Aysel is the recipient of the Westminster & Holborn Law Society's Newly Qualified Rising Star Award 2020. She trained at Dawson Cornwell and qualified as a solicitor in 2020. She has at this early stage in her career been recognised as a “Recommended Lawyer” by The Legal 500 2022.
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.
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), the Surrogacy Network and the Westminster & Holborn Law Society. 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.
Aysel Akhundova was named as a "Recommended Lawyer".
Legal 500 2022