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.

We’re also passionate community leaders, sportspeople, podcasters, musicians, parents… and proud that these interests inform our professional lives.

What we do

Our many brands offer practical, customer-focussed solutions for everyday needs and problems faced by people and businesses. We offer most of our services at fixed prices. We use innovative service delivery to overcome traditional barriers to access.

We choose services we enjoy providing (which makes it easier to do it well).

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 to as many people and businesses as possible.

Our pricing policy

We aim to price our services fairly and transparently. We advertise fixed prices for some standard services. Otherwise, we will analyse your requirements before issuing a written quote.

We prefer to quote specific amounts for a defined service rather than open-ended hourly rates where possible. In litigation matters, we may quote specific stages as the matter proceeds.

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…