Kevin is highly experienced in advising on heavy and light rail franchise and concessions bids, franchise mobilisations and related statutory transfer schemes, rolling stock leasing and a variety of commercial and regulatory matters. He acts for a number of passenger rail operators and has undertaken secondments with the Govia and Keolis/Eurostar bid teams in assisting with the successful bids for the TSGN, Southern and London Midland rail franchises. Kevin has also acted for concession letting authorities and rolling stock manufacturers.

Kevin is also a member of the Transport Forums of both the North East England Chamber of Commerce and the West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.

Following outstanding client feedback Kevin was named as a star lawyer in the ‘Acritas Stars’ global database for 2017 and 2018.

Acritas Star Lawyer

Experience
Examples of experience include advising:
 
  • Transdev on its bid to operate and maintain the Greater Manchester Metrolink
  • Keolis/Go-Ahead on its bid for the TransPennine Express rail franchise
  • Govia on its successful rail franchise bids for TSGN, Southeastern, Southern and London Midland and the subsequent mobilisation for these franchises, including the transfer schemes, asset transfers, station/depot/rolling stock leasing, licensing, TUPE transfer, pensions and other aspects of mobilisation
  • Keolis/Eurostar on its bid for the InterCity East Coast rail franchise
  • Nexus on the letting of a light rail operating concession to DB Regio, including the negotiation of the concession agreement, asset transfers, station and depot leases, rolling stock leases and other legal documentation and various subsequent amendments to the concession agreement
  • Bombardier Transportation on franchise entry mobilisation in respect of various rail franchises and on train services arrangements and various other commercial agreements
  • Southern on the transfer of operations from Network Rail to Southern at Gatwick Airport station
  • Govia Thameslink, Southeastern, Southern and London Midland on various operational, commercial and franchise agreement related arrangements, including the franchising, commercial and operational impact of the London 2012 Olympics
  • Nexus on the £300 million reinvigoration of the Tyne and Wear Metro.

"Exceptionally knowledgeable".

The Legal 500 2016

"The most phenomenal capacity for hard work I have come across”.

 

Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2015

"Very practical, very easy to deal with and very commercial in his approach."

Acritas Star Database

 "Competent, thorough and commercial approach."

Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2017
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