THE TEAM

Our lawyers have trained and practised at the best law firms, barrister’s chambers and financial institutions in the country.  The quality of our work is reflected in the nature of our opposition, which often comprises the top City law firms.

Rodger Burnett Director At Charles Lyndon

RODGER

BURNETT

DIRECTOR | [email protected]

Rodger co-founded Charles Lyndon in 2015 with the aim of creating a dynamic, claimant focussed litigation firm.

Before that Rodger trained as a barrister after which he cross qualified as a solicitor and spent a number of years at leading defendant and claimant firms.  He currently focusses on group actions developing and leading the team that filed the first ‘stand-alone’ collective proceedings case in the Competition Appeal Tribunal.  Rodger is also managing two group actions in relation to diesel emissions; and continues to develop further group actions involving innovative funding strategies and pioneering ways to aggregate claimants.

 In his spare time Rodger enjoys most sports, in particular football and running; all things to do with space and artificial intelligence; property and architecture.  Rodger is currently combining his interest in property and artificial intelligence to create a property valuation tool.

DOROTHEA ANTZOULATOS

[email protected] | DIRECTOR

In 2015, Dorothea co-founded Charles Lyndon with the intention of creating a law firm that is dynamic and focussed on claimant litigation.   Dorothea trained as a barrister at a top tier barristers’ chambers, where she was involved in cases from the First Tier Tribunal to the Court of Appeal.  Dorothea then moved into financial services as a lawyer for the investment banking arm of Barclays PLC specializing in regulatory developments and for the Financial Regulation Group at Linklaters LLP where she was involved in contentious and non-contentious matters for a number of investment banks, asset managers and retail banks.

Dorothea currently works across Charles Lyndon’s practice areas, she has been involved in the running and management of Japanese knotweed cases since 2015 and is a recognised specialist in this area.  She is also heavily involved in Charles Lyndon’s collective actions and has significant experience in group litigation cases and collective proceedings.

In her spare time, Dorothea enjoys travelling, exploring new restaurants and cooking.  She’s often found in the kitchen creating dishes based on her adventures.

Dorothea Antzoulatos Director At Charles Lyndon
Donna Dewberry Senior Associate At Charles Lyndon

DONNA

DEWBERRY

SENIOR ASSOICATE | 

[email protected]

Donna is a Senior Associate practising in Charles Lyndon’s environmental litigation team. 

Donna is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Legal Executives and has been involved in a wide variety of cases, including high-value matters, for both claimants and defendants.

Donna specialises in claims involving non-native invasive species (including Japanese knotweed) and other general property damage cases.   She finds this a fascinating new area of law and enjoys putting her litigation expertise into use in such a dynamic and developing field.

Donna is a keen runner and has participated in a number of half marathons to raise money for various charities. She hopes to one day run a full marathon. Donna enjoys dedicating her spare time to events in her home town and sits on the Board of Governors at her local Academy.

MARIA TAYLOR

[email protected] 

| EXEC ASSISTANT

Maria has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives since 2001.  She joined Charles Lyndon in January 2018 as part of the administrative team.

Maria’s background is in civil litigation and she has spent many years gaining valuable experience working in law firms as a litigation assistant. Prior to joining Charles Lyndon, she was office supervisor of a legal department specialising in company/commercial litigation and property.

Her principle responsibility is ensuring the smooth running of the office.  She also assists the lawyers in our team on a range of legal matters with particular emphasis on Japanese knotweed litigation.

Maria has a keen interest in fitness and wellbeing and outside work enjoys Pilates and hiking. She also likes travelling and learning languages.  Maria is fluent in Greek and is currently learning Italian

Maria Taylor Executive Assistant at Charles Lyndon
Andreas Christou ASSOCIATE at Charles Lyndon

ANDREAS

CHRISTOU

ASSOCIATE | [email protected]

Andreas is an Associate practising in Charles Lyndon’s environmental litigation team. 

Andreas trained at a boutique litigation firm in London, acting for claimants pursuing multi-national companies such as Asda and EasyJet. As part of his training, he also spent time in the private client department where he was responsible for landlord and tenant disputes, drafting wills and drafting commercial contracts.

At Charles Lyndon, Andreas specialises in litigation, he runs a number of Japanese knotweed cases focussing on providing his clients with the best possible strategic advice.  He is involved in Charles Lyndon’s developing sport’s law practice.

In his spare time, Andreas enjoys attending the gym. He is a dedicated Liverpool supporter and football fan although his recent knee injuries have meant he has had to hang up his boots. Andreas is also fluent in Greek.

PHILIPPA BECKLEY

[email protected] | ASSOCIATE

Philippa is an Associate practising in Charles Lyndon’s commercial and competition litigation teams. 

Prior to joining Charles Lyndon Philippa trained and qualified at a leading all service west end firm in their corporate and commercial department. Philippa’s previous experience includes acting for high-net worth individuals and multinational companies in respect of their corporate and commercial matters together with assisting insolvency practitioners with corporate restructuring and dissolution of companies.

In Philippa’s spare time, she can be found jogging around south London parks, supporting Harlequins at the pub or on a long country walk with her dog, Winston. Philippa grew up in Dubai where she discovered a love of horses and foreign countries, and continues to ride and travel when she can.

Philippa Beckley ASSOCIATE at Charles Lyndon
Christine George ASSOCIATE at Charles Lyndon

CHRISTINE

GEORGE

ASSOCIATE | [email protected]

Christine is an Associate practising in Charles Lyndon’s environmental litigation team. 

She has worked within different areas of litigation and acted for both defendants and claimants. She gained her training and experience within some of the top tier law firms in Birmingham and London, where she acted for large insurance clients and commercial organisations. She has experience in fast and multi track matters and also very high value and complex claims.

At Charles Lyndon, Christine specialises in Japanese knotweed cases.  She enjoys managing a case load of varied matters and advises both claimants and defendants across professional negligence, misrepresentation and nuisance claims.

Christine enjoys outdoor activities and is learning how to sail with her partner, she enjoys swimming and playing netball and spending time with her friends and family.

ABIGAIL
HICKMAN

[email protected] | ASSOCIATE

Abigail is an Associate practising in Charles Lyndon’s environmental litigation team.

Abigail trained at a national law firm and specialised in civil litigation, defending a wide range of litigated insurance claims. She has experience in dealing with a variety of fast track and high value claims for both claimants and defendants having gained her experience at both national and international law firms.

At Charles Lyndon, Abigail specialises in civil litigation, advising clients on Japanese knotweed and other matters.

Outside of the office, Abi is keen traveller and a music fan. She enjoys playing the piano and guitar. She is also a Wolves fan and enjoys following football.

Valerio Intern at Charles Lyndon

VALERIO

CARLINI

Valerio is an Intern practising in Charles Lyndon’s commercial and competition litigation teams. 

After studying law at the University of Exeter, Valerio completed the LPC at the University of Law. During his studies, Valerio developed a particular interest in Competition Law and he completed a course on Being Italian and having studied in English during both his International Baccalaureate and an undergraduate degree, Valerio is bilingual in Italian and English.

Valerio has enjoyed putting his studies into practice and has been involved in a number of exciting competition cases and group litigation.

 Valerio has also been in charge of organising charity events both in the UK and Italy, which he thoroughly enjoys.

In his spare time, Valerio enjoys cooking and finding hidden spots around London. He is also a dedicated tennis fan and previously competed in national and international tennis tournaments.

RODGER

BURNETT

DIRECTOR |

[email protected]

Rodger co-founded Charles Lyndon in 2015 with the aim of creating a dynamic, claimant focussed litigation firm. 

Before that Rodger trained as a barrister after which he cross qualified as a solicitor and spent a number of years at leading defendant and claimant firms.  He currently focusses on group actions developing and leading the team that filed the first ‘stand-alone’ collective proceedings case in the Competition Appeal Tribunal.  Rodger is also managing two group actions in relation to diesel emissions; and continues to develop further group actions involving innovate funding strategies and pioneering ways to aggregate claimants.

 In his spare time Rodger enjoys most sports, in particular football and running; all things to do with space and artificial intelligence; property and architecture.  Rodger is currently combining his interest in property and artificial intelligence to create a property valuation tool.

DOROTHEA ANTZOULATOS

DIRECTOR | 

[email protected] 

In 2015, Dorothea co-founded Charles Lyndon with the intention of creating a law firm that is dynamic and focussed on claimant litigation.   Dorothea trained as a barrister at a top tier barristers’ chambers, where she was involved in cases from the First Tier Tribunal to the Court of Appeal.  Dorothea then moved into financial services as a lawyer for the investment banking arm of Barclays PLC specializing in regulatory developments and for the Financial Regulation Group at Linklaters LLP where she was involved in contentious and non-contentious matters for a number of investment banks, asset managers and retail banks.

Dorothea currently works across Charles Lyndon’s practice areas, she has been involved in the running and management of Japanese knotweed cases since 2015 and is a recognised specialist in this area.  She is also heavily involved in Charles Lyndon’s collective actions and has significant experience in group litigation cases and collective proceedings.

In her spare time, Dorothea enjoys travelling, exploring new restaurants and cooking.  She’s often found in the kitchen creating dishes based on her adventures.

DONNA

DEWBERRY

SENIOR ASSOCIATE |

[email protected] 

Donna is a Senior Associate practising in Charles Lyndon’s environmental litigation team. 

Donna is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Legal Executives and has been involved in a wide variety of cases, including high-value matters, for both claimants and defendants.

Donna specialises in claims involving non-native invasive species (including Japanese knotweed) and other general property damage cases.   She finds this a fascinating new area of law and enjoys putting her litigation expertise into use in such a dynamic and developing field.

Donna is a keen runner and has participated in a number of half marathons to raise money for various charities. She hopes to one day run a full marathon. Donna enjoys dedicating her spare time to events in her home town and sits on the Board of Governors at her local Academy.

MARIA

TAYLOR

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT |

[email protected] 

Maria has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives since 2001.  She joined Charles Lyndon in January 2018 as part of the administrative team. 

Maria’s background is in civil litigation and she has spent many years gaining valuable experience working in law firms as a litigation assistant. Prior to joining Charles Lyndon, she was office supervisor of a legal department specialising in company/commercial litigation and property.

Her principle responsibility is ensuring the smooth running of the office.  She also assists the lawyers in our team on a range of legal matters with particular emphasis on Japanese knotweed litigation.

Maria has a keen interest in fitness and wellbeing and outside work enjoys Pilates and hiking. She also likes travelling and learning languages.  Maria is fluent in Greek and is currently learning Italian

Christine George ASSOCIATE at Charles Lyndon

CHRISTINE
GEORGE

ASSOCIATE |

[email protected] 

Christine is an Associate practising in Charles Lyndon’s environmental litigation team. 

She has worked within different areas of litigation and acted for both defendants and claimants. She gained her training and experience within some of the top tier law firms in Birmingham and London, where she acted for large insurance clients and commercial organisations. She has experience in fast and multi-track matters and also very high value and complex claims.

At Charles Lyndon, Christine specialises in Japanese knotweed cases.  She enjoys managing a caseload of varied matters and advises both claimants and defendants across professional negligence, misrepresentation and nuisance claims.

Christine enjoys outdoor activities and is learning how to sail with her partner, she enjoys swimming and playing netball and spending time with her friends and family.

ANDREAS

CHRISTOU

ASSOCIATE |

[email protected] 

Andreas is an Associate practising in Charles Lyndon’s environmental litigation team. 

Andreas trained at a boutique litigation firm in London, acting for claimants pursuing multi-national companies such as Asda and EasyJet. As part of his training, he also spent time in the private client department where he was responsible for landlord and tenant disputes, drafting wills and drafting commercial contracts.

At Charles Lyndon, Andreas specialises in litigation, he runs a number of Japanese knotweed cases focussing on providing his clients with the best possible strategic advice.  He is involved in Charles Lyndon’s developing sport’s law practice.

In his spare time, Andreas enjoys attending the gym. He is a dedicated Liverpool supporter and football fan although his recent knee injuries have meant he has had to hang up his boots. Andreas is also fluent in Greek.

PHILIPPA BECKLEY

ASSOCIATE |

[email protected] 

Philippa is an Associate practising in Charles Lyndon’s commercial and competition litigation teams. 

Prior to joining Charles Lyndon Philippa trained and qualified at a leading all service west end firm in their corporate and commercial department. Philippa’s previous experience includes acting for high-net-worth individuals and multinational companies in respect of their corporate and commercial matters together with assisting insolvency practitioners with corporate restructuring and dissolution of companies.

In Philippa’s spare time, she can be found jogging around south London parks, supporting Harlequins at the pub or on a long country walk with her dog, Winston. Philippa grew up in Dubai where she discovered a love of horses and foreign countries and continues to ride and travel when she can.

BEN REES

ASSOCIATE |

[email protected] 

Ben joined Charles Lyndon as a Trainee in February 2020.  He completed his law degree at the University of Birmingham and the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Law.

Ben brings a wealth of experience in financial services and regulatory matters to Charles Lyndon, having worked in this field for over twenty years.  Ben has undertaken significant expert witness work in the financial services sector, combining his legal training with his experience and qualifications in banking and regulated financial services.

In addition to completing his Period of Recognised Training at Charles Lyndon, he works closely with the firm’s sporting client base on a range of litigation and regulatory matters.

Outside of work, Ben is a lifelong Liverpool fan and enjoys watching rugby and cricket. He speaks fluent French, enjoys good food and wine and spending time with his wife and two young daughters.

ABIGAIL HICKMAN

ASSOCIATE |

[email protected] 

Abigail is an Associate practising in Charles Lyndon’s environmental litigation team. 

Abigail trained at a national law firm and specialised in civil litigation, defending a wide range of litigated insurance claims. She has experience in dealing with a variety of fast track and high value claims for both claimants and defendants having gained her experience at both national and international law firms.

At Charles Lyndon, Abigail specialises in civil litigation, advising clients on Japanese knotweed and other matters.

Outside of the office, Abi is keen traveller and a music fan. She enjoys playing the piano and guitar. She is also a Wolves fan and enjoys following football.

VALERIO

CARLINI

INTERN |

[email protected] 

Valerio is an Intern practising in Charles Lyndon’s commercial and competition litigation teams. 

After studying law at the University of Exeter, Valerio completed the LPC at the University of Law. During his studies, Valerio developed a particular interest in Competition Law and he completed a course on Being Italian and having studied in English during both his International Baccalaureate and an undergraduate degree, Valerio is bilingual in Italian and English.

Valerio has enjoyed putting his studies into practice and has been involved in a number of exciting competition cases and group litigation.

Valerio has also been in charge of organising charity events both in the UK and Italy, which he thoroughly enjoys.

In his spare time, Valerio enjoys cooking and finding hidden spots around London. He is also a dedicated tennis fan and previously competed in national and international tennis tournaments.