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Anne Toohey

021 248 0820


PO Box 44
Christchurch 8140

Anne Toohey is a barrister specialising in criminal and civil litigation, employment law, regulatory law and health law. Anne conducts independent workplace and regulatory investigations for a range of organisations.  She is currently appointed as Senior Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission for Abuse in Care.

Over the past 25 years, Anne has appeared in all New Zealand courts including the Supreme Court.

Anne graduated from the University of Otago in 1996 and worked initially in civil litigation in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. From 2000 until May 2011, Anne practised as a civil litigator and Crown Prosecutor with Raymond Donnelly & Co. From May 2011 to January 2013, Anne was a Crown Counsel at the Crown Law Office in Wellington. Anne joined the independent bar in 2014.

Anne has been an elected member of the Council of the New Zealand Bar Association for two years, and has been re-elected for a further two year term.

Anne’s expertise includes:

  • Civil litigation including judicial review
  • Criminal law
  • Employment law
  • Health and Safety
  • Investigations
  • Tribunals
  • Health law (including disciplinary charges of health professionals)
  • Regulatory and fraud trials
  • Constitutional and administrative law
  • International law and extradition
  • Coronial inquests
  • Advocacy training

Professional Affiliations:

  • New Zealand Law Society
  • Association of Workplace Investigators
  • Vice President (South Island) New Zealand Bar Association