Kevin Bell > Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
The Spark, Draymans Way
Newcastle Helix
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
NE4 5DE
England

Work Department

Transport

Position

Kevin is a partner in the transport practice and is highly experienced in advising on heavy and light rail franchise and concessions bids, bus franchise bids, ground transportation contract 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 transport operators (including Go-Ahead, Govia, Arriva, SNCF, Keolis, LNER, Transdev and Tower Transit) and recently advised a private sector bus operator on its bid for the Greater Manchester Bus Franchising scheme, Transdev on the provision of fleet management services at Heathrow Airport and Chiltern Railways/Arriva on various regulatory matters related to the mobilisation of its new national rail contract. Kevin has also acted for concession letting authorities, local airports and rolling stock manufacturers.

Career

Qualified 2004; solicitor, Dickinson Dees 2004; associate, Dickinson Dees 2008; director, Dickinson Dees 2012; director, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Bond Dickinson 2015; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination 2017.

Memberships

Kevin is a member of both the North East England Chamber of Commerce and West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce Transport Groups. He was an inaugural member of the Expert Transport Panel of the British Chambers of Commerce and has also recently been appointed Chair of an Infrastructure Working Group looking to boost the economic recovery of the North East following the COVID-19 pandemic.