Shipping & Maritime Law

Shipping & Maritime Law

If you work within the marine industries, from shipping and logistics to catching and processing of seafood, you can rely on our experience of providing legal support and solutions to the fishing industries for over 130 years. 

With a 24-hour, seven days a week dedicated shipping service, our specialist shipping solicitors are always available to advise you. Whether it is advice in relation to shipping casualty work, defending personal injury claims or prosecutions, vessel build or acquisition, demurrage issues or cargo claims, our specialist team is here to provide prompt, expert advice and representation in court or in arbitration. We also deal with personal injury claims on behalf of insurers and P&I clubs, advise on any prosecutions that arise following an accident and coroner’s inquests in fatal accident cases. 

From assistance with regulation and health and safety compliance to helping you navigate the framework of sea fisheries law, fisheries prosecutions, enforcement and control issues, our expertise can ensure your legal affairs are well protected. 

Emergency Out of Hours Contact Number: +44 (0)870 129 6014 

Get in touch with our friendly team of advisors on for help and advice on any aspect of law relating to Shipping and Logistics and how it may affect you and your business. 

Or call your preferred office today to speak to a member of the team.

"They are experienced and have great specialist knowledge."

Chambers 2023

"The staff at Andrew Jackson have a wealth of experience and listen carefully to the client's needs to come up with solutions that are well founded, robust and relevant."

Chambers 2023

"The partners specialising in shipping have a wealth of knowledge. They have provided support on everyday topics as well as difficult international cases. They are a valued 'business partner' helping us steer our business through international waters."

Legal 500 2022

"Great strengths regarding all shipping matters."

Chambers UK 2022

"They are honest, trustworthy and always provide the very best of support and advice."

Legal 500

"We feel that our enquiries – big or small – are always considered important and are addressed in a timely and professional manner."

Chambers UK

“...prompt, clear commercial advice and flexible support during our recent transaction.”

Eric Hjalmarsson, Thor Shipping

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Dominic Ward Dominic Ward Senior Partner Read more
Andrew Oliver Andrew Oliver Partner Read more
Paul Newbon Paul Newbon Associate Read more
Sarah Pether Sarah Pether Associate Read more
Rebecca Forder Rebecca Forder Solicitor Read more
Andrew Coish Andrew Coish Associate Read more
Gavin Farquhar Gavin Farquhar Partner Read more
Joseph Healy Joseph Healy Trainee Solicitor Read more

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