About Ellen Biney
Ellen began her training contract in September 2021 and is currently undertaking her fourth seat in the Civil Liberties Team. She is assisting Susie Labinjoh with a range of matters, particularly civil actions against the police and prison service.
Since starting her training contract, Ellen has completed seats in the criminal defence, family and housing departments.
Ellen has previous experience working as a paralegal in criminal law and 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 has been a mentor for a women’s charity called LAAMIGA. She has carried out pro bono work for JENGbA (Joint Enterprise Not Guilty by Association) and Shelter.
Ellen is currently an ambassador for the Human Rights Watch Next Gen Community.
"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
Memberships & Articles & Publications
- Liberty Human Rights
- Black Women in the Law
Articles & Publications
Ellen wrote an article titled ‘Civil Partnerships for Heterosexual Couples’ which was published by Lexis Nexis Family Law.
Career & Education
- 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)