Reimen is an Australian legal practitioner and worked with the Australian Agency for International Aid (AusAID) for 2 years as a court official in the Tongan superior courts in Tongatapu and on circuit to the outer islands. Prior to his appointment in Tonga, Reimen worked in Cambodia at a UN-backed war crimes tribunal and in private practice in Australia.
While he currently practices predominantly in civil, commercial and international litigation in the Australasian region, Reimen continues to maintain close ties with the Tongan community in Australia and Tonga. He also maintains close ties with communities in South East Asia and the Pacific (particularly Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines) where he grew up, worked and lived.
Reimen holds a degrees in law and arts from the University of Queensland, and is presently undertaking a Masters in Science with the University of London, Royal Holloway College.
Reimen is passionate about access to justice, promoting diversity, and strengthening the capacity of judicial and legal institutions to promote the rule of law and human rights in international development. He brings a wealth of experience to FoT as well as significant logistical assistance with coordinating projects on the ground in Tonga.
As a fun fact, Reimen is the first (and to date, only) non-Tongan or Palangi lawyer to be admitted to practice at the Tongan bar.