Meet the team

Partner

Michael Hodgkins

LLB, BCom, AMusA

Partner

(08) 9220 4455
mh@birmanride.com.au
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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 fields.

For over 15 years, Michael was a general legal practitioner, representing clients both in and out of Court in a wide range of matters. He continues to draw on this experience.

From 2011, Michael led the firm’s remodelling of its services around NewLaw ideals. The firm’s brands Flat Rate Settlements, Perth Probate Centre, Perth Wills Centre, Resolution Family Law and Get Paid Debt Collection have transformed and disrupted the legal services markets in Western Australia. Each brand offers a practical suite of fixed-price solutions for everyday needs and problems faced by people and businesses.

Michael has been a partner of Birman & Ride since July 2009. Birman & Ride is a modern Australian law firm with a tight-knit, multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, legal executives, accountants and software developers. Under Michael’s leadership, the firm has moved away from its generalist roots; choosing instead to target specific markets where it can make a difference and deliver services its team enjoys providing, which makes it easier to do it well.

The firm uses sophisticated legal management software ContactsLaw and innovative service delivery to overcome traditional barriers to accessing the legal system. Michael is a director of legal technology company ContactsLaw Practice Management Software and plays a key role in the design and development of the software.

Michael graduated from Murdoch University in 1996 with degrees in Law and Commerce and joined the firm as an articled clerk the same year. He was admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 1997. He is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia.

Outside the office, Michael contributes to many community groups. He is the chairperson of the board of a local Independent Public School. He is a trustee of the charitable fund of Fremantle Chamber Orchestra Pty Ltd and the orchestra's principal clarinet. He is the web editor and clarinettist with the Fremantle Symphony Orchestra. Michael is an age-group co-ordinator at Subiaco AFC Soccer Club.


Practises:
Family law, probate and deceased estate administration, property and commercial law, real estate settlements, wills and estate planning

MEET THE TEAM

Partner
Jeremy Birman
Partner

(08) 9220 4480
jb@birmanride.com.au

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Partner
Michael Hodgkins
Partner

(08) 9220 4455
mh@birmanride.com.au

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Senior Associate
Lucy Dickens
Senior Associate

(08) 9220 4401
ld@birmanride.com.au

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Senior Associate
Nigel Siegwart
Senior Associate

(08) 9220 4402
ns@birmanride.com.au

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Lawyer
James Flexman
Lawyer

(08) 9220 4419
jf@birmanride.com.au

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Lawyer
Melissa Pitout
Lawyer

(08) 9220 4407
mxp@birmanride.com.au

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Legal Executive
Laura Gaunt
Legal Executive

(08) 9220 4414
lg@birmanride.com.au

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Legal Executive
Thomas White
Legal Executive

(08) 9220 4418
tw@birmanride.com.au

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Legal Executive
Sara Thornton
Legal Executive

(08) 9220 4415
st@birmanride.com.au

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Legal Executive
Angus Edwards
Legal Executive

(08) 9220 4417
ae@birmanride.com.au

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Legal Executive
Charlotte Solomon
Legal Executive

(08) 9220 4416
cxs@birmanride.com.au

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Accounts Executive
Shan-Nam Lau
Accounts Executive

(08) 9220 4406
sl@birmanride.com.au

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Software development manager
Bradley Smith
Software development manager

bs@contactslaw.com.au
(08) 9220 4425

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Marketing consultant
Hazel Hodgkins
Marketing consultant

08 9220 4410
hh@birmanride.com.au

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