Q&A with Aysegul Wallis

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!

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