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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.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Finance > Banking and finance

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP handles a broad range of transactional services for both lenders and borrowers, with strengths in cross-jurisdictional matters that is reflected by practice head Nick Scott’s experience working with overseas lenders based in Europe. In addition to shipping finance and agricultural lending, property and real estate finance is another area of strength for the group that is spearheaded by Helen Mellors, who has a focus on clients in the university accommodation and care home sectors. Mark Davies and Andrew Oliver are also recommended.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Transport

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP has broad expertise within shipping, transport and fishery law. The group is led by Dominic Ward who specialises in dry shipping and cargo matters, with a particular focus on multi-party charter disputes. It also has a strong vessel finance sub-group that advises UK banks and international financial institutions on large-scale vessel finance projects; Andrew Oliver and head of banking, Nick Scott are key contacts. Elsewhere, the marine fisheries team handles prosecution and defence work, acting for both governmental organisations and private individuals.

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

The energy team at Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP handles dock infrastructure projects and offshore wind farm development mandates, and additionally advises port operators on commercial contracts, agreements and leases. Marine specialist Andrew Oliver jointly leads the practice alongside real estate expert Stephen Unwin, who assists on matters relating to wind farms and onshore renewable energy. David Dixon and associate Martin Collingwood are also key members of the team.

London > Transport > Shipping

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP fields in-depth knowledge in shipping, transport and fisheries law, where it advises on matters ranging from commercial contracts to personal injury claims. Dominic Ward leads the practice and has extensive expertise in dry shipping and cargo matters, particularly in regard to charterparty disputes and the carriage of goods and cargo. Andrew Oliver is particularly well versed in UK fisheries law, but also regularly handles contentious and regulatory work in addition to ship finance matters. Associate Sarah Pether is frequently sought out by insurers and P&I clubs to assist with defendant personal injury claims.