Q&A with Aysegul Wallis
How long have you worked at ITIC?
I joined ITIC at the end of March 2022, however, I already feel like a member of the ITIC family.
Where were you working before you joined ITIC?
I was working as a legal consultant when I first moved to England and before that I was working at a private practice law firm in Turkey.
What are you looking forward to doing in your new role?
So the list is long but I do not want to bore you. I guess learning as much as I can about my role; travelling to meet with members in person; and recording lots of podcasts come on top of the list.
Any life ambitions or future goals still to achieve?
I am still young therefore I have a lot of boxes to be ticked on my bucket list. I want to qualify as a mediator and an arbitrator to deal with maritime law disputes. I think Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is the future. Also, I really want to qualify as a New York attorney.
What is your favourite saying?
Great question! Whatever the mind can conceive and believe the mind can achieve…
What are your hobbies and favourite pastimes?
I love reading books on personal growth and law of attraction. Some might find it boring but I really enjoy it. Other than that I enjoy watching documentaries and films based on real life. I love going for long walks if the weather is nice. Last but not least, even though I get no credit for that I am a professional dancer and singer at home!
What is your favourite food?
I have three favourites; gluten-free pasta, salad and chips. I can never say no to chips… This is my weakness.
What is your favourite film?
Hmm… I always find this question difficult to answer (first world problems). It would have been an easy one if you had asked me what my favourite TV series is. Friends! Anyway, I think my favourite film is A Time To Kill. I love courtroom dramas.
What is the last book you read or music you downloaded?
The last book I read is Bigger Than Us by Fearne Cotton. The last music I downloaded is Until I Found a Rose by The Howl & The Hum (just checked my Spotify).
Any pet hates?
I do not like it when my parents and my husband forget to turn the lights off. One more thing, I do not like negativity.
If you weren’t working at ITIC, what would you be doing?
I would probably be working at a private practice as a solicitor and dealing with maritime law. If I did not need to work for the rest of my life I would probably try and establish my own clothing line just as a hobby. Having said that, I love my job at ITIC and would not want to change it. A great place to work!