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 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.
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 Pump Court Tax Chambers and spent time in the Financial Regulation Group at Linklaters LLP, specialising in contentious issues.
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.
Dorothea is also heavily involved in Charles Lyndon’s collective actions, filing a claim on behalf of millions of iPhone owners against Apple Inc, and has significant experience in group litigation.
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.
Eleanor is Of Counsel who focuses on collective redress in relation to breaches of competition law and data protection legislation.
Eleanor has a breadth of experience in managing multi-party claims and representing claimants in the High Court and Competition Appeal Tribunal. Eleanor has been involved in bringing applications for collective proceedings in the CAT against global technology companies and continues to work at the forefront of the collective actions regime in the UK. She was previously in the litigation teams at Mishcon de Reya LLP and Hausfeld & Co LLP and formerly worked at the Office of Fair Trading, a non-ministerial government department which enforced consumer protection and competition law before being amalgamated into the UK’s CMA in 2014. Eleanor sits on the CORLA (Collective Redress Lawyers Association) Committee and was shortlisted for Disputes Lawyer of the Year at the Women & Diversity in Law Awards 2023.
Eleanor qualified as a Solicitor in 2012 after studying at the University of Manchester and Nottingham Law School before completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Competition Law at Kings College, London in 2016. She is also a qualified yoga instructor and keen skier and has raised thousands of pounds for cancer charities by running four marathons in London and New York.
Donna is a Senior Associate practicing 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 also heads up Charles Lyndon’s work in relation to solar panel mis-selling and business interruption insurance claims.
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 hometown and sits on the Board of Governors at her local Academy.
Philippa is a Senior 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, acting for high-net worth individuals and multinational companies. During her time at Charles Lyndon, Philippa has built up a wealth of knowledge of the collective proceedings regime and is involved in all Charles Lyndon’s cases in the Competition Appeal Tribunal.
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.
Rob is a Senior Associate practicing in Charles Lyndon’s commercial and competition litigation teams.
He is a South African trained lawyer and, before migrating north for the fine English weather, Rob qualified and practiced as an Advocate (Barrister) in South Africa. During this time, he had a busy commercial litigation practice, acting for both claimants and defendants.
Prior to joining Charles Lyndon, Rob worked in a leading UK consumer law firm where he led a team researching and developing large scale collective actions on behalf of consumers. At Charles Lyndon, Rob specialises in collective proceedings in the Competition Appeal Tribunal and group litigation in the High Court.
Rob enjoys spending time with his family, working on his tennis game, watching rugby and walking in the gorgeous West Hertfordshire countryside.
Amr El Sawaf
Amr is a Senior Associate practicing in Charles Lyndon’s Competition Litigation team.
Amr qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in March 2016. Before moving to England, Amr represented policyholders in Property Damage and Business Interruption Insurance claims that arose from the devastating Canterbury Earthquake Sequence in 2010/2011. Prior to joining Charles Lyndon, in London, Amr worked at a leading international law firm’s general commercial litigation team acting for a government owned company in a high value compensation scheme flowing from a class action. At Charles Lyndon, Amr is involved in building and filing collective proceedings in the Competition Appeal Tribunal.
Outside of work, Amr is passionate about fitness, and you can often find him in the gym, snowboarding or taking on new challenging hikes. He is also a keen martial artist, having trained in Jiu Jitsu for a number of years. He is also fluent in Arabic and Spanish.
Brendan is an Associate practising in Charles Lyndon’s commercial and competition litigation team having joined in 2022.
Prior to joining Charles Lyndon, Brendan worked at a leading claimant focused law firm in their consumer law and product liability department. His previous experience includes high-profile claimant group litigation work advocating for collective redress on behalf of individuals and groups.
At Charles Lyndon, Brendan assists the team in bringing collective proceedings cases in the Competition Appeals Tribunal as well as various group actions.
In his spare time Brendan enjoys spending time with friends, running, swimming, going to the gym, and trying out the different restaurants London has to offer.
Stephen is an Associate Solicitor practising in Charles Lyndon’s group and competition litigation teams.
Prior to joining Charles Lyndon, Stephen was called to the Bar in Canada (Ontario) in 2020. He worked at a leading commercial law firm in Canada where he practised in the areas of commercial law, product liability, and class action litigation.
Stephen works primarily on Charles Lyndon’s group litigation and collective actions cases. He enjoys being able to bring his knowledge of the class action regime in Canada to help consider the developing UK collective proceedings regime.
In his spare time, Stephen enjoys cycling in the countryside, cooking foods inspired by his travels, and woodworking.
Nicola is an Associate practising in Charles Lyndon’s environmental and consumer litigation team.
She has around 30 years of experience as a litigator. She has worked across a wide range of types of litigation and acted for both defendants and claimants. She has experience in fast and multi-track matters, and also higher value and complex claims.
At Charles Lyndon, Nicola specialises in Japanese knotweed and business interruption insurance cases. She enjoys managing a caseload of varied matters and advises both claimants and defendants across professional negligence, misrepresentation and nuisance claims.
Outside of work, Nicola enjoys the cinema, concerts and spending time with her family.
Shannon is an Associate practicing in Charles Lyndon’s environmental litigation team.
Shannon has previously worked at leading national and international law firms where she has successfully been involved in complex, high-value cases.
At Charles Lyndon, Shannon specialises in non-native invasive species, primarily Japanese knotweed. She finds this a fascinating area of law and excels in putting her extensive negotiation skills to good use, to achieve the best outcome for her clients.
In her spare time, Shannon can be found walking her Cocker Spaniel and spending time with her family. Shannon spent a number of years living in Cyprus and loves to return there on holidays whenever she can.
Joel is a Trainee Solicitor at Charles Lyndon.
Joel graduated with a distinction from Tilburg University in the Netherlands, upon returning to London, he undertook the MA Law and graduated with commendation. He is currently studying the LPC part-time.
As a trainee, Joel works across all of Charles Lyndon’s practice areas. He is passionate about litigation with a focus on collective proceedings and competition litigation.
Outside of the office, Joel enjoys spending time with his friends and family, going to the cinema and is also looking to pick up hockey again (in the hopes of reliving his former glory as a National Champion). He is a keen traveller, having spent a year travelling solo in South America.
Belinda is a Trainee Solicitor at Charles Lyndon.
Belinda graduated from King’s College London with an International Relations BA Hons where she also obtained a scholarship to study International Investment Law at Fudan University in Shanghai. Upon graduating, Belinda went on to complete the GDL conversion course and the Legal Practice Course.
Belinda joined Charles Lyndon as an Intern and has since become a Trainee Solicitor. As a trainee, Belinda works across all of Charles Lyndon’s practice areas and is enjoys the exciting, dynamic nature of litigation.
In her spare time, Belinda enjoys learning new languages, playing tennis, looking for new recipes and spending time with her friends and family. Belinda is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. She is currently learning Spanish.
Joshua is a Trainee Solicitor at Charles Lyndon.
Joshua graduated from the University of Exeter in 2021 where, as part of his studies, he took a keen interest in Competition Law. He then undertook the LPC LLM programme at the University of Law achieving a Distinction.
Joshua joined Charles Lyndon as an Intern and has since become a Trainee Solicitor. As a trainee, Joshua works across all of Charles Lyndon’s practice areas and is enjoying the wide variety of litigation he is a part of.
In his spare time, he enjoys playing Cricket and Rugby, and, if not playing, he can be found watching Harlequins RFC or Hampshire CCC compete. Joshua is an avid camper and is currently researching innovative ways that the Law could offer further protection to our Natural Environment and hopes to publish his thoughts.
Omar is a paralegal practicing in Charles Lyndon’s competition and environmental litigation teams.
Omar studied Natural Sciences at UCL and before undertaking the GDL and LPC. Before joining Charles Lyndon, Omar had paralegal roles at DAC Beachcroft and Herbert Smith Freehills where he worked in insurance and disputes, respectively. Omar works across Charles Lyndon’s practice areas and enjoys the diversity of the role and the exposure to a wide range of litigation.
In his spare time, Omar is most likely to be found cooking or cycling. He also has a keen interest in wine and intends to one day gain WSET level 4 qualification.
Sofia is a Legal Intern working in Charles Lyndon’s competition litigation team.
Sofia graduated from King’s College London with an Ancient History BA Hons. Upon graduating, Sofia went on to complete the senior status LLB and the LPC LLM programme at the University of Law.
At Charles Lyndon, Sofia specialises in competition litigation and enjoys the complex and dynamic nature of collective proceedings.
In her spare time, Sofia enjoys cooking, reading and follows Italian football.
Rebecca is a Legal Intern working in Charles Lyndon’s competition litigation team.
Rebecca graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2021 with degree in English. She then converted to law by completing the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course coupled with a Masters in Law, Business and Management,
Prior to joining Charles Lyndon, Rebecca experienced an array of different practice areas, having participated in several vacation schemes at a variety of London law firms. She enjoys the complex and dynamic nature of litigation, and the size and scale of the collective proceedings that Charles Lyndon runs.
Outside of the office, Rebecca enjoys going to the gym, going on long walks in the countryside and spending quality time with her friends and family.
Maria is an Executive Assistant with Charles Lyndon.
Maria has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives since 2001. She joined Charles Lyndon in January 2018 and has been a key part of the growing firm ever since.
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 and commercial litigation and property. Her principal responsibility is ensuring the smooth running of the office.
Maria has a keen interest in fitness and wellbeing and outside work enjoys Pilates and hiking. She also likes travelling and learning new languages. Maria is fluent in Greek and is currently learning Italian.
Nicola joined Charles Lyndon to help with the ever-growing demands of the business.
Nicola has previously worked in two of the Big Four accountancy firms and has predominantly had a finance-focused background. She is excited to move into the legal world and take on the new challenges this entails.
Nicola is involved in ensuring the smooth running of the firm and has principal responsibility for finance matters along with providing HR and general administrative support.
Nicola has a keen interest in singing and was an active member of a choir for many years. She also enjoys cooking and baking and is often experimenting with new recipes and ingredients.