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Wills and Probate Lawyer

We seek an entrepreneurial junior lawyer to join our busy Wills and Probate team and work with us to further develop and expand our services.

  • Full-time: $50k – $70k pa, 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 junior lawyer to join our busy Wills and Probate team and work with us to further develop and expand our services. Key responsibilities include:

  • managing all aspects of straightforward matters in Wills, Probate and related services. You will manage client files and relationships from the outset. You will work under the supervision of the team leader, however we would expect you to work fairly autonomously (in the team environment) within the short to medium term;
  • undertaking more complex work under the supervision of the team leader;
  • contributing to business development; and
  • cross-selling the firm’s services.

This position is a significant opportunity to develop your professional skills; and also offers potential for leadership and management. For operational reasons, we may require you to undertake work in other areas from time to time.

Selection criteria

The successful applicant will:

  1. be an imaginative and entrepreneurial lawyer or law graduate;
  2. have a commitment to a career as a lawyer in the private sector;
  3. be a practical and independent thinker;
  4. be keen to embrace technology to enhance the delivery of legal services;
  5. share values with our modern law firm.

Applications from law graduates (not yet admitted) are welcome.

What we offer

You will be employed under the direct supervision of an experienced succession lawyer. 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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