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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
- Travel & Holiday Law
- Consumer Law
- Company & Commercial
- Corporate Insolvency & Restructuring
- Litigation, Advocacy & Dispute Resolution
- Maritime & Shipping
- EU / International
- Notary Public
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.
Aircraft Owners/ Operators
Corporate/Business Jet Owners/Operators (including fractional ownership groups)
Lessors & Leasing/Aircraft Management Companies
Aircraft Parts Suppliers
Support Services Providers
Simulator Training Organisations
Commercial & Private Pilots
Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts-Civil)
Chartered Legal Executive
LL.M (EU Law)
PPL (multi-engines and ancillary ratings).
(Detailed CV available on request)