Litigation lawyer

We’re looking for an enthusiastic litigation lawyer to join our busy contentious deceased estates team. The work is varied and crosses over into many other areas including property, company, debt collection, superannuation disputes and SAT guardianship/administration matters. (If you’ve seen Fisk, you’ll know what we are talking about!).
  • 1-3 years post-admission experience preferred. Applicants with substantial pre-admission experience are welcome to apply
  • We welcome applications from full-time and part-time (0.6 or more) applicants
  • Innovative firm specialising in deceased estate litigation

About us

Our mission is simple:

We exist to help people simplify and solve legal problems. We are a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, legal executives, accountants and software developers based in Perth CBD.  Our goal each day is twofold:
  1. to empower our clients to understand their legal problems, the options available to them and to make good decisions; and
  2. to help people solve their legal problems. We adopt a practical and pragmatic approach to help people reach a resolution and move on with their lives.
We do this through delivering practical, customer-focused services at fixed prices. We leverage our in-house practice management software ContactsLaw to automate the delivery of services and support our lawyers.

Dispute resolution and litigation services are core business for our firm. We have a highly collaborative approach to our work.  We practise in a broad range of litigation with an emphasis on deceased estate litigation, civil litigation and debt recovery.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for a lawyer who is committed to a career working in contested deceased estate matters. A Birman & Ride team member is a person who:
  • is compassionate, but firm when they need to be;
  • never complacent;
  • adopts high standards as a way of life.

Key responsibilities include:

  • meeting with clients, analysing and developing pragmatic strategies;
  • gathering evidence (including interviewing witnesses), document review, the preparation of pleadings;
  • managing all aspects of straightforward litigation matters, including court appearances. You will manage client files and relationships from the outset;
  • undertaking more complex work under supervision; 
  • appearing at mediations, directions hearings and trials; and
  • contributing to business development, including contributing to the improvement of our workflows and software (ContactsLaw).
Applicants with at least 2 years pre or post admission experience in litigation will be highly regarded. You will work under the direct supervision and mentorship of our Director Nigel SiegwartThis position is a significant opportunity to develop your professional skills and offers potential for leadership and management.

Selection criteria

The successful applicant will:
  1. have a commitment to a career as a litigation lawyer in the private sector;
  2. share our mission to simplify and solve legal problems;
  3. embrace our core values: be kind, do things differently, and strive for excellence.

Benefits of joining us

This position is open to full-time and part-time (0.6 or more) applicants.  We will negotiate an attractive remuneration package and flexible working arrangements. The many good aspects of joining our team include:
  • a collegiate team environment in which a sense of humour is essential and every member is encouraged to grow professionally and personally and reach their full potential;
  • challenging and interesting work where you are empowered to make a difference;
  • an innovative law firm committed to doing things differently, striving for excellence and continuously learning and improving; and
  • a genuine approach to flexible work.

More information

How to apply

Would you like to help people simplify and solve legal problems? Apply now! Please email your application including your CV and a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to Start date: As soon as possible.