Shipping

Shipping

If you work within the marine industries, from shipping and logistics to catching and processing of seafood, our specialist team is here to help you. 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 available to assist you whenever your need arises.  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, the sector knowledge and experience of our team will ensure that you get prompt, expert advice and representation in court or in arbitration. Our solicitors also deal with personal injury claims on behalf of insurers and P&I clubs, advise on any prosecutions that arise following an accident and deal with 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

Testimonials

  • "...prompt, clear commercial advice and flexible support during our recent transaction."

    Eric Hjalmarsson Thor Shipping

Key Contacts

Dominic Ward
Senior Partner

Dominic Ward

Andrew Oliver
Partner

Andrew Oliver

Sarah Pether
Associate

Sarah Pether

Hannah Horth
Senior Solicitor

Hannah Horth

Paul Newbon
Senior Solicitor

Paul Newbon

Alex Arnell
Solicitor

Alex Arnell

Rebecca Hardy
Paralegal

Rebecca Hardy

News & Events

News

Fisheries team secures landmark victory for fishermen after decade-long proceedings

We are absolutely delighted that our fisheries team has been able to put to rest a long running dispute whose origins pre-date the Magna Carta concerning an exclusive right to fish in an area of The Wash. Since the mid-19th century there have been several disputes between the …

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Cargo claims and the appointment of liability

When the ‘Yangtze Xing Hua’ vessel was chartered on an amended New York Produce Exchange form to carry soya bean meal from South America to Iran, she arrived off the discharge port in December 2012. After not being paid by the receivers, the charterers ordered the vessel to wait off …

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How can shipping simulators help legal proceedings?

Andrew Oliver, a partner in the firm’s Shipping and Transport department, recently visited the world class facilities of Modal Training based at Immingham, North East Lincolnshire, to look at the resources and assess how they could help the firm in assisting clients with the reconstruction of shipping casualties and …

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Andrew Jackson advises India Steamship on USD 90 million sale of tanker fleet

We are delighted to have advised India Steamship (ISS), a division of Indian listed company Chambal Fertilisers, on the sale of its remaining tanker fleet to Greek ship operator Centrofin Management, for an estimated USD 90 million. Dominic Ward, partner and head of our shipping and transport team, along with …

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Andrew jackson advises blue water shipping On multi-million pound pipeline contract

We are delighted to announce that our shipping & transport team has recently provided contractual advice to Blue Water Shipping A/S Denmark (BWS), a global provider of tailor-made transport and logistics solutions, for the construction of a gas pipeline project through the Baltic Sea in Russia to Germany. …

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Articles

Scallop Wars arising from the Common Fisheries Policy

Scallop Wars arising from the Common Fisheries Policy

The recent ‘Scallop Wars’ have highlighted some of the key challenges the fishing industry faces when seeking to operate in line with the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), arising in this case from its interaction with national legislation. Recent events could be seen as a warning of things to come as …

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Further Success in Court – Lynn Shellfish Ltd v Loose

Further Success in Court – Lynn Shellfish Ltd v Loose

Back in 2016, we reported that the firm had achieved a notable victory in the Supreme Court, having successfully represented a group of King's Lynn fishermen and boat owners in a long running dispute regarding the public right to fish in The Wash. At that time, a number of …

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Choosing your own solicitor under a legal expenses insurance policy

Choosing your own solicitor under a legal expenses insurance policy

It is an unfortunate but unavoidable fact that accidents or near misses occur in the workplace. When unfortunate accidents do occur, it is important that expert legal advice is sought as soon as possible in order to protect your position and equip you with the guidance and support that’s …

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Personal injury update: No need to plead fraud to argue that a claim is "fundamentally dishonest"

Personal injury update: No need to plead fraud to argue that a claim is "fundamentally dishonest"

When the ‘Yangtze Xing Hua’ vessel was chartered on an amended New York Produce Exchange form to carry soya bean meal from South America to Iran, she arrived off the discharge port in December 2012. After not being paid by the receivers, the charterers ordered the vessel to wait off …

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Cargo claims and the appointment of liability

Cargo claims and the appointment of liability

When the ‘Yangtze Xing Hua’ vessel was chartered on an amended New York Produce Exchange form to carry soya bean meal from South America to Iran, she arrived off the discharge port in December 2012. After not being paid by the receivers, the charterers ordered the vessel to wait off …

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Shipping partner visits Modal’s state-of-the-art training facility

Shipping partner visits Modal’s state-of-the-art training facility

Andrew Oliver, a partner in the firm’s Shipping and Transport department, recently visited the world class facilities of Modal Training based at Immingham, North East Lincolnshire, to look at the resources and assess how they could help the firm in assisting clients with the reconstruction of shipping casualties and …

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Is your business prepared for a hard Brexit scenario?

Is your business prepared for a hard Brexit scenario?

Whether your business is importing or exporting goods, it’s important that you are ready for a so-called ‘hard Brexit’ scenario, in which the United Kingdom would leave the European Union without a trade deal in place. Currently, the UK has access to the EU's internal market which …

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Offshore energy & the fishing industry: managing risks

Offshore energy & the fishing industry: managing risks

In addition to renewable energy generation, the marine environment is host to a number of other activities, many of which occasionally conflict with the activities of offshore renewable operators or those with cables on the sea bed – including the fishing industry. Andrew Oliver, head of our renewable energy group,  looks …

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Offshore energy: Purchasing a transfer vessel – how to avoid common pitfalls

The commissioning of a new build crew transfer vessel or the acquisition of a pre-owned vessel can be an exciting time for all concerned. However, as Andrew Oliver, head of our renewable energy team, points out, it pays to take proper legal advice to avoid common pitfalls whilst ensuring …

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All at sea? You can't afford to be

A raft of legislation applies to the provision and use of work equipment both on and off shore - and it's vital that those who supply such equipment are fully aware of their responsibilities, says Andrew Oliver, partner and head of renewable energy at Andrew Jackson. Whether working on land, …

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