Айсель Ахундова (Aysel Akhundova)

Senior Associate
"focussed, conscientious, calm, approachable and supportive"Barrister Review


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).

После Бристоля она училась в «University of Law», где она получила высшие баллы на «Legal Practice Course» и степень магистра в области Права, Бизнеса и Управления. 

Во время обучения в University of Law, Айсель занималось благотворительностью и сотрудничала с Национальным центром по борьбе с насилием в семье.

Айсель свободно владеет азербайджанским и русским языками. Она также говорит по-турецки и имеет базовое понимание французского и немецкого. 


Awards & Recognitions
  • Shortlisted for the YRes Rising Star Award at the 2022 Resolution Awards.
  • NQ Rising Star Award
    Aysel was awarded the Westminster & Holborn Law Society “Newly Qualified Rising Star Award” in October 2020. The award celebrates the inspirational achievements and hard work of trainee solicitors.

Recommended Lawyer
Aysel Akhundova was again named as a "Recommended Lawyer".
Legal 500 2024

Recommended Lawyer
Aysel Akhundova was again named as a "Recommended Lawyer".
Legal 500 2023

Recommended Lawyer
Aysel Akhundova was named as a "Recommended Lawyer".
Legal 500 2022

  • Cupid’s Quest: How do I save my assets, if the marriage cannot be saved? Aysel was part of a panel at a Russian-speaking Q&A session hosted by International Advisers Association. She spoke about the divorce and separation of assets in England & Wales (February 2022)
  • Aysel was a part of the private client panel at a webinar for English Law Day Ukraine 2021, organised jointly by the Law Society, Bar Council and Ukrainian Arbitration Association (UAA). She spoke on cross-border children matters, the 1980 Hague Convention and how the courts in England and Wales approach child arrangements (26 April 2021)
  • Aysel Akhundova conducted the first of a series of three webinars on behalf of the Westminster & Holborn Law Society Junior Lawyers Division. Aysel interviewed Kathleen Heycock, partner at Farrer & Co. They discussed working during lockdown, managing a return to work, as well as the challenges junior lawyers and graduates currently face (October 2020)
  • Aysel was interviewed for Legal Women magazine about qualifying as a solicitor and fulfilling her childhood dream (October 2020)
  • Aysel was interviewed for Zima magazine in Russian about divorce and family law in England – Answers to the most popular questions (25 June 2019)
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