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Andrew Jackson Solicitors

World Trade Centre Hull & Humber

Dominic Ward is Senior Partner and Head of the Shipping and Transport Department at Andrew Jackson Solicitors.


Dominic has specialised in shipping law for over 23 years.  He handles High Court cases and international arbitrations involving charter parties, bills of lading, cargo claims, performance disputes, unsafe berth disputes, demurrage claims and other related issues involving the carriage of goods by sea or the use or hire of a ship.  Dominic also advises clients about trading conditions and drafting contracts.
Dominic’s expertise in advising on international agreements and his regular dealings with lawyers out of the UK are of great assistance to companies trading with, or considering trading with, other jurisdictions. His experience includes international trade transactions and contracts covering such matters as letters of credit and duty issues.

He has drafted agreements relating to international sale of goods involving many different commodities and is familiar with and can advise on Incoterms.

Transport & Logistics
Dominic has represented hauliers and distributors for many years. He can advise on and draft agreements as well as representing companies when disputes arise and regularly advises companies on issues surrounding the transportation and distribution of goods whether by sea or road.

Dominic has also advised clients in the aviation sector in relation to carriage of goods by air, issues surrounding the Air Navigation Order and international arbitrations relating to both operational and finance leases of commercial passenger aircraft.

As a member of our Yachts and Aviation Team, Dominic can provide advice and assistance for matters involving privately owned aircraft including sale & purchase documentation, mortgages and registration with the Civil Aviation Authority.
Notarial Services – Business
Dominic has been a practising Notary Public for many years and provides a diverse range of notarial services to local businesses.
Notarial Services – Personal
Dominic provides a wide range of Notary Public services to individuals in areas including the purchase of overseas properties, getting married abroad and providing documents in a satisfactory format for obtaining working visas.
Ports & Infrastructure
Dominic has considerable experience and expertise in advising clients in the ports sector.  His expertise covers such matters as commercial agreements for the use of terminals within port complexes, as well as advice and representation on issues such as pilotage, conservancy and harbour dues and damage to port facilities.