Mr Andrew Oliver > Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP > Hull, England > Lawyer Profile

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP
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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

As the key firm in East Yorkshire for finance work, Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP is recognised for its corporate and real estate finance expertise with additional specialisms in agricultural lending and ship financings. The primarily lender-focused practice is led by Nick Scott, who took over the role from Andrew FunnellAndrew Oliver focuses on shipping finance work while consultant Mark Davies is the key contact in the firm’s York office.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Transport

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP‘s department has the capabilities to handle a range of contentious and non-contentious shipping matters. The group’s experience ranges from charter party disputes, carriage of goods by sea, speed and performance claims and collisions, to commercial contract advice, the use and hire of vessels, ship sale and purchase transactions and ship finance matters. Practice head Dominic Ward focuses on dry shipping and cargo work and assists clients with carriage of goods and international trade agreements, while Andrew Oliver handles a range of ship finance and fisheries instructions. Other lawyers to note include associate Sarah Pether, for the defence of personal injury claims, and senior solicitor Paul Newbon, who has experience in a range of contentious shipping instructions.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Hull and East Yorkshire

The team at Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP has a breadth of experience in contentious matters, ranging from commercial and corporate governance matters to contentious probate, regulatory food law, debt recovery and insolvency. Practice head Hugh Smith handles mediations, shareholder and director disputes, professional negligence claims, injunctions, restrictive covenants disputes and economic torts. Other names to note include property litigator Nick DeanPeter Duffus, who assists clients with a range of commercial litigation; shipping expert Andrew Oliver and insolvency specialist Christopher Harrison. Health and safety litigator Jeff Swales moved to rradar.

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

Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP aligns its expertise with the local region and Humberside’s ‘Energy Estuary’ to handle matters in the port and harbour industries including anaerobic digestion facilities, quayside bulk materials handling facilities for coal and biofuels, pipeline installation and vessel chartering, offshore supply and support vessels and energy-from-waste and solar energy projects. Team co-head Andrew Oliver focuses on marine environment law and has experience in cabling agreements and disturbance agreements, and fellow co-head Stephen Unwin specialises in wind farms and renewable energy projects.

London > Transport > Shipping

Hull-based offering Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP handles an array of contentious and non-contentious shipping work. On the contentious side, the team handles charterparty disputes, carriage disputes, speed, collision and performance claims. Non-contentious expertise includes commercial contract work and sale and purchase transactions. It advises Blue Water Shipping on various contracts relating to the transport, handling and storage of 113,000 pipes required for the £40m Nord Stream 2 project. The team also houses a dedicated marine and fisheries unit, which is led by Andrew Oliver.