Pooja Sundar



  • Master of Law (Honours), University of Auckland.
  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Auckland University of Technology.
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Auckland.

Bar Admissions & Memberships

  • New Zealand Law Society
  • Auckland District Law Society Inc.
  • Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.


Pooja holds a Master of Law (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Auckland.

 She is a legal aid registered lawyer, with experience in advising in all aspects of immigration law, including visas, residence appeals, and refugee and protection claims.  Pooja has significant experience in the Family Court.

Pooja’s passion for legal representation is coupled with a deep interest in human rights legislature, international criminal law, and refugee case law. She has successfully been involved in many cases involving complex issues across domestic and international spheres. Pooja also advocates for victims of domestic violence in the immigration and family law fields.

 Away from the office, Pooja enjoys participating in astronomy at the Auckland Stardome Observatory, where she is an astronomy presenter. She has combined this interest with a love of travel, and if time allows, likes to push her culinary skills in the kitchen.

 Pooja is fluent in the Tamil language, and available for new cases across the spectrum of immigration law, as well as a range of litigation and general practice legal work carried out at Ryken and Associates.