Why we are here

Who we are

We are a modern Australian law firm built on NewLaw ideals.

We’re a tight-knit, multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, legal executives, accountants and software developers.

What we do

As our client, you will benefit from the many solutions we provide for everyday needs and challenges in your personal and business life. Fixed price services are essential to the honest, positive and ongoing relationship we seek to forge with you. You will enjoy our flexible and innovative service delivery options, including our on-the-spot services.

Why we do it

An effective legal system is essential to a healthy community. Lawyers are vital in enabling access to the system. Our mission is to serve the community by making quality legal services accessible.

Our pricing policy

Fixed prices have been a standard here for a decade now.

We do fixed prices differently.

  • We advertise prices for a wide range of common services
  • We give you a detailed, written scope for the service.

Not rocket science, just honest and transparent.

Michael Hodgkins


Team Birman & Ride

What's important to us

Nurture our talented team

We encourage every member of our team to reach their full potential in all areas of their lives.  Our focus is not on what we can get out of our team, but on what we can help them to achieve.

Fixed price services

Transparency as to the scope of the services and cost are hallmarks of our success. We have replaced traditional time-costed legal services with fixed priced products across the practice.

Leaders training leaders

We empower all team members to take charge and be leaders within their areas of responsibility. Our in-house training and continuing professional development programs are a core strength of our firm.

Tech Focus

Each and every member of our team is committed to using computerised systems in new and innovative ways to deliver legal services.The back-bone of this quest is ContactsLaw – revolutionary new legal practice management software we’ve developed in partnership with boutique IT firm Overtech Technologies.

Fearless Advocates

We stand up to bullies. We take pride in changing inefficient industries and anti-competitive practices. We fearlessly defend the rights of those who suffer injustice.


We’re not about to take ourselves too seriously. There’s an enjoyment in what we do and we approach it with integrity, diligence and a sense of humour.

We believe it’s essential for our professionals of all ages to pursue an interest (or two) that offers a release from the stresses of everyday life. Music and the arts in general are popular here, but so is paintball, triathlon, footy (tipping), computing…


What our clients say

Thank you to a very Professional team. I feel confident in negotiating with sibling conflict. Looking forward to an outcome of deceased estate.
Ms J
October 26, 2021
Excellent Service as always – Professional service is impeccable and always keeping client up to date and well informed.
Ms T
October 23, 2021
[after a positive resolution] That’s great news and a weight off my shoulders… Many thanks for your advice and resolving this so efficiently.
Mr G
October 8, 2021
Timely, precise, professional, and thoughtful legal advice – laid out in an understandable and logical manner. What a breath of fresh air!
Mr P
October 1, 2021
You guys doing a great job and the bills they’re always current and correct thank you very much
Ms N
September 15, 2021
Nigel, thank you for having dealt with the matter so efficiently and competently. It is very much appreciated. Many thanks to Angus also for his assistance.
Mr M
September 3, 2021