Andrew is the managing partner of Jackson Parton, a boutique firm of solicitors specialising in maritime and international trade law, based in the City of London.
He joined the firm as a partner 19 years ago, having qualified as a solicitor in 1994 at a similarly specialised practise, where he had been made a partner at the unusually early age of 29. He is a graduate of the University of Essex (LLB Hons).
A specialist in maritime and commodity matters, litigation is Andrew’s forte. He acts for P&I & FD&D Clubs, shipowners, charterers, commodity trading houses and banks as well as for international buyers and sellers of goods. He is supported by a dedicated and extremely able team that offers a personal and cost-effective service tailored to the client’s needs.
Andrew has extensive experience of disputes before the Commercial Court and under various arbitration regimes, including the LMAA, LCIA, GAFTA, FOSFA, RSA and other trade bodies. He has been involved in a number of reported English court decisions.
Andrew regularly advises on charterparty and Bill of Lading disputes as well as on issues arising in contracts for the international sale and carriage of goods and marine insurance. His recent highlights include acting for a bank in a multi-million dollar fraud claim in the Commercial Court involving shipments of steel products, overturning a substantial GAFTA Appeal Award under section 69 of the Arbitration Act 1996 and acting for two successful respondent sub-charterers in an unsafe port claim.
Andrew is a supporting member of the LMAA.