She has represented many building and construction professionals including engineers, architects, surveyors, town planners, builders and sub-contractors.
Long association with professional indemnity matters with a wide range of insurers including CGU professional risks, QBE, Allianz, Liberty Underwriting and Suncorp
Worked on several significant insurance coverage disputes where the fundamental issues have been the ability of the insurer to rely upon the dishonesty & fraud.
Laina has acted in a wide range of commercial disputes that have involved significant sums of money. Although not always the case, commercial disputes generally
Provide successful resolution of these property disputes, which can become bitter and entrenched particularly if they involve neighbours
Laina’s experience with contractual disputes has also seen her act in several employment disputes involving claims for damages for unlawful dismissals
Laina’s exposure to personal injury claims has arisen mainly through claims made on construction all risks policies as well as claims against building and construction professionals
Laina is acting for the Mayor of Ryde in Operation Cavill, a current investigation of ICAC.
Professional Negligence: 1. Aquatec-Maxcon Pty Ltd v Barwon Region Water Authority (No 2)  VSC 117. 2. Brand v Monks  NSWSC 1454.