Understanding your problem is our problem.

At Laymens, we develop practical legal solutions to help our clients achieve their goals and objectives. We are proud of our practical and personable approach, which is why we are considered one of Australia’s most amiable law firms.

Highly skilled and accessible, our people are trusted advisors in their respective fields.

Benjamin Hakim

Managing Director
Lawyer, Migration Agent
& Finance Broker

Benjamin Hakim is the Principal Director and founder of Laymens Lawyers, having established the firm in 2013 under former name faebnLEGAL.

Benjamin is a devoted lawyer and registered migration agent. He has developed the firms practice in the area of immigration law, advising and representing both individuals and businesses in a wide range of visa applications. He also has specialized expertise in the areas of property law, family law and wills and estate planning.

Benjamin is also fluent in Arabic and has assisted many Arabic speaking clients successfully migrate to or remain in Australia.

Silvia Levame

Senior Consultant
Registered Foreign Lawyer, Migration Agent & Licensed Conveyancer

Silvia Levame is a Senior Consultant at Laymens, specialising in all migration, property and international legislation, particularly civil and commercial areas of Spanish (Roman/French) legislation.


With over 40 years experience in the legal profession and having established and managed her own consultancy with an ever expanding network of overseas professionals, Silvia is also engaged as an expert witness/advisor in Latin American legislation for many private law firms and government agencies.


Silvia provides a wealth of experience in all aspects of legal practice and client relationship management. She has helped develop the firms practice in the areas of family law, wills and estate planning.