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About Ellen Biney

Ellen is a solicitor in the housing department. She deals with a wide range of housing cases including disrepair, possession and homelessness applications and appeals.

Ellen is dedicated to supporting clients through the daunting legal system and achieving positive results for them.

Ellen trained at Hodge Jones and Allen completing seats in the Housing, Civil Liberties, Crime and Family Departments and qualified in 2023.

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

Client Comments

  • “Ellen, I thank you so much for handling this case and seeking a favorable outcome for me. I appreciate your expert advise, representation and understanding of my medical vulnerabilities. I was provided with assistance and excellent representation always being sensitive to my needs as a disabled person.. Thank you for being so patient with me.”
  • “Polite and prompt service especially from Ellen Biney.”

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 and Allen – Solicitor; September 2023 – Present
  • Hodge Jones & Allen – Trainee Solicitor; September 2021 – September 2023
  • 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)
Further Reading Ellen Biney
Housing & Property