Ayla began her training with the firm in 2015 and qualified in to the Catastrophic Injury and Large Loss team in 2017. Since qualifying Ayla has gained experience in volume litigation, defender insurance cases and commercial litigation. More recently Ayla has developed experience in public and administrative law. Ayla has conducted numerous Summary Application actions relating to sexual offences, pedlar's licenses and firearms & explosives certificates appeals. In addition to this Ayla acts as Edinburgh agent in Court of Session actions including judicial reviews, actions for interdict and petitions for permanence orders.
Ayla has appeared in Sheriff Courts across Scotland from Inverness to Stranraer as well as the Sheriff Appeal Court and Employment Tribunal. She is one of our on-call solicitors for the trigger of caveats in the Court of Session. In addition she has provided training to a number of clients in court practice and procedure.
Ayla was President of the Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association from 2019-2021 and is currently the Vice President of the European Young Bar Association.
Murphy v G4S – Ayla successfully defended the client at proof against an employers' liability claim relating to manual handling and provision and use of work equipment. The case was one of the first to result in written decision on the impact of the workplace regulations post-Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act
Muller v Occupiers of Craigshaw Drive– Ayla obtained an interdict in a Court of Session action for the removal of individuals unlawfully occupying commercial land in Aberdeen.
Wallace v Chief Constable, Police Service of Scotland – Ayla successfully defended a firearms and shotgun certificate appeal at proof. The case was peculiar in that it related to the obligations on the owner of antique, and therefore excluded, firearms.
Chief Constable v Livingstone – Ayla conducted a successful appeal of a decision to refuse an interim order in a Risk of Sexual Harm action. This was only the second appeal under this statute in Scotland.
Local Authority – Ayla acted on behalf of a local authority, through their insurer, in a claim for unlawful eviction.
Chief Constable v Jane – Ayla conducted a successful appeal against a decision of a sheriff to refuse an interim Sexual Offences Prevention Order at a first hearing
McPhee v Police Scotland - Pedlars Act 1871 – Ayla acted on behalf of the Chief Constable to defend an action raised under this legislation in respect of a refusal of a pedlar's license.
Marshall v LV – Ayla successfully defended a case of suspected fraud arising from a collision on a roundabout.
Wilkie v Energetics Networked Energy Limited – Ayla successfully defended an action for damages in respect of personal injury arising from a member of the public falling into an excavation on a building site.
McLaren v Police Scotland – Ayla successfully defended a personal injury claim against the police arising from a collision when officers were responding to an emergency call.