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Elena Papamichael

Elena Papamichael | Trainee 020 7874 8431

I joined Hodge Jones & Allen LLP in September 2016 as a trainee solicitor in the crime department, assisting with the preparation of a wide range of magistrates’ court and crown court cases, including protest and extradition. My second seat was in the personal injury department, primarily assisting with a multi-party action against the government and a pharmaceutical company about vaccine damage and am currently in my third seat in civil liberties, working mainly on actions against the police and miscarriages of justice.

I am an accredited police station representative and regularly represent clients at the police station. I also have a Higher Rights of Audience qualification which will allow me to practice as a solicitor-advocate in the higher criminal courts when I qualify as a solicitor. I am passionate about fighting injustice in society and defending marginalised people.

Before joining Hodge Jones & Allen I worked as a paralegal in the specialist youth court team and then the general crime team in a large legal aid firm in London. I also have experience with prison law representing clients in adjudications and mental health law. During my GDL, I volunteered for the School Exclusions Project, representing school children who had been permanently expelled from school. Whilst studying for my undergraduate degree, I completed an internship for the Runnymede Trust, a race equality think tank. I have also volunteered as a legal intern for Release, a drugs and human rights charity.


  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2016, Distinction
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, City University, 2013, Commendation
  • Biochemistry BSc (Hons),University College London, 2012, 2.1


  • Trainee Solicitor at Hodge Jones & Allen LLP, Sep 2016 – Present
  • Paralegal at GT Stewart Solicitors – September 2013- June 2016

Articles and Publications

  • Criminal Law & Justice Weekly – Getting to the heart of knife crime in the UK, February 2017

Personal Interests

In my spare time I am a mentor at a youth project in Southwark. I enjoy reading and boxing.

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