Besmellah Rezaee

Principal Solicitor

Besmellah is the Principal Solicitor at Beena Rezaee Legal and Migration with a strong background in legal practice and human rights advocacy. Besmellah started this firm with the goal of providing diversified legal services based on the needs of the emerging multicultural society of our country.

Besmellah’s pre-eminence in his field of practice has been recognised by international governments. He has directly contributed to drafting Refugee Status Determination guidelines and continues to provide on-going expert opinions.

The Law Council of Australia recognised Besmellah’s achievements by awarding him the inaugural Young Migration Lawyer of the Year award in 2014. In 2015, Besmellah was named NSW’s Young Lawyer of the Year by the Law Society of NSW.

Besmellah is NAATI accredited in the Hazaragi and Dari languages. He also speaks Urdu, Pashtu, and Persian, and has received positive recommendations for his work in Detention Centres such as Curtin, Darwin, Adelaide, Christmas Island, Yongah Hill and Brisbane.

Besmellah has established a number of invaluable projects in the last 10 years which have won him Australia-wide recognition. In 2012, Besmellah won the Pride of Australia Award and was named as a finalist in the Young Australian of the Year Award.

Besmellah has served on a number of governmental and professional bodies, including the Youth Advisory Committee of South Australian Multicultural Affairs Commission, Member of Multicultural Youth SA (MYSA), President of the Association Australian Tertiary Students from Afghanistan (AATSA), Advisory member of The Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (AYAC) and Plan International. Besmellah has been part of the organising committees of two international conferences namely the Asia Pacific Model United Nations Conference and the Asia Pacific Youth Conference.

  • Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of International Studies from the University of Adelaide
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Master of Laws (International Law) from the Australian National University

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Patricia Rushton

Solicitor and Practice Manager

Patricia, as our Solicitor & Practice Manager, combines practice management and work as a solicitor assisting our clients in appeals to the AAT and SACAT.

Stephanie MargushStephanie Margush

Stephanie Margush

Solicitor | Adelaide

Stephanie is a lawyer at Beena Rezaee Legal & Migration, having been admitted to practice in July 2020. Prior to this, Stephanie undertook an internship with the firm

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Iqbal Safari

Solicitor | Adelaide

Iqbal has a keen interest in Migration, Administrative, Employment and Industrial, Commercial, Personal Injury and Humanitarian Laws.

Robert YeomansRobert Yeomans

Robert Yeomans

Solicitor and RMA

Robert is responsible for coordinating with the Australian Refugee Association, where he also works, to file and monitor all CSP applications that our firm has helped prepare.