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About Ellen Biney

Ellen began her training contract in September 2021 and is currently undertaking her first seat in the Criminal Defence Team assisting Darrell Ennis-Gayle, Kerry Spence and Edward Jones on a range of criminal matters. She has had experience as a Criminal Paralegal working primarily on cases involving drugs, gangs and offences of violence.

Ellen has previous experience working in Education Law for Barnet Local Authority where she prepared cases for the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal. She has also volunteered for Liberty Human Rights and currently volunteers for a women’s charity, LAAMIGA. She has also carried out pro bono work for JENGbA (Joint Enterprise Not Guilty by Association) and Shelter.

Articles & Publications

Ellen wrote an article titled ‘Civil Partnerships for Heterosexual Couples’ which was published by Lexis Nexis Family Law.

"Ellen has recently been advising and supporting me through particularly stressful and distressing criminal proceedings. I have found her to be extremely professional as well as sympathetic to my mental health issues. Her calm manner has helped settle my anxiety and reassure me. She has remained positive and realistic about my case and in my opinion has gone above and beyond to ensure that I do not worry unnecessarily. As l understand it Ellen is a trainee solicitor. I think she will go on to be a credit to HJA as well as her profession." Prashen Pillay

Career & Memberships


  • Hodge, Jones & Allen – Trainee Solicitor – (September 2021 – Present)
  • Barnet Council – Education Law Mediation and Tribunals Support Officer – (2020 – 2021)
  • Faradays Solicitors – Criminal Law Paralegal – (2019 – 2020)


  • LPC LLM (Distinction) – BPP (2018 -2019)
  • Law LLB (1st Class) – University of Manchester (2015 – 2018)


  • Liberty Human Rights
  • Black Women in the Law