Richard Cockburn > Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Work Department

Energy - power & renewables, oil & gas.


Richard, a partner based in our Edinburgh office, is in the energy and natural resources team. In clean energy, he advises developers, the supply chain and funders in projects across the sector such as onshore and offshore wind, low carbon heat, solar generation and battery storage. His experience also spans upstream and service sector work in oil and gas and he has particular expertise in hydrogen and carbon, capture and storage projects. Richard is dual qualified in Scotland and England and Wales. He has practised in the city of London, Brussels and Scotland.


Qualified Maclay, Murray & Spens 1996: assistant, McKenna 1996; assistant, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP on merger 1997; assistant, Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP 1999; associate, Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP 2000; partner, Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP 2003; partner, Maclay, Murray & Spens LLP 2011; partner, Bond Dickinson LLP 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination 2017.


A member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP’s activities in the oil and gas sector are spread across dispute, corporate support, contractual, M&A, finance and advisory affairs. Richard Cockburn, a lawyer with a wealth of project exposure, fronts the offering, receiving support from property specialist Paul Mason.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP advises on developments, projects and disputes relating to onshore wind, offshore wind, CCUS, decarbonisation of heat and hydrogen projects. The team are instructed by some of the largest players in the renewable energy development space including EDF, E.ON and Iberdrola. Richard Cockburn  regularly works with developers and contractors and heads the energy and utilities team. Sebastian Briggs acts on the sale, purchase and financing of renewable projects with support from Chris Towner. Corporate expert Simon Hewes focuses on M&A and private equity transactions.