Aysel is a senior associate in the Children Department who trained at Dawson Cornwell and qualified as a solicitor in 2020; she is recognised as a “Recommended Lawyer” by The Legal 500 2024.
She advises on all aspects of children law, including international and domestic child relocation, international child abduction cases, recognition and enforcement of overseas orders and domestic disputes about child arrangements. She is also a qualified Solicitor Advocate (High Courts Civil Proceedings).
Aysel also frequently acts for ‘Intended Parents’ in obtaining Parental Orders in this jurisdiction, following both domestic and international surrogacy and has a growing practice specialising in surrogacy, assisted reproduction and same-sex families.
She is a member of the Resolution Parenting After Parting Committee, a member of YRes, the Child Abduction Lawyers Association (CALA), and the Surrogacy Network. Additionally she mentors law students with the University of Law and the London Young Lawyers Group (“LYLG”).
Aysel has an Upper Second degree in Law from the University of Bristol, where she studied Advanced Family Law and International Child Law as her final year modules. She achieved a Distinction in her Legal Practice Course from the University of Law, which she obtained in conjunction with an MSc in Law, Business and Management. During her time at the University of Law, Aysel volunteered with the National Centre for Domestic Violence.
Aysel is fluent in Azerbaijani and Russian. She also speaks some Turkish and has a basic understanding of French and German.