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"She is an excellent presenter in court who brings to bear an intellectual view and overlays it with the commercial objectives of the client, and remains focused on finding the right outcome through the court process."

Chambers Global, 2019
(Dispute Resolution, Band 1)

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Laura is a barrister at Bankside Chambers with over 23 years of experience in a broad range of general commercial litigation (see details). Her skills have been recognised by various directories including The Best Lawyers™ in New Zealand (Arbitration and Mediation; Corporate Law; Insolvency and Reorganisation Law; and Litigation), Doyle's Guide (Insolvency & Restructuring) and Chambers Global (Dispute Resolution Band 1, 2018 and 2019). 

With a focus on achieving the best outcome for the client, Laura takes a pragmatic approach to resolving disputes where possible.  She acts for clients in all forms of dispute resolution, including mediations, expert determinations and arbitrations.  

Throughout her career Laura has maintained a special interest in technology, being an early adopter of tools to make litigation more efficient and effective. Over the years she has been actively involved in law society matters (including as a council member for ADLS and NZLS).  She has served on the Rules Committee since 2013. Other ongoing memberships include RITANZ and AWLA (Auckland Women Lawyers' Association).

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