Beheshteh joined both the 36 Crime and 36 Extradition teams as of March 2021, having completed a six-month secondment at the CPS Extradition Unit and prior to that, having practised in crime at the Independent Bar.

Beheshteh continues to build upon the experience she gained while on secondment at the CPS Extradition Unit. Whilst at the Unit, Beheshteh litigated Part 1 cases at first instance and in the High Court (judgments pending).

Prior to coming to the Bar, Beheshteh volunteered with justice charities including the Communities Empowerment Network (CEN) and the Howard League for Penal Reform. Beheshteh was also a Director of Vocalise and taught prisoners at HMP Wormwood Scrubs and HMP Holloway.

She co-edits

CPS Panel appointments

General Crime Level 2
Extradition Level 2


Without question I have been impressed with how Ms Engineer prepared and conducted this trial. In particular I have been very impressed with her client care and her ability to win the trust of our client.London Defence Solicitor
I was extremely impressed with how Beheshteh exercised sound judgment in dealing with the evidence in the case… [and how] she managed to build a rapport with a client whose difficult past and current circumstances made him hard to obtain clear instructions from… I found Beheshteh to be easy to contact during the preparation of the case and she kept me updated during the trial…I would not hesitate to instruct Beheshteh in a future, suitable trial.London Defence Solicitor

Further information

BA Theology (hons)

Upper Second (King’s College London) Graduate Diploma in Law

Commendation (The University of Law) Bar Professional Training Course

Very Competent (The University of Law) LLM in Human Rights

Conflict and Justice, Merit (The School of Oriental and African Studies)

Appointments & Memberships

The Inner Temple

The Howard League

The Criminal Bar Association

Women in Criminal Law

Young Legal Aid Lawyers

Grade 2 CPS Prosecutor