Benjamin Goh

Benjamin Goh



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Benjamin Goh began his criminal law career in arguably the toughest legal and social environment in NSW- the Western Aboriginal Legal Service (WALS). Ben represented clients from Dubbo to Broken Hill and many remote towns in between, such as Bourke and Wilcannia. The experience Ben gained at WALS was invaluable and allowed him to appreciate the issues faced by clients from low socio-economic backgrounds who were faced with enormous stress as a result of being charged with a criminal offence.Whilst working at WALS Ben was invited to an interview with one of Sydneys leading criminal law firms and thereafter dedicated over 5 years to this firm. He was made an Associate and was on his way to becoming a Partner, instead, Ben chose a different path and co-created Benjamin & Leonardo.Ben has practised exclusively in criminal law for the last 7 years. He has appeared in the Childrens Court, Local Court, Chief Industrial Magistrates Court, District Court, Drug Court, Coroners Court, Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeal, Pharmacy Board of NSW and Greyhound Racing Authority.In addition to holding a Law Degree, Ben also holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney majoring in Genetics and Microbiology. This scientific understanding is an added advantage in cases which require a proper analysis of complex scientific forensic evidence such as DNA evidence.He is a volunteer lecturer at the Traffic Offenders Intervention Program at a number of Police Community Youth Clubs in Sydney. He has also lectured doctors at the Australian College of Legal Medicine in relation to topics such as abortion, euthanasia and manslaughter.Ben is a strong believer in preparation no matter what you are charged with and is driven by getting his clients the best possible result.Ben is contactable 24/7 on 0409 927 338 or by email at ben@thedefenders.com.au.