Senior Lawyer

Ben is team leader to Johnstone and Reimer’s busy Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT) and Criminal Law teams.

He brings a wealth of experience to the firm, and is an Executive Committee Member of the Law Institute Criminal Law Section. He is also a member of Liberty Victoria and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.  Ben holds a Bachelor of Laws from Deakin University and undertook practical legal training with the College of Law.

Ben has studied International Human Rights Law in Argentina on exchange and completed work placements with the Australian Building and Construction Commission.

Ben enjoys advocating for clients and ensuring their legal interests are well protected. Ben understands that the legal process can be overwhelming and assists clients with obtaining the best results possible through calm and measured advice.

Outside of work, Ben plays football for Lilydale Falcons, is an avid cyclist, and enjoys pottering in his veggie garden.

You can book a free initial appointment online with Ben to speak about your criminal or intervention order matter.


Ben Watson and his team are everything you could want from a legal practice and a little bit more. From the moment I set foot in their office I felt heard and supported, Ben and his team are professional, knowledgeable and effective.

Highly recommended for anyone having to navigate the court system, at every stage the process was explained without the jargon so we felt confident in our experience and outcome.

Bree Summers, VIC