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

I can’t recommend Birman & Ride highly enough. Nigel provided excellent service and advice, and delivered it in a friendly and supportive manner. Our tiny matter was definitely more trouble than it was worth but Nigel was unfailingly kind and generous, and got us through.
Felicity Morris
April 11, 2022
Professional, caring, and sophisticated. Both Angus and Nigel provided support and advice that was above and beyond, reducing the stress and anxiety of the situation around dealing with an unforeseen issue with a family member’s deceased estate. Thank you both!
Mr H
April 4, 2022
Always professional and excellent knowledge – will always use Birman & Ride. I have trust in this Law firm and they work to an efficient and timely manner. Thankyou for all you do and continue to do.
Mrs T
April 2, 2022
This was our second dealing with Birman & Ride and have found them to be extremely professional with their dealings and legal opinion. Thank you to Michael, Nigel, Angus & Sriram for the professional and expeditious manner that you handled our legal matter. Highly recommended.
Mr B
March 4, 2022
Very happy with initial consultation. Nigel was able to sort through a very complicated situation and come up with 2 viable options to bring the matter to a head. Most satisfied.
Mr B
February 16, 2022
Nigel Siegwart has provided excellent service and once again Birman and Ride have exceeded my expectations. Many thanks.
Mr J
February 8, 2022