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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. In the legal sphere, Lucy supervises the……
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……
Lawyer
Carolina joined Birman & Ride in the firm’s Wills and Probate team in December 2020. She is passionate about helping clients prepare and plan for the welfare of their dependants when they are no longer around. As the parent……
Lawyer
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……

Testimonials

What our clients say

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
Very easy to follow the application instructions and the staff clear in explaining what happens. The grant was ready earlier than expected. What I thought was going to be a nightmare was simple, quick and easy. Thank you all so much. Have a very Merry Christmas.
Mr R
November 12, 2021
The team at Perth Probate Centre have provided prompt, efficient and client focused service from our first contact to the resolution of our matters. We will use other related services as we continue to manage our Estate matters. Best of all is that the team has taken all the hassle out of managing a couple of tricky issues and made it very easy for someone not well versed in the relevant legal matters.
Mr P
October 31, 2021
Thank you for your valuable assistance Michael.  Glad to have you on board
Mr B
October 30, 2021
Everyone was saying going to probate is horrible but it was quick and easy and Carolina was lovely and very clear in explaining things. About 40 minutes and it’s done. Thank you.
Mr R
October 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.