Tochi began her First Six Pupillage in October 2023 under the supervision of Emma Akuwudike.
Before commencing pupillage, Tochi was employed by a London criminal defence firm, where she widely assisted solicitors, including regarding evidence for a prominent fraud case. Prior to this, Tochi undertook work for JUST: Access, an innovative speech to text company that provides transcription tools for the legal, research and media sectors amongst others. Within her remit she researched, reviewed and edited the transcripts of significant UK Supreme Court cases.
Tochi has considerable experience working with and advocating on behalf of young people. She was a youth advocacy worker at the Black Learning Achievement and Mental Health UK charity (BLAM UK) and was particularly focused on opposing school exclusions of Black and mixed-race children; she also produced skeleton arguments and school training resources for the charity’s use.
Whilst at university, Tochi was a member of the Bristol Law Clinic, where she provided pro bono legal advice to individuals who failed to qualify for legal aid, giving advice in matters relating to children, benefits, and data protection. To date, she continues to volunteer as a legal observer for Black Protest Legal Support.
- LLB Law, University of Bristol (2021)
- BVS, City, University of London (2022)
- Lincoln’s Inn – Droop Scholarship (2021)
- Bristol Law Review and Brick Court Chambers Essay Competition 2021 – Winner
- 6KBW College Hill Essay Competition 2022 – Second Runner Up
- Sir Louis Gluckstein Advocacy Competition 2022 – Second Runner Up
- Women in Criminal Law
- The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn