Ms Bouwman is a lawyer specialized and highly experienced in the area of criminal law. This is the main specialization of the law firm. She defends clients both within The Netherlands and abroad, who are suspected of a large variety of criminal offences.  Mr Bouwman has extensive experience as a lawyer in the areas of: drug cases, (domestic) violence, sex offences, life offences and theft.  She is also active in the areas of extradition and international criminal law. Ms Bouwman is a member of the Association of Criminal Defence Specialists (NVSA). She represents a number of clients with a life sentence, and is a member of the Forum Life Sentence, which fights for the rights of prisoners serving a life sentence.


In addition Ms Bouwman  is very experienced in juvenile cases concerning minors between 12 and 18 years old in criminal matters. She is also active in civil juvenile cases, where children are placed within the care of the Dutch state. Ms Bouwman is a member of the Association for Lawyers in Juvenile Law (VNJA).


Ms Bouwman is also one of the few legal experts in Holland in legal procedures concerning a certificate of good conduct, or ‘VOG’. She has acted on behalf of her clients since 2004 against refusals of the certificate.