purchase of two vessels with a combined value ‚ā¨5.8m.¬†The 'extremely knowledgeable, efficient and commercial' practice head¬†Dominic Ward¬†specialises in dry shipping law, cargo work and international trade agreements. Ward led advice to Blue Water Shipping A/S Denmark in a multi-jurisdictional matter involving¬†various contracts relating to the transport, handling and storage of pipes required for the ¬£40m Nord Stream 2 project. Leading the sea fisheries, regulatory and marine environment group, the¬†'very smart and exceptionally practical'¬†Andrew Oliver¬†continues to represent Lynn Shellfish in settlement discussions relating to a dispute regarding ownership of fishing grounds in The Wash, following a successful appeal to the¬†Supreme Court.¬†Jeff Swales¬†is also recommended, particularly in¬†investigations and prosecutions by the Police and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency. Associated British Ports, Braemar Group and Maritime Coastguard Agency are all clients of the practice.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP¬†is ‚Äėoutstanding on all fronts when it comes to client care‚Äô and ‚Äėdominates the market in East Yorkshire‚Äô thanks to ‚Äėan ability to constantly stay on top of all the major relevant issues its clients face‚Äô. The group's expertise encompasses corporate and real estate finance work with a niche specialism in ship finance. Recent mandates include advising NatWest on the refinancing of an agri-business and the provision of two further facilities to fund the acquisition of two farms; Rabobank, Svenska Handelsbanken, RBS, National Westminster Bank and HSBC are also clients. Andrew Funnell¬†leads the department, which includes ship finance expert Andrew Oliver, Nicholas Scott, and Philip Ashworth, who is ‚Äėan excellent communicator making him very easy to work with‚Äô.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety

The 'niche' health and safety team at Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP is known for its 'excellent' representation of clients in the shipping and transport space. The 'incredibly pragmatic' practice assists clients in investigations and prosecutions from the Police and agencies such as the HSE, MCA and the Environment Agency. The 'exceptionally practical' Andrew Oliver  has been highlighted as being the 'complete package' with 'few others having his experience and knowledge' of health and safety matters in shipping and transport. Litigator Jeff Swales  has a depth of experience handling inquests and prosecutions arising from fatal accidents across a range of industries. In addition to transport sector clients, the team also advises local, regional and national businesses in manufacturing, waste management, higher education and renewable energy.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

The 'enthusiastic and knowledgeable team' at Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP is 'known for its efficiency and pragmatism' in agricultural matters. York-based Helen Mellors represents landed estates in a diverse range of matters and has taken over from Martin Whitehead as head of the practice. Whitehead remains at the firm as a consultant. Other key names include Andrew Oliver, who has expertise advising on pollution and waste consenting procedures, Kevin Webster for tax and trust work and Peter Duffus for disputes. The 'prompt and proactive'Christopher Harrison - who is primarily based in the Scarborough office - is also recommended for his 'very practical and professional approach' particularly in land purchases and disposals and agricultural tenancies.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Projects, energy and natural resources (including PFI)


Within: Energy

Recent highlights for Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP include advising on the installation of a cable infrastructure system for an offshore wind farm development and acting for various vessel owners on issues relating to wind farm support vehicles. The department also has experience in the construction of anaerobic digestion facilities, quayside bulk materials handling facilities for coal and biofuels, pipeline installations and energy-from-waste projects. Andrew Oliver leads the practice and is a marine renewable energy specialist; other practitioners include Stephen Unwin, who specialises in wind farms and other renewables projects; construction expert Martin Collingwood and commercial property specialist Janice Rawlings. The team’s client roster includes Dong Energy, Associated British Ports, SSE and Woodhouse Wind.

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