I have briefed Laina for a number of years now.
Laina is an easy choice for both myself and my clients in matters involving construction and/or property law. Her knowledge in these areas is exceptional. If a matter involves an idiosyncratic query or consideration, Laina will surprisingly promptly refer to a judgment or relatively unknown legislative provision directly on topic. Perhaps this should not be surprising, as she literally wrote the textbook.
Laina applies her extensive legal knowledge not only with ethics and integrity but also in a commercial manner to achieve the best outcome for her clients. Unlike some barristers, disputes are not a black or white outcome for Laina but involve understanding and appreciating risks, the optimal approach and best resolution methods.
Further still, Laina has always proven herself willing to go beyond her retainer, nurturing both legal and insurance professionals, including those not likely to ever be in a position to refer her work.
I have no hesitation recommending Laina as a barrister.