Charles Robson > Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Work Department

Projects and procurement.


Charles is a partner specialising in infrastructure and project finance. He advises project sponsors, lenders and public sector authorities on project structuring, risk allocation and bankability aspects of projects across a broad range of sectors, including energy and defence. In addition to primary market work, Charles also advises on the acquisition and disposal of interests in project assets and on refinancings.


Solicitor, Lovells 1989; partner, Lovells 1997; partner, Bond Pearce 2008; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination in 2017.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Public sector > Local government

Public bodies seek out Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP for its experience in regulatory work, litigation and procurement. The local authority, leisure, as well as the energy sector are further strengths of the Bristol-based team, led by Newcastle partner Iain Greenshields. Infrastructure projects are handled by Jonathan Bower and Charles Robson, while Victoria Redman is well versed in advising on planning and environment matters. Compulsory purchase orders (CPOs), highways, and town and country planning form part of Richard Guyatt‘s portfolio.

South West > Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy, project finance and PFI

Praised for its ‘unique insight into the forces at play in the market’, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP‘s South West energy and utilities practice, located in Bristol and Southampton, advises clients on a broad range of matters, from hydrogen and decarbonisation to oil and gas, and supply arrangements. It is also involved in the full spectrum of renewable technologies, where the team advises a number of domestic and international players in the market. Christopher Towner presides over the department and focuses on the commercial aspects of energy projects. Sebastian Briggs, who splits his time between Southampton and London, specialises in matters pertaining to energy and natural resources. The real estate aspects of projects are handled by Simon Hughes, while Charles Robson covers the development and financing of infrastructure projects.

London > Public sector > Local government

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP‘s local government team is part of a wider national public sector offering that is particularly well known for its work in procurement, real estate, planning, regulatory work and complex litigation. The team also takes on a significant amount of work around energy and waste, with a strong presence in the heat networks sector, led by Charles Robson  from Bristol. In Newcastle, Iain Greenshields leads the firm’s public sector group, with a diverse practice that encompasses waste projects, property development and leisure contracts. Meanwhile, London partner Martin Stacey leads the real estate practice and Jonathan Bower heads up planning and infrastructure from Bristol.