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Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP

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Dominic Ward

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Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP

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Shipping & Transport


Head of Shipping & Transport, Partner


Dominic has over 30 years' experience in dealing with shipping and trade disputes.

He has been involved in many high-profile cases relating to bills of lading, charter parties, forwarding, cargo quality and the passing of risk and ownership in international sale of goods. These cases have been in the High Court, Court of Appeal and international arbitrations. In addition, Dominic has been involved in negotiating contracts on major projects such as Nord Stream II ( gas pipeline between Russia and Germany). Dominic's client-base is national and international with regular instructions from Scandinavia and India in particular.

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 €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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