Mr Dominic Ward > Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP > Hull, England > Lawyer Profile

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP

Work Department

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.

Lawyer Rankings

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.

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.