Lareina maintains a strong matrimonial, civil and white-collar crime practice. She has appeared as an advocate in her own right in the Court of Appeal, the Court of First Instance, the District/Family Courts and the Magistrates’ Courts, and as Junior Counsel.
Lareina has substantial experience in all aspects of matrimonial and family litigation. She is regularly instructed in a broad spectrum of matrimonial finance matters and children’s disputes. These include ancillary relief proceedings (including those involving cryptocurrencies), third-party interest claims, relocation applications, custody / care and control arrangements, enforcement proceedings and committal proceedings. Since 2017, Lareina has been an Executive Committee Member of the Hong Kong Family Law Association (HKFLA), and she is also a member of the Hong Kong Bar Association’s Committee on Family Law.
She has been named as a Leading Junior for Family & Private Client work by The Legal 500 in 2024.
In other civil litigation, Lareina has an established practice with an emphasis on private client matters. She has been instructed in a wide range of cases including mental health proceedings, probate / administration, intellectual property, cases involving cryptocurrencies / bitcoin, medical negligence, land law, shareholders’ disputes, as well as other company and commercial matters.
In criminal litigation, Lareina handles complex white-collar matters including cases involving the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) and the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), and FinTech / cryptocurrency-related financial crimes.
Outside of her practice, Lareina is an Advocacy Trainer for the Hong Kong Advocacy Training Council (HKATC), involved in advocacy training programmes for pupil barristers, and also teaches at the University of Hong Kong.
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