Tobi will be joining our ‘Get ahead in law’ talk on Saturday 21st June at Birkbeck, University of London.
Tobi Olu-Iyiola is a Solicitor Advocate at Mordi & Co specialising in criminal law. She joined Mordi & Co as a paralegal in 2007 whilst studying for a Law degree at the University of Westminster. She completed her Legal Practice Course at The College of Law, Bloomsbury in 2009 and trained at Mordi & Co. Tobi was admitted as a Solicitor in August 2011 and is a member of the court and police station duty panels. In 2012, Tobi was voted as the Promising Junior Lawyer of the year by the Black Solicitors Network (BSN).
Tobi deals with a broad range of criminal matters from the police station stage to the Crown Court all across the UK. In her relatively short legal career, she has conducted many trials and has successfully defended a number of her clients. Tobi is getting valuable experience in conducting confiscation proceedings and cash forfeitures. She is also developing her civil practice in the area of Immigration and Nationality Law.
As well as her busy legal career, Tobi has been able to make vital contribution to the community by undertaking several pro bono activities. She is a member and regular speaker of Urban Lawyers, a team of dedicated volunteers who have developed a practical educational programme to engage and stimulate discussion amongst young people about their attitudes towards Criminal Law, policing, and personal responsibility.
Tobi is a mentor for Urban Synergy, a charitable organisation that helps young people between 11-18 years of age, mostly of African-Caribbean and minority ethnic heritage to reach their full potential through innovative benefit-led programmes.
Tobi is a member of the Black Solicitors Network (BSN) Events Committee and the BSN Policy Committee in relation to Legal Aid and Social Mobility. She recently contributed to the BSN’s response to the government’s consultation document Transforming legal aid: delivering a more credible and efficient system and sits on The Law Society Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division steering group committee. She is also a member of the Law Society Junior Lawyers Division and Young Legal Aid Lawyers social mobility sub-committee.