Administrative appeals

We offer frank, practical and cost effective advice and representation before administrative tribunals and courts.

The State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) are independent bodies that review a wide range of administrative decisions made by State and Australian Government ministers, departments, agencies and tribunals.

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How we can help you

We will consider and give you advice on the avenues available to you to challenge the decision.

Initial consultation

$350 +GST

In most cases, you have a very short time period from the date of the reviewable decision to apply to the SAT or AAT for review. If you have received an administrative decision you are unhappy about, we recommend that you see us for a consultation as soon as possible.

Our fee includes:

  • 30 minute meeting at our office at which we will provide you with initial advice; and
  • an estimate of costs for future representation.

What to bring to the consultation:

  • your photo identification;
  • copy of the decision being reviewed (if available);
  • any relevant correspondence or other documents.

Why choose us

Our experienced lawyers provide great service at competitive prices.
Benefit from our experience

We’re a law firm with more than 35 years’ experience in litigation and dispute resolution. From straightforward debt collection to Supreme Court trials, these are core services of our firm.

Excellent value for money

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

100s of happy clients

Our goal is to anticipate your needs and exceed your expectations. We offer friendly and efficient service. Read what our clients say.

Meet our team

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.

Senior Associate
Nigel is an experienced lawyer who leads the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution team. Having worked for Birman & Ride since 2011, he has experience in a wide variety of litigation matters including deceased estate litigation, family provision claims,……
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Angus joined the team in 2018 as part of the firm’s law cadetship program. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from UWA, majoring in Politics & International Relations and Business Law, and is currently studying the Juris Doctor at……
Legal Executive
Grace joined Birman & Ride in 2020 as part of the firm’s law cadetship program. Grace comes from a background of hospitality and retail work, where she gained valuable skills in customer service. At Birman & Ride, Grace works……


The types of administrative decisions that can be reviewed include:

  • Guardianship and administration
  • Local government decisions
  • Taxation decisions
  • Town planning, resource and development
  • Strata titles
  • Land valuation
  • Australian citizenship
  • Working with Children Check
  • Freedom of information and more

See the following for more details of the matters that the SAT and AAT have jurisdiction to determine:

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What our clients say

Very professional service and helpful manner by all staff I spoke with. The only delay was due to a somewhat pedantic government department! I will use the services again…
Dr E
November 7, 2020
Dear Nigel, as the executor of [estate] I would like to thank you for your advice and handling of the probate process. It is rare, if at all, that…
Ms K
January 16, 2021
Since I got advice from this law firm, the professionalism from start to finish has been outstanding. Highly recommended.
Mr S
October 5, 2020
Nigel, thank you so much for your legal input. This morning the funds arrived into my account which would not have happened without you. 🍸💛
Ms J
January 16, 2021
I have been dealing with the company regarding a claim for inheritance, I find the company and especially Nigel very professional. Very helpful and very responsive to any questions.
Mr L (Disputed Will Matter)
October 1, 2020
Your service is great thank you very much for all your help you’re doing for us
Ms N (Inheritance Dispute)
September 30, 2020

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