Inheritance disputes

Family fights can be emotionally draining and difficult. We're here to guide you.

The death of a relative is a difficult time for any family and even more so when a dispute looms over the estate. We can provide you with clear information, advice and representation to help you to navigate this challenging period. 

Estate disputes are as varied as the lives of the people involved. It is critical to obtain effective legal advice on your specific circumstances. We understand the toll that these sorts of disputes take on families. We will give you practical and objective advice and help you resolve disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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We’ve helped hundreds of people administer estates, both large and small.

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 leads our non-contentious Wills and estates team to provide easy to understand succession and estate administration advice. As well as practising law, she brings together people, technology and processes to design and deliver our innovative legal services. Lucy……


What our clients say

Exceptional from the start, Michael’s excellence and professionalism are top tier – I wholeheartedly recommend him and Birman & Ride. Michael’s intellect, diligence, kindness, patience and fortitude are all just incredible – I am so grateful for him and his work. He made my time of devastating grief much more manageable to bear and always made me feel at ease. I felt so happy with him right away and have been consistently happy with everything. You have my utmost gratitude and sincerest appreciation – thank you, Michael.
Ms B, Estate administration
October 25, 2023
Michael Hodgkins of Birman and Ride provided exemplary professional advice. His expertise in this specialised area of practice was outstanding. Highly recommended.
September 26, 2023
Patient and helpful with challenging issues during a distressful time. Regular updates with the processes involved.
September 23, 2023
Dear Lucy Dickens, I sincerely thank you for your dedication and commitment to the letters of administration your work is truly commendable and I appreciate your contribution. once again, I would like to thank you for your hard work and dedication.
Mr D - complex overseas estate administration matter
September 27, 2023
Prompt and professional service from Randika which was much appreciated
Mr C, application for probate
June 19, 2023
We cannot recommend Birman & Ride highly enough. Nigel and his team helped us administer our mother’s estate with compassion, good humour and above all, professionalism. His advice was spot-on and he made what seemed a difficult job for us, a lot less stressful. Thank you very much.
Chris and Daphne
June 17, 2023

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