Ayla Iridag

Year of Call: 2022

07858 163722
ayla.iridag@advocates.org.uk
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Ayla Iridag acts predominantly for defenders in actions for personal injury and clinical negligence and appears frequently for participants in Fatal Accident Inquiries. Ayla also maintains a regulatory and public law practice. She is instructed in professional regulatory proceedings, firearms appeals and judicial reviews. In addition, Ayla has experience in the criminal courts, having conducted commissions for the evidence of vulnerable witnesses and having successfully obtained a variation of bail conditions in the High Court.

Ayla was appointed as a Standing Junior to the Office of the Advocate General in December 2022 and has been instructed to represent a number of UK Government departments.

Selected cases

Fatal Accident Inquiries

Fatal Accident Inquiry into the death of Frank Kinnis
Instructed for Grampian Health Board in a fatal accident inquiry in relation to a homicide

Fatal Accident Inquiry into the death of Jason Watson
Instructed by Greater Glasgow Health Board in a fatal accident inquiry into a death in custody

Administrative and Public Law and Human Rights

BC & Others v Police Scotland (As instructing agent)
Part of the team who successfully defended a petition for judicial review in relation to rights of privacy and freedom of expression in respect of WhatsApp messages. One of two instructing agents in the appeal to the Inner House.

Calum Steele v Police Scotland (As instructing agent)
Part of the team of who successfully defended the petition for judicial review on behalf of the Chief Constable in respect of the use of a tweet in misconduct proceedings.

Medaci v East Lothian Council
Instructed on behalf of a local authority to defend an action for unlawful eviction on the grounds of mental health. The action contained issues in respect of legislation on local authority housing, human rights and mental health.

Muller v Occupiers of Craigshaw Drive (as instructing agent)
Obtained interdict in a Court of Session action for the removal of individuals unlawfully occupying commercial land in Aberdeen.

McHattie v South Ayrshire Council (as instructing agent)
Part of a team of two responsible for this urgent judicial review on behalf of the respondent regarding closure of a day care facility.

Da Costa v Police Scotland
Successfully defended two appeals arising from the sheriffs’ powers to dismiss actions in Simple Procedure Actions.

Wallace v Chief Constable, Police Service of Scotland
Successfully defended a firearms and shotgun certificate appeal. The case was peculiar in that it related to the obligations on the owner of antique, and therefore excluded, firearms.

McPhee v Police Scotland
Acted on behalf of the Chief Constable to defend an action raised under the Pedlars Act 1871 in respect of a refusal of a pedlar’s license.

Chief Constable v Jane
Conducted a successful appeal against a decision of a sheriff to refuse an interim Sexual Offences Prevention Order at a first hearing

Chief Constable v Livingstone
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 statutory provision in Scotland.

Petition for Walker Commercial Properties Ltd
Instructed by the petitioner to obtain interdict and interdict ad interim for removal of persons present on land in Livingston.

Prentice v Chief Constable
Instructed by Police Scotland to defend an appeal against the revocation of a shotgun certificate

Personal Injury

Russell v West Lothian Council
Successfully defended an employer’s liability action at proof on multiple grounds including novus actus interveniens and volenti non fit injuria.

Murphy v G4S
Successfully defended the client at proof against an employers’ liability claim relating to manual handling and provision and use of work equipment.

Marshall v LV
Successfully defended a case of suspected fraud arising from a collision on a roundabout.

Wilkie v Energetics Networked Energy Limited
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
Successfully defended a personal injury claim against the police arising from a collision when officers were responding to an emergency call.

Clinical and Professional Negligence and Regulation

Glencorse v Perth and Kinross Council
Successfully defended a claim against a Council Surveyor, at proof, in a claim for damages to a boundary wall following demolition of a dangerous building.

A v Lothian Health Board
Acted on behalf of the pursuer in obtaining settlement of a clinical negligence claim arising from a missed ectopic pregnancy.

NMC v Brown
Instructed by the NMC to present a case for removal from the register.

SSSC v N
Appointed as Special Counsel by SSSC to cross examine vulnerable witnesses on behalf of an unrepresented applicant

Petition for PCS Ltd
Appointed as assistant commissioner to execute a ‘dawn raid’ commission under section 1 of the Administration of Justice (Scotland) Act 1972

Practice Areas
Clerks

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Normal business hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

ampersandclerks@advocates.org.uk
+44 (0)131 260 5674 (9am to 5pm)

Alan Moffat

Advocates' Clerk

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Jennifer Dunn

Deputy Advocates' Clerk

(working days Mondays to Thursdays)

Working Remotely

Sheena Hume

Deputy Advocates' Clerk

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Shawn McArthur

Deputy Advocates' Clerk

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Kathryn Ferguson

Deputy Advocates' Clerk

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Emma Busby

Deputy Advocates' Clerk

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Education
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, University of Dundee (2014)
  • LLB (Hons), University of Dundee (2013)
  • Faculty Scholar (2021-22)
Professional career to date
  • Admitted to Faculty of Advocates (June 2022) (Devilmasters: Helen Watts, Tim Young, David Nicolson)
  • Solicitor, Clyde & Co (2017)
  • Trainee Solicitor, Simpson and Marwick (2015)
Appointments and prizes
  • Appointed Standing Junior to the Office of the Advocate General (2022)
  • President, Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association (2019-20 and 2020-21)
  • Vice President, European Young Bar Association (2021-22)
  • Inaugural Committee Member, Junior Bar Association (2021-22)
  • Board Member, Journal Editorial Board, Journal of the Law Society of Scotland (2018-22)
  • Student Director, Dundee Student Law Clinic (2013-14)