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Feeling overwhelmed after the death of a loved one?

Losing a loved one is never easy. You’re dealing with grief and, on top of it all, a stack of paperwork and tasks have landed on your shoulders. You want to make sure that the estate is wound up quickly and properly, but you might not know where to start.

We make it easy for you by offering practical guidance at every step of the way. From applying for a Grant to making final distributions, we can help with as much or as little of the administration as you like.

With our help, you can finalise the estate efficiently and with little stress. 

Perth Probate Centre is a service of lawyers Birman & Ride. Our mission is to serve the community by making quality legal services accessible.

As our client, you will benefit from the many solutions we provide for everyday needs and challenges in your personal and business life. You will enjoy our flexible, fixed price and innovative service delivery options, including our on-the-spot services. 

Michael Hodgkins

Director

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.

Legal Practitioner Director
Michael has been practising law in Western Australia since 1997 and is an experienced lawyer in property law, family law and succession law. Michael has a strong base of knowledge and experience from assisting hundreds of clients in these……
Legal Practitioner Director
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 Practitioner Director
Lucy is a talented lawyer, business administrator and manager who leads the development of the firm’s consumer legal services, bringing together people, technology and processes to design and deliver innovative legal services. Lucy supervises the firm’s Wills, probate, estate……
Lawyer
Clare assists our clients to prepare Wills, applications for Probate and Letters of Administration and administer deceased estates. Clare completed her Bachelor of Laws in 2011 and was admitted as a lawyer in 2014, following which she worked as……
Legal Executive
Grace works with clients to resolve matters involving debt collection and estate administration. 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……
Lawyer
Jess is an experienced lawyer working in the Wills and Probate department. She is passionate about helping clients who are going through the probate process and assisting in the administration of estates. Jess works for B&R remotely from the……

Testimonials

What our clients say

Michael – thank you again for your guidance and support over the last 6 months. It’s sure been an interesting journey and I’ve learned a lot.
Ms B
April 29, 2022
Hi Michael, thank you for your help in getting the probate application lodged. As with the Wills, you made the process much easier than I had expected it to be.
Ms D
March 27, 2022
Hello Michael and thank you for all of your assistance. It has been much appreciated. Were you closer I would buy a beer or a wine to celebrate a job well done.
Mr B
February 23, 2022
I have found the Perth Probate Centre to be excellent in communication, efficiency and effectiveness. Sriram seemed to grasp my story very quickly and was non-judgemental. He was very helpful and knowledgeable in answering any questions. I can readily recommend their services.
Ms B
February 4, 2022
Highly recommend this firm. After spending 9 months battling with very slow moving and expensive solicitors in NSW, I found out I needed to get a reseal in WA before the estate was finalised. I had no contacts and wanted to deal direct to avoid any more delays via my NSW solicitors. I found Perth Probate centre online with very reasonable prices, so decided to give it a go. Documents were finalised and lodged within days and the reseal came through without a hitch. I found Sriram great to deal with, friendly, efficient and thorough. Thanks so much for making this process so much easier and putting an end to a terrible year of struggle.
Linda Weiss
November 25, 2021
The Perth Probate Centre particularly Carolina has been very efficient and helpful in completing both my late Mother in law’s Probate and land title Transmission application. I also like the idea of the fixed fee, you know what you are getting and appreciated the tips put out by your firm about the role of the executor etc. Thank you again would recommend your firm to any body who has to deal with these matters in the future.
Lionel Colvin
November 20, 2021

Our plain-English guide How to manage a deceased estate has practical advice to help you to take charge and finalise the estate.