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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.

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