Aviation & Commercial Lawyer

Introduction to Kevin Bodley Solicitor

Kevin Bodley is an aviation solicitor with many years specialist experience within the aviation industry, including as in-house counsel with a major UK airline (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

Please contact Kevin with any enquiries on 01409 221460 or by email :- kevin@kevinbodleysolicitor.co.uk

Aviation and Commercial Lawyer

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

Maritime & Shipping

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

Company & Commercial

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;

Corporate Insolvency & Restructuring

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

Intellectual Property and business protection.

Litigation, Advocacy & Dispute Resolution

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, 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.

EU & International

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).

Travel & Holiday Law

Package Travel Regulations; consumer protection issues;


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


Drafting of all types of employment and service agreements; agency; consultancy; unfair dismissal/ wrongful dismissal claims, advising on grievance procedures and disputes including representation and advocacy before Employment & Appeal Tribunals.

Consumer Law

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


All notarial services including FCO Apostille legalisation requirements

  • Aviation
  • Maritime & Shipping
  • Company
    & Commercial
  • Corporate Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Litigation, Advocacy
    & Dispute Resolution
  • EU & International
  • Travel & Holiday Law
  • Arbitration
  • Employment
  • Consumer Law
  • Notary

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

LL.B (Hons)

LL.M (EU Law)


Diploma in Notarial Studies (University of Cambridge)

PPL (multi-engines and ancillary ratings)


Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority No 513720

Trading name of KFB Consultancy Limited Company number 06884286

Director Kevin F Bodley.

© Kevin Bodley 2018