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Wills and Probate Lawyer (Team leader)

We seek an entrepreneurial lawyer willing to take charge of our Wills and Probate department. 

  • 2+ years post-admission experience

  • Full-time: $70k – $100kpa, plus super, based on experience

  • Innovative NewLaw firm specialising in all aspects of succession law


Birman & Ride is a modern Australian law firm built on NewLaw ideals. We’re a tight-knit, multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, legal executives, accountants and software developers.

Our brands deliver practical, customer-focussed solutions for everyday needs and problems faced by people and businesses. We offer most of our services at fixed prices. We use sophisticated technology and innovative service delivery to overcome traditional barriers to access.

We don’t do everything; instead we target markets where we can make a difference and deliver services we enjoy (which makes it easier to do it well).

Perth Wills Centre and Perth Probate Centre are our Wills and Probate brands.

Wills, probate and related services have always been core business of our firm. We have a strong base of knowledge and experience from assisting thousands of clients in these fields. We have a high volume of client files and well-established processes using our legal practice management system ContactsLaw

Who we’re looking for

We seek an entrepreneurial lawyer willing to take charge of our Wills and Probate department.  Key responsibilities include:

  • leading the firm’s professional services by undertaking work in complex matters and effectively supervising lawyers and law clerks in less complex matters;
  • management of the Wills and Probate team including workloads, systems administration, training, professional development and process improvement;
  • business development and cross-selling the firm’s services.

This position is a significant opportunity to grow the firm’s business and for leadership and management.

Selection criteria

The successful applicant will:

  1. be an imaginative and entrepreneurial lawyer with at least 2 years post-admission experience. Experience in Wills, estate planning, probate or deceased estates is highly regarded, but not essential;
  2. have a commitment to a career as a lawyer in the private sector;
  3. have experience in a management or team leadership role;
  4. be keen to embrace technology to enhance the delivery of legal services; and
  5. share values with our modern law firm.

What we offer

You will report to partner Michael Hodgkins, a succession lawyer with more than 15 years’ experience.

We will negotiate an attractive remuneration package.

The position is open to full-time and part-time (0.6 or more) applicants.  We are open to flexible working arrangements in appropriate circumstances.

You will be employed on a permanent basis subject to a probation period.

The many good aspects of joining our team include:

  • a collegiate team environment in which a sense of humour is essential and every member is encouraged to grow professionally and personally and reach their full potential;
  • an innovative law firm committed to the modernisation of the legal profession and making a difference in the community;
  • establishing positive and long-lasting relationships with clients and others in the industry.

More information

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our online application form

Applications close on 3 May 2019.

We may contact suitable applicants to arrange a brief telephone interview.

First round interviews: Wednesday 8 May 2019.

Second round interviews (if needed): Friday 10 May 2019.

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