Kevin Bodley

Moorfield House
Brandis Corner
EX22 7YD
T 01409 221460
M 07970 068189

Kevin Bodley

Moorfield House
Brandis Corner
Devon EX22 7YD
T 01409 221460
M 07970 068189

Aviation & Commercial Lawyer

Welcome to Kevin Bodley Solicitor

Kevin Bodley is an aviation solicitor with many years specialist experience within the aviation industry, including as an in-house counsel with major UK airlines (including Flybe and BMI British Midland); leading London City law firms, and latterly as a sole practitioner with a niche commercial practice since 1999.

His practice covers all aspects of aviation from start-ups to restructuring and insolvency.

In addition, Kevin advises on all aspects of company & commercial law and litigation.

He is also a Notary Public for England & Wales

Main Practice Areas

All aspects of ownership and operation of Commercial, Corporate, VIP and private aircraft, start-ups, CAA and FAA licensing and regulation, commercial agreements including aircraft and engines sale & purchase; Conditional Sale;

Hire-Purchase; operating and finance leases; sub-leases; charters (wet & dry); engine swap/exchange/pooling; assignments and security documentation; Power by the Hour; maintenance/ engineering/ painting, refurbishment, conversion;

GTA terms, conditions of trading; conditions of carriage; IATA issues; put & call options; Escrow Agreements; accidents, damage and injury claims and inquests.

Cape Town Convention; US registration/Trust Agreements; CAA regulatory issues; EASA issues, Eurocontrol; UK Airport Authority disputes.


Package Travel Regulations; consumer protection issues;

Contract, Sale of Goods Act; provision of goods & services, exclusion of liability; remedies; motor vehicle disputes and rejection;

Negotiation and drafting of all types of commercial agreements (in multi-jurisdictions);

Asset and share sales & purchase transactions; company formation and shareholders agreements;

Minority protection issues; joint-ventures/collaboration, marketing, agency (Commercial Agents Regulations) and distribution agreements.

Memorandum of Understanding/ Letters of Intent/ Heads of Agreement.

Loan Notes; offshore and special purpose companies; Powers of Attorney; corporate transaction and CP documents; board resolutions; company secretarial;

Advice and negotiations; Corporate Voluntary Arrangements; Administration; Receivership; Preliminary Liquidation; Liquidation;  Directors Disqualification; general corporate matters.

Intellectual Property and business protection.

All types of claims before most courts and tribunals including High Court, County Court, Arbitration (many jurisdictions); Commercial Court, Court of Appeal; Magistrates & Crown Courts (former senior prosecutor for CPS); European Court, US Courts;

Barbados High Court; inquests, fatal accident enquiries; arrest, detention, the sale of aircraft & engines and ships; injunctions/restraining orders;

Advocacy at all levels;

Dispute Resolution and Mediation;


Sporting regulatory and disciplinary proceedings and arbitration

Appearances as advocate before tribunals (including Motorsport Formula 1 stewards).

Jurisdiction /forum disputes and conflict of laws.

Sale & Purchase Agreements; new build agreements; financing; charter parties; registration; bills of sale; maritime liens; arrest & detention, salvage; arbitration disputes regarding carriage of goods and operations (laytime, demurrage, bills of landing); operational agreements;

Competition law issues including restrictive agreements, abuse of dominant position and Article 177 judicial review proceedings; State Aids; advocacy; establishment and general rights and principles.

Litigation in many overseas jurisdictions (including EU States; USA States; Australia, Barbados).

Domestic, Commercial and International arbitral proceedings under various procedures, including ICC proceedings (Motorsport Formula 1).

All aspects of Notarial services and legalisation/Apostille procedures.

Clients Include

Airport/Airfield Operators


Financial Institutions



Aircraft Owners/ Operators

Corporate/Business Jet Owners/Operators (including fractional ownership groups)

Lessors & Leasing/Aircraft Management Companies




Maintenance Providers

Aircraft Parts Suppliers

Support Services Providers

Simulator Training Organisations

Commercial & Private Pilots


Solicitor (1979)

Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts-Civil)

Notary Public

Chartered Legal Executive

LL.B (Hons)

LL.M (EU Law)



PPL (multi-engines and ancillary ratings).

(Detailed CV available on request)