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Transport - Shipping 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Nick Parton is a pre-eminent figure in the market, where he stands out among peers for his expertise in P&I proceedings.


Nicholas Parton is a founding partner of Jackson Parton and its current senior partner. He has worked in shipping and international trade and transport law in England and in France, in English and in French, for over 40 years. He covers both contentious and non-contentious work.

A large proportion of his contentious work has tended to involve cases which have been and are high profile and many of them have been reported in the law reports and, no doubt will continue to be.

In urgent situations, such as cases involving injunctions, he acts as advocate and is perfectly comfortable doing so, whether or not his opponents retain counsel.

His clients usually are the actual owners or charterers of ships or the owners, buyers and sellers of goods and their insurers.  Sometimes he also advises insurers regarding cover issues.

His non-contentious work involves drafting international trade related contracts, often at short notice.

He benefits from some exceptionally talented colleagues many of whom he brought into the firm and, at least partly, trained.

As a consequence, Jackson Parton is well able to, and regularly does, get the better of much larger firms.

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