Ben graduated from Chisholm Institute with an Advanced Diploma of Justice; he then went on to study a Bachelor of Laws at Deakin University and completed this in January 2019, he then completed Practical Legal Training at the College of Law.
Ben commenced working in the legal industry in 2015 and has developed a broad professional background that has included experience within property and criminal law at several boutique Melbourne firms. Throughout his studies Ben has volunteered as a facilitator with the mental health organisation ‘Mr. Perfect,’ and organised the first Victorian based meet up.
Ben joined Johnstone and Reimer in November 2018. Ben works with both our Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal and Criminal Defence teams.
Ben has a special interest in supporting victims of crime and criminal defence clients through difficult times in their lives.
Ben has appeared in major suburban Magistrates Court on behalf of clients charged with offences ranging from drink driving to serious assaults, drug possession and trafficking, intervention orders and traffic offences. He has experience in Pleas, Contest Mentions, Directions Hearings, Intervention Order proceedings and summary case conference negotiations.
Ben is well regarded for his efficiency, attention to detail, calm and measured approach, a genuine care for his clients with a tenacious and solid focus on achieving the best possible result.