Michael qualified into the transport team in October 2020, after completing a training contract with the firm.

Michael has experience in supporting and advising various clients working in the transport sector, with a particular focus on the rail sector.

Michael has assisted on matters in relation to rail franchise bids, rolling stock procurements, leasing, modification and maintenance contracts and on general commercial and operational matters.

During his training contract, Michael undertook a client secondment which provided a valuable insight into what matters most to a business.

Experience

Examples of experience include: 

  • Govia Thameslink Railway on the COVID-19 related emergency measures side agreements and subsequent emergency recovery measures agreement
  • Govia Thameslink Railway on the leasing arrangements for the Class 365 and Class 387 vehicles
  • Southeastern Railway in relation to the direct award extension to its franchise agreement, various rolling stock modification and maintenance contracts and servicing arrangements at the Ashford Depot
  • Stadler Rail in relation to the manufacture, supply and maintenance of 71 new rolling stock units for the Wales & Borders franchise.