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.

our services

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.
01.
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.

02.
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.

03.
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,……
Legal Executive
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……
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Sriram Srikrishnan (Sri) is a lawyer at Birman & Ride and works in the Wills and Estates and Litigation teams. Sri assists people to prepare Wills, applications for Probate and administer deceased estates. He also enjoys being creative with……

FAQs

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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Testimonials

What our clients say

Hi Nigel, What a fantastic outcome. We weren’t expecting that – such an amazing turn-around! We are so grateful you took on our case and for the steps you put in place along the way. We really are on a high and can’t wipe the smile off our faces, a huge weight has been lifted off our shoulders. Please also extend our heartfelt thanks to Angus Edwards and the Birman & Ride family for helping us through a challenging time and getting our life back on track.
Mr and Mrs P
March 17, 2021
Dear Nigel, I just want to tell you how grateful I am to have had you in my corner, and to say I can’t thank you enough.
Ms B
March 17, 2021
I found your phone number on a website as I was searching for someone in W.A to talk with us. My mother and I spoke with Nigel over the phone. While we were disappointed in the outcome (though not surprised), we found that Nigel asked clarifying and probing questions to make sure he had a very good understanding of our situation. He explained things to us very clearly and precisely and gave us the opportunity to also to question, clarify and understand. Mum commented that she found Nigel easy to listen too and that she had a good understanding of his explanations. We were really very satisfied with the service that was given.
Rosemary Doherty
February 16, 2021
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 and will inform others should they ask for a recommendation.
Dr E
November 7, 2020
Thankyou so much for seeing me today Angus and Nigel . I found your service extremely caring , professional and sensitive . I especially appreciated your detailed family tree of origin …… being a nurse for over 40 years and to know what you are dealing with a detailed history is so important .  Thankyou once again for such a positive experience .
Ms T (Inheritance Dispute)
October 21, 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 we as individuals get to deal with the probate process and have to handle the often varying differences and demands of beneficiaries. It is for this reason we chose Birman & Ride and I thank you especially for your advice, experience, and patience in dealing with the other beneficiaries. Again, thank you for your services.
Ms K
October 12, 2020

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