LL.B (Hons), University of Dundee

Dip. Professional Legal Practice, University of Dundee

Special interests

Health & Safety

Personal Injury

Professional liability and regulation

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


Ayla called to the bar after a career in private practice.

As a solicitor Ayla specialised in defender personal injury litigation as well as public and administrative law, health and safety law, regulatory proceedings, firearms licensing, and orders under the Sexual Offences Act 2003. Ayla frequently acted as Edinburgh agent to local authorities and companies across Scotland.

During her devilling Ayla gained additional experience in clinical and professional liability, contractual disputes, fatal accident inquiries, and public inquiries.

Ayla has appeared in the Sheriff Appeal Court and in Sheriff Courts across Scotland, including the All Scotland Personal Injury Court. She has also appeared in the Employment Tribunal. She has conducted numerous proofs, evidential hearings and debates as well as opposed motions and procedural hearings. As a solicitor she regularly appeared against Counsel including in appeal hearings and proofs.