Vai graduated from Victoria University Wellington with an LLB and BA (Education).  Vai has over six years experience working within community legal services and non-profit environments, and is registered practitioner in both the High Court of New Zealand and Supreme Court of Queensland.

Vai has particularly worked with clients who are culturally or linguistically diverse, or have complex legal and social issues. She has focused on advising disadvantaged or low income-earning individuals in the areas of family law, civil law, criminal law and domestic violence.

Vai’s friendly and approachable personality, excellent sense of humour and proven track record of credibility and commitment to the wider community have enabled her to cultivate strong working relationships with multidisciplinary stakeholders and professionals over the course of her career.