Principal / Senior Criminal Defence Lawyer


Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Auckland University
Bachelors of Commerce, Auckland University


Anoushka Bloem founded Bloem and Associates as one of the only specialist criminal defence practices in Auckland.  Anoushka is a senior criminal defence lawyer with an established reputation of excellence and integrity.  She has established a team of criminal defence lawyers, all motivated to achieve successful outcomes for their clients.  Anoushka has 17 years’ experience in the area of criminal law.

Anoushka specialises in jury trials for serious crime.  She conducts jury trials in the Auckland region, in the District Courts and the High Court.  She also regularly conducts appeals in the High Court and Court of Appeal.  Anoushka represents people charged with the full spectrum of criminal charges, She regularly defends clients charged with sexual crimes, violence, drugs and dishonesty offending.

Anoushka has a faithful following of clients who refer her to others.  Her goal is to give every client outstanding service and representation.  This the driving force behind the ethos of Bloem & Associates.

Anoushka has a high success rate in achieving not guilty verdicts for her clients.  Her careful and thorough approach are the hallmarks of her success.

Anoushka was admitted to the bar in 2004 and is an approved legal aid provider for all types of criminal matters from PAL1-PAL4, including murder.

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Professional Memberships

  • President of the Auckland Women Lawyers Association
  • NZ Criminal Bar Association
  • NZ Defence Lawyers Association