Ayse Akgol became a tenant at chambers in April 2022.
Ayse has developed a strong practice in dealing with non-accidental injury allegations, vulnerable witnesses, alleged sexual offences against children, abduction, alienation, and many more complex areas of family law.
Ayse is a fierce advocate who is known for her balanced and no-nonsense attitude. Her approach to client care, both in and out of court, is attentive and goes over and above to ensure her clients understand the proceedings and are represented to the highest standard.
PUBLIC FAMILY LAW
Ayse has developed a strong practice representing local authorities, parents, and children in care proceedings from contested Interim Care Order removals through to multi-day final hearings and Findings of Fact.
PRIVATE FAMILY LAW
Ayse has represented parents in private law matters from injunctive applications, FHDRA and DRA hearings, through to multi-day Findings of Fact and Final Hearings. She has undertaken private law cases with complex issues including parental alienation, applications for Section 91(14) orders, clients who are in pre-proceedings with local authority involvement, as well as representing clients who have significant vulnerabilities and mental health issues.
Excellence Through Continuity of Representation
Ayse holds a First-Class undergraduate degree in Law with Honours, finishing second highest of her cohort. She completed her BPTC as part of a master’s, receiving two scholarships to aid her study, graduating with an Outstanding on the BPTC and a Distinction overall.
Ayse has a passion for public speaking, resulting in numerous accolades. In 2017, she won the Inner Temple/LJMU Debating Competition, and won the Intervarsity Mooting Competition in 2018. In addition to 6 regional competition wins, Ayse has ranked nationally as a public speaking champion. She was awarded ‘National Speaker of the Year’ by the Business and Professional Women’s Association & English-Speaking Union. She also became a filmed advocate for the book ‘Mooting the Definitive Guide’ by Eric Baskind, to help mentor others in competitive advocacy.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Ayse worked in a number of different roles for non-profit organisations, Including the BPP Legal Advice Centre and Streetlaw, by conducting client interviews, drafting advice, and leading presentations she developed a range of communication styles. With the charity Silverline her empathy and understanding aided those with Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Depression. She was also an ambassador for the charity ‘Since 9/11,’ bringing terrorism prevention education to children across the country, which included assisting the reveal of the 9/11 monument currently stood at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
- BPP University Manchester; Bar Professional Training Course; Outstanding
- Liverpool John Moores University; LLB (Hons) Law; First Class Honours
Scholarships and Awards
- Excellence Scholarship- BPP University
- Career Commitment Scholarship- BPP University
- Proxime Access it Prize for obtaining the second highest degree result- Liverpool Law Society
- National Speaker of the Year- Business and Professional Women’s Association / English Speaking Union
- The Honourable Society of Middle Temple
Away from the Bar
- Ayse has always loved entering the dance studio, painting and swimming.