Ayla was admitted as a solicitor to the legal profession in 2018 and is currently practicing as a Criminal Defence Solicitor with Galbally & O’Bryan, after having completed an LLM (Global Society and Human Rights) at Monash University in 2021.
Prior to commencing practice, Ayla worked as a Forensic Disability Specialist with the Department of Health and Human Services, overseeing the treatment and rehabilitation of criminal offenders who had been diagnosed with an intellectual disability and psychiatric comorbidity. In addition to this, Ayla gained experience in one of Melbourne’s top-tier law firm and in assisting Counsel (Owen Dixon Chambers).
As a member of the LGBTIQ+ community, Ayla understands the complexities faced by those who identify as LGBTIQ+ when it comes to access to justice. Ayla is well versed in criminal law, human rights law, employment law, wills and estate planning and litigious matters. Ayla appears on a regular basis in the Magistrates' Court, Children's' Court and Tribunals, and instructs senior Counsel in the County Court and Supreme Court of Victoria, and the District Court of Western Australia.