David Stephens


David is an associate in Stephenson Harwood’s award winning and market leading rail team. He has worked in-house and has a clear understanding of client perspectives.

David has experience in a wide range of transport and utilities projects, including in the road transport, telecommunications and energy sectors.

David advises both public and private sector clients on a wide range of rail matters, including franchising arrangements, rolling stock financing, manufacture, supply and maintenance contracts, and regulatory matters. He also advises incumbent franchisees on all aspects of the day-to-day operation of their franchises.

David has joined us from ELEXON, where he worked as an in-house lawyer advising on a range of energy trading matters.

Earlier, David worked for an Australian road transport regulator where he advised on the design of Australia’s first national regulatory regime for heavy vehicles. This major reform harmonised fragmented state-based transport regulations developed over the previous 100 years.

David also has an interest in aviation law and is acknowledged in the 5th edition of Aviation Law in Australia as a contributing reviewer.