Lydia specialises in advising clients in the transport sector on a broad range of contractual and regulatory issues. Her experience includes advising on:

  • franchise bids
  • mobilisations and handouts
  • franchise management issues 
  • commercial contracts
  • regulated access arrangements
  • rolling stock leasing
  • funding agreements
  • infrastructure development
  • ticketing arrangements and rail regulatory issues, including compliance with the Fourth Railway Package and Regulation 1370.

Lydia's understanding of the relevant contractual and regulatory framework, appreciation of the practical constraints of the operational railway and pragmatic approach, enables her to work with clients to find commercial solutions and deliver large-scale complex projects to tight deadlines. 

  • Advising Welsh Government/Transport for Wales on the mobilisation of the Wales and Borders franchise and its devolution arrangements with the Secretary of State for Transport.
  • Advising West Midlands Trains on the mobilisation of the West Midlands franchise.
  • Advising Greater Anglia on depot enhancement works at Illford depot to accommodate the new Crossrail rolling stock.
  • Advising Abellio Group on its bids for the West Midlands and Essex Thameside franchises.
  • Advising Greater Anglia on a broad range of operational matters, from rolling stock modification and sub-leasing arrangements and depot access arrangements to train crew hire and station maintenance agreements.
  • Advising Great Western Railway on a range of operational matters including funding arrangements for various infrastructure enhancements.
  • Advising Translink on a range of UK and EU regulatory issues.