Darren Fodey


Darren is an expert in rail regulation, regulated contracts and railway operations, with broad expertise in all areas affecting railway businesses: bidders, infrastructure managers and train operators. He has been named as a “Next Generation Partner” by the Legal 500 directory. He works with both the public and private sectors, offering insights on how the railway works in the real world.

Darren is known for his deep knowledge of rail regulation and regulated contracts, as well as the rail franchise/concession cycle, from bid through to mobilisation and day-to-day operation of a rail business and associated supply arrangements. Acting for train operators, infrastructure managers, funders and procurers of railway services, both in the public and private sector, he offers broad perspectives of how the railway operates in the real world.

Darren is interested in supporting clients on the future of rail and ESG related changes, including the decarbonisation of the railway and hybrid, battery and hydrogen powered vehicles.

Recognised by clients for his attention to detail and ease to work with, his knowledge of how the railway works in the real world means he can "talk trains" and offer pragmatic advice to railway businesses.

Darren continues to write for various industry publications on some of the latest rail issues – having featured in RAIL magazine and Rail Professional.

excellent on the detail

The Legal 500 UK 2020