Andrew Oliver

Andrew Oliver

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Andrew is a trusted specialist in the field of marine law and commercial fisheries, both nationally and internationally. He advises on the sale, purchase and financing of vessels, licenses, fishing quota and fishing effort. Andrew also advises on marine environmental matters including pollution, environmental protection and marine spatial planning.

Andrew’s regulatory expertise and experience means he regularly advises in connection with investigations carried out by local Inshore Fisheries and Conservation authorities, MMO, MCA and various other government departments.

 

Testimonials

  • “Very smart and exceptionally practical.”

    Legal 500 2018/19
  • “The ‘complete package’ with ‘few others having his experience and knowledge’ of health and safety matters in shipping and transport.”

    Legal 500 2018/19
  • “I can personally recommend Andrew Oliver and Andrew Jacksons that have assisted Mainprize Offshore Ltd for over 10 years in many projects, new builds, sale and purchase of vessels, all types of charter contracts etc. The service is simply 5*, they go above and beyond what is expected. ”

    Bob Mainprize Mainprize Offshore Ltd
  • "Andrew Oliver is appreciated for his 'high level of experience."

    Legal 500
  • "...[Andrew] Oliver is particularly noted for his expertise in fisheries and marine environmental law."

    Legal 500
  • "A huge thank you for delivering your presentation on “Brexit – a solicitor's perspective”. Your Paper was outstanding and very interesting to all those present."

    Private Client
  • "Andrew Oliver is very practical and has an in-depth knowledge of maritime legislation."

    Legal 500

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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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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Articles

Boris's Plan for All Ships to be Green!

Boris's Plan for All Ships to be Green!

Week commencing 16 November saw UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announce his 10 point plan for a green industrial revolution in the UK. Understandably, the headlines centred upon the decision to bring forward the deadline for banning the sale of petrol and diesel cars to 2030 and further increases in …

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Covid-19: Top questions 01.05.2020

Covid-19: Top questions 01.05.2020

In these challenging times, our teams have been receiving a high volume of queries from clients in the fishing industry about the impact of Covid-19 and key issues such as grant funding shemes and the current picture around fisheries management and enforcement. To help our clients in the fishing …

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Fisheries team update: Brexit and the Fisheries Bill, and team expansion

Fisheries team update: Brexit and the Fisheries Bill, and team expansion

The first few weeks of 2020 have proved to be a busy time for our fisheries team, with the UK's exit from the EU and resulting Fisheries Bill, as well as the introduction of an electronic recording system for fishing vessels under 10m in length.   Fisheries Bill Following …

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Navigating relationships between the fishing industry and the Offshore Wind (OSW) sector

Navigating relationships between the fishing industry and the Offshore Wind (OSW) sector

Andrew Oliver, partner and head of the firm’s Fishing and Marine department, recently returned from an OSW Symposium as part of a delegation from Team Humber Marine Alliance (THMA) and Sea Source Offshore to the USA. As a panellist, he shared insightful advice on the UK’s experience of …

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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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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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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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Wind Energy Network March 2017 issue

Wind Energy Network March 2017 issue

The criminal courts have now had some 12 months experience of operating the new sentencing guidelines and it is clear they have done so with enthusiasm. The implementation of the guidelines came hot on the heels of the magistrates' courts being given unlimited sentencing power for fines; the combination of …

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    “Very smart and exceptionally practical.”

    Legal 500 2018/19

    “The ‘complete package’ with ‘few others having his experience and knowledge’ of health and safety matters in shipping and transport.”

    Legal 500 2018/19

    “I can personally recommend Andrew Oliver and Andrew Jacksons that have assisted Mainprize Offshore Ltd for over 10 years in many projects, new builds, sale and purchase of vessels, all types of charter contracts etc. The service is simply 5*, they go above and beyond what is expected. ”

    Bob Mainprize Mainprize Offshore Ltd

    "Andrew Oliver is appreciated for his 'high level of experience."

    Legal 500

    "...[Andrew] Oliver is particularly noted for his expertise in fisheries and marine environmental law."

    Legal 500

    "A huge thank you for delivering your presentation on “Brexit – a solicitor's perspective”. Your Paper was outstanding and very interesting to all those present."

    Private Client

    "Andrew Oliver is very practical and has an in-depth knowledge of maritime legislation."

    Legal 500

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