Perth Probate Centre


Read what our clients have to say about our level of expertise, service and professionalism.

Read what 198 of our clients think of our services!

Easy to follow

I was confused with how to proceed with the Grant of Probate on the passing of my mother so I contacted The Perth Probate Centre where I was able to meet with Jessica Smith. The process was explained in a most professional manner. Jessica guided us through the process in easy to follow steps, making the whole experience a relief during our time of grieving. I would have no hesitation in recommending your firm to my friends and family.

Ms F
11 November 2020

Open and friendly

I found Jessica Smith open and friendly and took my sister and I through the procedure of probate and finalising mum’s will.
This was my first time in this situation and the professional way in which things were handled has made these difficult days more tolerable. I look forward to an ongoing relationship with Jessica as my sister and I navigate our way through the legalities and completion of probate. Thanks Jessica for your help and assistance.

Ms R
11 November 2020

Love your newsletter

I love your newsletter and pearls of wisdom, Mr Hodgkins. You will and deserve to do well. Totally committed, and you don’t find that in many organisations these days.

Ms O
7 November 2020

Extremely impressed

Thank you for your words of wisdom and encouraging emails, Mr Hodgkins. I really do appreciate it. I have been extremely impressed with your employee Mr Siegwart for his caring and professional manner.

Ms O
31 October 2020

So professional

Michael – thank you so very much for all your help. Going through the emails, they’re so professional, methodical, & systematic. Thank you again.

Mr W
13 October 2020

Made a daunting task seem easy.

I would like to thank Jennifer Nguyen and the team. For making the process of getting probate for my late father, you made a very daunting task seem easy. From my first contact through to the putting in the application you were fantastic. Thank you.

Mr I
1 October 2020

Very Professional and friendly service.

Very Professional and friendly service. I applied for a grant of probate and was attended to by Jessica. We sat in the boardroom and went through my prepared details on the big screen. Jessica then prepared the affidavit and after the signing formalities that was that. I highly recommend Perth Probate Centre.

Mr H
27 September 2020

Application for Probate made easy

I found my meeting with Jennifer was very informative and carried out in a professional manner.

The application for Probate was made easy for me as Jennifer found the answers that I was not fully aware of during our meeting.

Mr L
27 September 2020

So simple and easy!

Thank you Jessica. Was so simple and easy to get probate done and in one session, perfect!

Ms S
12 August 2020

Many thanks Jennifer

Many thanks Jennifer for your excellent service in completing the probate for will of Frederick Banyard, I have recommended the Perth Probate Centre to [my friend] who has made an appointment.

Mr D
20 July 2020

Thank you

I very much appreciate all of your hard work, time, and everything you have done for [my family].

Mr B
13 July 2020

It’s been a pleasure

Hi Nigel, thank you so much for all your work. It’s been a pleasure dealing with you and Birman & Ride. It has made the process a lot easier, and my family and I are forever grateful. I wish you and your associates all the very best in your future.

Ms P
3 July 2020

Approachable and knowledgeable

Hi Michael, thank you for your email and the checklist and information for guiding the process. I wish to thank you for taking the time in providing the relevant information this morning. Throughout the conversation, you were approachable and knowledgeable about the issue.

Ms G
2 July 2020

Very professional

The whole process in getting the Letter of Administration was smooth, easy to understand and all my questions were answered. The service I received from Jessica Smith was excellent! Very professional and I was always kept up to date on the whole process. I highly recommend Perth Probate Centre to anyone who may need help in dealing with a deceased estate.

2 July 2020

Very impressed

We are very impressed with the caring & very professional manner Jennifer Nguyen has shown us in filing my fathers probate.
This has been a very positive experience in comparison to the dealings we had with my mothers probate and Wills with lawyers in other law firms.

Ms S
1 July 2020

Very impressed with professionalism

Very impressed with professionalism of both Michael and Jennifer in the handling of Mum’s probate. Would have no hesitation in using Birman & Ryde in the future or recommending their services to anyone. Have been very helpful through a difficult period.

Ms R
19 June 2020

So impressed with professionalism and efficiency

When my partner passed away suddenly without leaving a Will I approached Birman & Ride for advice. From the initial contact with Jessica Smith I was guided through the steps required to apply for Letters of Administration.

Given this was taking place during COVID-19 and living in country Western Australia I was so impressed with the professionalism and efficient manner in which the process was carried out. Both Jessica and I were delighted when Letters of Administration was granted well in advance of the anticipated time frame.

19 June 2020

Professional, friendly and thorough

I was very happy with the service provided by Jessica Smith at the Perth Probate Centre in guiding me through all the steps necessary for a Grant of Probate for my late husband. Ms Smith was very professional, friendly and thorough, and nothing was too much trouble.

Ms W
8 June 2020

Let the Probate Centre take care of it all

My wife passed away last year in August. I was very slow in getting her administrative affairs in order. It all seemed complex and too difficult. The Perth Probate Centre were extremely helpful over the phone and streamlined the entire process into 1 single meeting. I had my probate within 4 weeks of that initial meeting.

They kept in contact and fully explained all the charges and associated costs. When your loved one passes the last thing you want to be dealing with is paperwork. Let the Probate Centre take care of it all.

Mr E
26 May 2020

Very enlightening

Nigel – thank you so much for meeting with me and for the documents you sent me. It was very enlightening. I will go through the documents in detail and contact you if I need further assistance.

Ms D
18 May 2020

Prompt, Friendly, and Professional Service

Needing to have probate matters attended to, I contacted The Probate Centre and am completely satisfied with the prompt and friendly professional service supplied. This type of negotiation is not something ‘the man in the street’ deals with often in a lifetime and I recommend The Probate Centre to any who need professional advice. Thank you, you made my task of winding up my partner’s estate so much easier!!

Ms S
18 May 2020

Reliable, knowledgeable, and professional

I have used the Perth Probate Centre on a couple of occasions and have found them to be reliable, knowledgeable and professional in all aspects of work they undertake. Their staff are courteous and thorough in providing up to date information and advice. Highly recommend.

Mr S
6 May 2020

Thank you!

OMG WE DID IT! Thank you Michael so much!

Ms A
5 May 2020

Jessica handle the Probate for

Jessica handle the Probate for my mother in law in a most professional and efficient manner. She guided us through the process in easy to follow steps. I would have no hesitation in recommending your firm to my friends.

Ms M
5 May 2020

Highly recommended

I would highly recommend Birman & Ride, as they they have helped me through a stressful time,& after talking to them they have put me at ease, I have full confidence in their work. The staff are friendly & helpful. Thank you so much Birman & Ride.

Ms F
5 May 2020

Very smooth

Since our first meeting with Jessica things have moved along very smoothly. Jessica explained how the system worked in very easy to follow language which was great. I am very pleased that it was decided to engage legal assistance in filing my mother in-law’s will.

Mr M
22 April 2020

Wonderful to deal with.

Wonderful to deal with. Easy instructions and dealt with promptly with friendly and sensitive conversation.

Mr B
8 April 2020

Extremely satisfied

Extremely satisfied with the low cost Grant of Probate application service. On two separate occasions I was made to feel at ease and guided through the application process by highly proficient lawyers. The emailed checklist of documents/information I needed to bring to the appointment was valuable in preventing delays. My grant applications were completed within an hour and submitted to the court on my behalf.
I have recommended Birman & Ride to family and work colleagues.

Ms M
8 April 2020

Service is good, straightforward and prompt

Service is good, straightforward and prompt.

Mr I
28 February 2020

Very impressed

I was very impressed with your friendly and informative service, I would not hesitate to recommend you to everyone I know, everything I needed to know and any questions were answered in simple English so it was easy to understand. Thank you for everything.

Ms P
7 February 2020

Simple, easy process

Jessica Smith was such a help during the administration of my mother’s will. She made the process simple and easy to understand. I would recommend using Perth probate centre for your ease of mind.

Ms B
29 January 2020

Exceptional service

The service we received was exceptional, Jennifer was efficient, professional and personable.

Ms S
28 January 2020

Professional service

The level of professional service and advise provided by Jennifer Nguyen was exceptional and very much appreciated. For us you made the application for Probate easy to complete through your service. Thank you Jennifer.

Mr L
18 January 2020

Very happy

You recently assisted me with obtaining probate for my mother’s estate. I was very happy with your support. Thank you.

Ms W
17 January 2020

Extremely happy with their services

Extremely happy with their services – very professional, kept us up to date every step of the way, and itemized every payment we made and what it was for. Would recommend them to anyone, money well spent.

Ms F
6 January 2020

Exceptional Service

I acknowledge the exceptional level of professional, transparent service provided by the team from Perth Probate Centre. The initial phone conversation I had clarified the steps and why one had to complete a Probate application. I also received an estimate quote for what the service would cost. Their information book I received and details provided by them assisted greatly, not to forget the weekly information that re-enforced the booklet.

With regards to preparing the probate application, to provide an efficient interview, they gave me an information sheet to complete ready for the interview and completion of the application. Meeting the team members we were dealing with was a pleasure – they were very courteous ,and very professional.

With the preparation work they had completed, the inclusion of information I provided and our discussion, the consultation equated to approx 40 minutes, followed by an approx 15 minute wait for the application to be typed and signed by us. An account was prepared and paid at that time.

The application has now been lodged. I can’t speak highly enough of the team, their professionalism, attention to detail and transparent manner of carrying out their profession.

Mr L
30 December 2019

Efficient and accommodating

Jessica and the staff we dealt with were efficient and accommodating as my visit to Perth was short. Jessica was very helpful in follow up by contacting members of the family in Perth and keeping me informed.

Mr S
24 December 2019

Sincerely appreciate your work

Michael… Thank you for all the legal work you have been processing for me over these past few months. I sincerely appreciate the dedication and professionalism you and your associates have shown me. Thank you, it’s much appreciated.

Ms P
21 November 2019

Very impressed

Jennifer is a wonderful asset to your firm. She was very professional, helpful and a pleasure to meet. I am very impressed with the service I received from her and Birman and Ride. Also very impressed that I received Grant of Probate so quickly and registered mail delivered the next day. Well done, Jennifer, B&R and Australia Post.

Ms T
20 November 2019

Thank you

Thank you for your prompt assistance

Ms E
20 November 2019

Very very pleased

I found using the Perth Probate Centre to do probate was the best decision I made. Was very pleased with the service provided by Jessica. Thank you.

Ms C
4 November 2019

Very professional and friendly

Our meeting with Jennifer Nguyen was very professional (and friendly) whilst collating documentation for our requirements.

Mr C
1 November 2019

Very professional, second to none

I personally and my Brother Gerard would like to thank Jessica Smith who carried out our meeting in regards to our mothers will and testament. Jessica handled the situation in a very professional and legal manner that was absolutely second to none in our eyes.

I have also discussed the quality of service with another one of my work colleagues and have strongly recommended that he also use your business for a very similar situation to ours. Also I will be doing the same thing to anyone else that we know going through this situation as well.

Mr C
31 October 2019

Efficient and empathetic

Jessica was wonderfully efficient but also empathetic. She patiently listened to my stories about my wonderful husband and allayed some of my fears by explaining a few things. I really appreciated it at such a difficult and confusing time. Thank you.

Ms H
28 October 2019

Excellent service

Lawyers Michael Hodgkins and Jennifer Nguyen have provided my sister and I with an excellent service for provision of the Grant of Probate for a deceased estate.

Mr Q
14 October 2019

Friendly and competent

Friendly and competent. I felt that my business was important to them.

Mr W
14 October 2019

Very Happy

I have been happy with the service provided by your company. I have also dealt with your Will Service which very efficient.

Ms A
7 October 2019

Friendly and no fuss process

Friendly and no fuss process. Jess was very helpful and informative.

Mr K
16 September 2019

Kept me well informed

As I live in Qld and my Aunt lived in Perth, contact has been via email & telephone only. I have been dealing with Nigel Siegwart & Jennifer Nguyen. They have both been easy to communicate with in helping me understand the process to date. They have kept me well informed and promptly answered any questions I may have had.

Ms P
16 September 2019

Pleasant, helpful and professional

I found Jess to be very pleasant, helpful and professional. She explained every step of my application for Letters of Administration and took the stress out of the process. I would recommend Perth Probate Centre.

Ms W
16 September 2019

Extremely Compassionate and Professional

I have used your services in relation to applying for letters of administration twice in the last 2 years. Both times were in relation to the death of a child. In both cases you have been extremely compassionate and professional in what was obviously an emotional time for myself and my family.

In particular, I would like to thank Jennifer for her kind and thoughtful manner. She is truly an asset to your firm.

Thank you.

Mr M
31 July 2019

Thoroughly professional experience

My dealings with your company’s representative Jessica Smith was a painless and thoroughly professional experience. If I need any legal services in the future your establishment will be my first port of call.

Mr B
16 July 2019

Prompt and professional service

Thank you for a prompt and professional service. I have no hesitation in recommending your company.

Mr M
16 July 2019

Thank you

Thanks again, Nigel, for your (and your team’s) services.

Mr R
3 July 2019

Good service

Pleasant efficient service.

Mr B
3 July 2019

Professional and to the point

I thought the lawyer’s presentation and delivery was both professional and to the point. Displaying the word processing on a large screen reassured me that the relevant details were entered in accurately. I found the company on the Internet and very much liked the package deal in your rates, rather than a fee per hour.

Mr M
3 July 2019

This firm is awesome!

This firm is awesome! They delivered on exactly what they promised in a very short period of time. No hidden fees – straightforward advice and quality service. A big thank-you, especially to Michael.

Ms G
20 June 2019

Many Thanks

Dear Charlotte, Lucy, and the staff of Birman & Ride involved with handling and disbursing mum’s estate – your efforts have been and are very much appreciated. We also appreciate your patience dealing with 3 executors. Once again, many thanks.

Ms H
20 June 2019

Great job, no complaints

Great job, no complaints – it was easy to liaise with Nigel and all round a good service. Thank you.

Ms R
12 June 2019

Minimum of fuss, kept costs low

A big thank you to Nigel Siegwart and the team for the very transparent and efficient service that we have received in handling a very complex case. Your advice resulted in a very speedy resolution with a minimum of fuss and your advice kept the costs to a minimum for all parties involved. Will certainly be recommending the firm as we felt you have dealt with the matter in a professional and transparent manner.

Mr and Ms N
12 June 2019

Very Satisfied

I was very satisfied with Sara’s services, and will recommend business to your firm wherever the opportunity arises.

Mr A
7 June 2019

Everything made easy

Very helpful and made everything easy for us.

Ms M
7 June 2019

Simple, streamlined and professional

Thank you very much to Sara and the team, the process was simple, streamlined and professional.
I would recommend your services.

Ms W
7 June 2019

Clearly explained

Sara explained all facts of the application for probate to my satisfaction and was very cooperative in arranging certification of documents.

7 June 2019

Professional service made it easy

Thanks for your professional service – it made the probate application easy.

Mr W
7 June 2019

Efficient and professional

Efficient and professional. Michael and Sara communicated in plain English and explained everything and answered our questions. Would recommend to anyone to make an appointment when Probate is required to manage an Estate.

Ms J
1 May 2019

Dear Michael,

Thank you so much for all your help in attaining probate. Finally we have the wheels turning with the bank and the aged home. Hopefully, some time next month we shall be able to execute the will, after we receive the assessment from the ATO. Have a good Easter break.

Mr and Ms D
26 April 2019

Easy and trouble-free

Thank you for making this process easy and trouble-free. I appreciate your help.

Ms T
20 March 2019

Truly appreciative and grateful

Thank you so much for your help and assistance in the process of getting the grant of probate for [deceased]. [We] are truly appreciative and grateful.

Mr and Ms D
8 March 2019

Can’t recommend more highly

Michael, I really appreciate all your help through this hard process. I couldn’t recommend you more highly.

Mr S
6 March 2019

Professional and clear

My dealings with Charlotte were very professional and clear.
My first time having to arrange probate and l was out of my depth.
Charlotte explained the process and completed all the paperwork in one meeting.
l have no hesitation in recommending Charlotte and Perth Probate Centre.

Thank You.

Mr G
13 February 2019

Very pleasant and helpful

Charlotte Solomon was so helpful with my probate and all that I had to deal with my brothers estate in WA, especially as I live in NSW. The staff were very pleasant and helpful when I called and got back to me straight away with my question. I would recommend them to anyone that had to deal with deceased estates etc. Thanks again to all.

Ms B
11 February 2019

First Class

The service I received at a difficult personal time was very efficient and first class. Thank you so much. I will certainly recommend your services to others.

Ms H
1 February 2019

Thanks so much!

Thanks so for helping me deal with the will and probate. Was almost having a melt-down over this, but you dealt with this calmly and efficiently – made me feel so much better.

Ms S
1 February 2019

Helpful and compassionate

I found them very helpful and compassionate; and efficient and professional.

Ms Lazarou
4 January 2019

Charlotte was most helpful and professional

Charlotte Solomon was most helpful and professional in the way she approached our probate meeting. She answered all our questions in a way we could understand. We thank her very much.

Ms S
6 December 2018

Professional advice and work

Dear Lucy,

[Client] and I sincerely thank you for your professional advice and work in preparing Mum’s Probate application documents. We appreciate your patience and  persistence to ensure we received the grant. Your communication was also outstanding. [Client] and I were very thankful to receive the regular emails providing updates.

Thank you for your offer of support with the transfer of real estate. If we need additional assistance we will not hesitate to contact you.

Ms Hyde
21 November 2018

Extremely happy with your assistance

Extremely happy with your assistance and courtesy

We could not have proceeded with our application without your help

Especially seeing us at such short notice

Mr Woodhouse
14 November 2018

Appreciate all of your help

Hi James,

Thank you for sending [the letters] through and helping us get the grant.

We appreciate all of your help throughout this process.

Ms Kuzmanovic
2 November 2018


We saw James last Monday and your staff handled everything in a professional manner. The probate application has been lodged.

Mr Maurice
29 October 2018

Whole procedure was painless

Appreciated all the help from Tara and James. Not being familiar with legal procedures, I didn’t know what to expect. But the whole procedure was painless.
I can feel confident in using the firm again for a couple of other legal matters – an Application by Survivor and a personal will.
I would recommend your services to others.

Mr Spencer
15 October 2018

Very helpful and efficient

Mr Gardner
8 October 2018

Very professional, efficient and very fast

I was very lucky to find Ms Lucy Dickens for a number of a lawyer’s help I needed. She has got me through in a non-straightforward case obtaining the Grant of Probate from the Supreme Court and sorting out the estate, myself being the executor, throughout Australia.

Ms Dickens is a young dynamic lady, very friendly, with profound experience, very professional, efficient and very fast. She made it really easy for me, living in Switzerland.

At the same time sad for our professional relationship coming to an end, also happy having it all done successfully.

Excellent job! I certainly recommend Ms Dickens for legal advice and help.

Mr Piderman
1 October 2018

Thankyou Michael, Krysten & Tara

Thankyou Michael, Krysten & Tara for assisting my family with the legalitys of my mum’s estate at a very difficult time. The information that I was so easily able to obtain from Michael on the internet made the Probate process very easy & I look forward to asking for your assistance once again with future property matters. As an Executor representing my family & carrying out my mum’s wishes I have very much appreciated all the emails that has been sent guiding me through the procedures […]

Ms Wilkie
21 September 2018

Extremely efficient and courteous

Extremely efficient and courteous. I was seen on time and each step of the process was explained clearly and concisely.

Ms Manuel
21 September 2018

“Making things as easy as possible for people going through grief”

[…] stumbled upon ‘Perth Probate Centre’, on your website you had a lot of information and straight up fees, which I liked. Upon my first call to Perth Probate Centre, I spoke to Krysten, who told me everything I needed to know and provide, there and then. I can’t tell you how much of a relief it gave me (I was literally in tears after the phone call). […]. Emails and phone calls were responded to in a very timely manner. […] All in all, as much as can be, your firm and especially Krysten has made this process as seamless as possible. […] thank you so very, very much.
Thanking you
[Mrs] Rawlins and Family

Mrs Rawlins
4 September 2018

Very well priced and friendly

I found the probate centre very friendly and James and Tara explained it all to me I will definitely recommend the probate centre to friend and they were very affordable thank you very much

Ms O’Brien
24 August 2018

pleasure dealing with you [Tara]

Thank you very much for [your] assistance  and
it was [a] pleasure dealing with you

Ms Cavlovic
14 August 2018

Staff are friendly, professional and efficient

My experience thus far has been positive. Staff are friendly, professional and efficient. It gives me great confidence that the outcome will be more than satisfactory.

Mr S Wood
8 August 2018

cleared muddy waters

We found the advice given by Matthew Gunn of the Probate Centre clear and helpful. Cleared muddy waters

Mr F
27 July 2018

I was glad to have your assistance

Thank you for emailing all necessary information concerning Probate. At a distressing time in life it is heartening to know that the Probate Centre handles all the “paperwork”. When confronted with all the legal issues I was glad to have your assistance. Thank you.

Ms Cameron
6 July 2018

Krysten was very helpful, efficient and knowledgeable

Krysten was very helpful, efficient and knowledgeable. Any question I asked she answered to my satisfaction and made me comfortable that she knew what she was doing. Everything is going smoothly. Very happy.


29 June 2018

no hesitation in recommending yourself or your firm

Again I would like to thank you [Matthew] for your work in this matter and would have no hesitation in recommending yourself or your firm to anyone in the future.

Mr D White
8 June 2018

friendly and helpful assistance

Easy to use web site, friendly and helpful assistance in finalizing my fathers estate.

Mr Herbert
16 May 2018

I will be forever grateful for your help at this very stressful time

Thank you for a very efficient and friendly service. I was very impressed by the way you made applying for probate a simple process.
I was even more impressed to receive probate exactly three weeks from the day I attended your office!
I have already recommended your service to others and I am sure I will use your company for any other legal matters I have to deal with.
I will be forever grateful for your help at this very stressful time.

Ms Sampson
10 May 2018

simple and efficient

The process of getting Letters of Administration was simple and efficient.

Ms Austin
10 May 2018

Thank you, thank you, thank you, very much!

Dear Ms Dickens

Thank you, thank you, thank you, very much!

Congratulations. This is your success!

I am now rather relieved …

Kind regards

a very happy [Mr] Piderman

Mr Piderman
26 April 2018

most helpful, informative & knowledgeable

Matthew made the whole experience pleasant. He was most helpful, informative & knowledgeable. Would certainly recommend your firm.

Mr Parker
26 April 2018

very efficient

I have found the services of [Matthew Gunn] and Ms. Dickens very efficient. I propose to rewrite my will in coming weeks and will use your services.

Mr Garratt
16 April 2018

a painless process

Thank you all your help and making it such a painless process.

Mr Williams
16 April 2018

very satisfied with the professionalism

Thank you.
I was very satisfied with the professionalism of service I received from Perth Probate Centre.
The entire process was efficient, beginning with your ‘robot receptionist’ and particularly with my meeting with Krysten Russo-Battagliolo from your team.
I am strongly considering using your Flat Rate settlement services following the sale of the property from the estate.
I will recommend your services to my friends and colleagues.
Gary Wayne

Mr Wayne
19 March 2018

professional but also sensitive and caring

At a very distressing time, Krysten made the process of gaining probate easy. She was very professional but also sensitive and caring. I would and will recommend Birman & Ride in the future.

Ms J Boots
12 March 2018

Very efficient and friendly service

Very efficient and friendly service.
Would definitely recommend your services in the future

Ms H Percival
12 March 2018

nothing short of excellent

We have been so pleased with the service offered and delivered by Birman and Ride – the service has been nothing short of excellent – we have dealt with both Matthew and Lucy who have both delivered prompt and professional service. There have been some delays caused by third parties and we have been kept informed every step of the way, we have never been left in the dark about anything – a copy of all correspondence has been sent to us and we at all times have been kept informed by Lucy as to the progression of our application – as I have already stated their service has been outstanding – nothing could have been done better. I have no hesitation in recommending them to anybody – in fact I have already done so.

Mr N Henwood
7 March 2018

efficiency, professionalism and support

Hi Krysten, sorry I missed you today. I wanted to thank you personally for you efficiency, professionalism and support processing the probate and property issues in relation to my father. Your help has been a great relief and has eased my burdens greatly. Thank you very much for your assistance. Warm regards

Ms Looby
23 February 2018

really appreciate what you have done

Thank you Matthew, I really appreciate what you have done to assist me in this difficult time, I will definitely be using your service to do my Will etc and will pass on your details to my family if they wish you to do theirs as well.

Many thanks

Ms Muldoon
23 February 2018

pleasant and understanding

Very helpful and understood all the information.
Also [Krysten] was very pleasant and understanding.

Ms Grossman
8 February 2018

very happy with the service

I’m very happy with the service I’ve received from Krysten and others at your firm.

Ms M Evensen
8 February 2018

answered in layman’s terms

I just had my mums probate lodged there was no hidden charges using the on the spot fixed fee service and the friendly staff made me immediately feel relaxed and confident, all my queries and concerns where answered in layman’s terms. I would not hesitate to recommend the team at Perth Probate Centre, thank you so much for making this sad and stressful processes so easy for me.

Ms Collier
2 February 2018

could not fault the service

I could not fault the service we received from Lucy Dickens she was very efficient and got things in motion very quickly. Lucy kept us informed during the applying for probate process and will have no hesitation in recommending Birman and Ride to anyone when the topic arises during conversations.

John Katauskas
2 February 2018

prompt and professional attention always

Dear Lucy,

Many thanks once again for your very prompt and professional attention always


Ms S
2 February 2018

Thank you for all the patience

Dear Lucy,

Thank you for all the patience, the way you kept us informed and the work you did.

If anyone needs a lawyer in Australia I will recommend Birman & Ride.

Ms V
12 January 2018

straightforward and all costs were explained upfront

The time taken to fill out forms and sign was very quick and efficient.
Everything was straight forward and all costs were explained upfront and no surprises.
Thank you for your help in getting Grant of Probate

Mr Marr
12 January 2018

no hesitation in recommending this firm

All matters relating to filing a recent Grant of Probate were conducted efficiently and professionally. I would have no hesitation in recommending this firm for future business.

Mr M Poupart
6 December 2017

a pleasure to deal with

Birman & Ride handled a probate process for us as well as drawing up our wills.
The service was immediate and reasonably priced in comparison to other legal firms we contacted.
Staff were a pleasure to deal with and provided options, outlining any potential implications for us to consider.

Ms Booth
3 December 2017

clear cut knowledgeable information

Great no rush service with clear cut knowledgeable information and the price was the best as I was quoted $2200 to $2600 for the same service.

Mr Connelly
29 November 2017

Great service great prices

Great service great prices would recommend to anybody in need of a lawyer if they were going through the same thing

Ms Khan
29 November 2017

very pleased to have chosen your company

Very happy with the service provided recently by Matthew Gunn.
He knew everything I needed to know, was personable, efficient & helpful with his advice.
He has made a fine impression on me & reflects well on your firm.
I am very pleased to have chosen your company to assist me.

Mr W Iwaniski
20 November 2017

very uncomplicated, almost enjoyable!

Matthew Gunn made the task of applying for probate very uncomplicated, almost enjoyable! Matthew was very respectful, decisive and knowledgeable on all probate matters and I was in and out of the office within an hour.
I appreciated the wall screen which allowed for easy reading and an easy view of what Matthew was typing.
I have given family and friends information regarding this quick, low cost service.

Ms J Macpherson
19 November 2017

you have helped at every turn

Lucy it has been a pleasure dealing with you also and you have helped at every turn. You will be my first port of call should I need legal assistance in the future. Thanks so much to you and all concerned.

Mr G
15 November 2017

Matthew’s … advice has been greatly appreciated

Matthew’s (Gunn) assistance and advice has been greatly appreciated.
This has been a very difficult time for us and I am grateful he has responded to my requests.

Craig McFeeters
13 November 2017

very happy with the fast results

Thank you for your assistance with organising Letters of Administration with the Will Annexed.

Your service was very professional, and very happy with the fast results.

Would definitely recommend your services.

Ms Lutey
26 October 2017

Efficient, understanding and friendly

Efficient, understanding and friendly. I wasn’t treated like a number. Would use and recommend firm, and Matthew without hesitation.

Mr Maricic
16 October 2017

Simple, prompt and at a fixed price

Probate on the Spot was what we were looking for and its what we got. Simple, prompt and at a fixed price. Very pleased with the process and people involved in delivering it.
Thanks very much.

16 October 2017

Very pleased with the service

Very pleased with the service getting probate sorted for us.

Matthew kept us informed and was extremely helpful.

When we attended your office we were well treated. Your staff were very professional. We have recommended you business to family and friends.

Mr McMillan
13 October 2017

professional, thoughtful and very helpful

I found Krysten Russo-Battagliolo was great, she was professional, thoughtful and very helpful.
Krysten made the whole process easy, she had all the information at hand and using the screen in front of us gave us comfort with what information was being used.
Regards Kirk

13 October 2017

Wonderful service

We would like to thank you so much for all of your help given to us at this very difficult time. Wonderful service.

Ms Forrester
26 September 2017

smooth transition

Thank you Matthew and the team at probate on the spot for helping me at what is such an emotional time and making a smooth transition.

Ms C Haturini
18 September 2017

Hi 5 mate!

Hi Matthew,

Hi 5 mate! Thanks for that. I guess everything is now complete!!?

As for the $11.30 – I was going to say you could by me a beer. But since I’m on the other side of the country that might be a bit difficult, so I’ll buy myself one! … thanks for your help, efficiency and professionalism!  Anything else, I’ll definitely be in touch.

Mr R
16 August 2017

a good experience and money well spent

Matthew Gunn provided me with very efficient support in the application for the Grant of Probate on behalf of my late father. A subsequent minor query from the Court was handled effectively and with little fuss, resulting in a speedily turnaround of the Grant. All-in-all a good experience and money well spent. Thank you Matthew.

Mr Janssen
16 August 2017

dealt with professionally and quickly

Am very pleased with the service I received , staff were very friendly and helpful and my visit was dealt with professionally and quickly.

Karen Murphy
2 August 2017

seamless and trouble free

Even though the task that Birman & Ride carried out for me was quite a small matter, Matthew made it all seamless and trouble free. He explained things very clearly and I was very pleased with the timely outcome.

Kim Cooper
2 August 2017

greatly impressed with the service

Very professional, very personable, and reasonably priced. I was greatly impressed with the service from both Lucy Dickens and Michael Hodgkins. I was kept informed throughout the entire process. I would thoroughly recommend Birman and Ride.

Mr Q
27 July 2017

fine service

Dear Lucy, Thank you for all of the work and the fine service.

Mr V
21 July 2017

Just want to thank the firm and you [Lucy] personally

Not sure how anyone could deal with a will without appointment of a team of lawyers, court hearings and the like. Just want to thank the firm and you [Lucy] personally for navigating me through the system and finalizing a lot of the settlement admin.

Mr Geddes
21 July 2017

Thanks for the good work

Hi Matthew, Excellent … Thanks for the good work.

Mr Young
13 July 2017

Warm welcome

Warm Welcome – Fast Service – Easy Access Reception – Great explanations – central location – email updates and when I get some more time will be visiting you to do my own will.

Ms V
22 June 2017

highly recommend Matthew

Excellent service. Highly recommend Matthew who made the process go so smoothly with obtaining letters of administration.
On behalf of the family a big thank you!

Mr M Di Scerni
19 June 2017

highly recommend to anyone

Service was very efficient and professional. Matthew was very helpful and made the process extremely easy to follow.
We have used Birman and Ride before and would highly recommend to anyone who needs a lawyer.

MR & Mrs Tuckfield
12 June 2017

professional service

Thank you to Matthew Gunn for his professional service. Keep up the good work!

Ms S Rakich
26 May 2017

friendly, understanding, helpful

Friendly consultation, understanding, helpful, I am very grateful for everything that has been done for me and the advice given to get the positive outcome needed.

Ms H
8 May 2017

Excellent help

Dear Lucy … I write to thank you for your excellent help with this matter. I will be more than happy to use your services should the need arise again. Many thanks once again and best wishes.

Ms P
30 March 2017

Most efficient

I found your services most efficient and and during a difficult time most understanding I would like to thank Matthew Gunn very much for your help.

16 March 2017

Friendly and helpful and very professional

I have never been to a lawyer before so I was very happy to feel so relaxed when seeing Mathew Gunn. He was very friendly and helpful and very professional. Thankyou for your service.

Mrs M
14 March 2017

Friendly and helpful

You were friendly and helpful with our concerns.

Mr H
10 March 2017

Knowledge of procedures and requirements

Professional approach. Knowledge of procedures and requirements. Made our application easy and comfortable.

2 March 2017

Precise and helpful

Professional service, communication was always precise and helpful. Mathew Gunn completed all documentation in a timely manner. Very impressed, thankyou.

Mr H
24 February 2017

Great sensitivity at a very difficult time

You have been prompt, friendly and professional. I feel in safe hands with Birman and Ride, and have recommended you to others. I am most grateful for the way you have handled my affairs with great sensitivity at a very difficult time, and will be in touch in the future. Many thanks.

Mrs S
23 February 2017

Cost was very reasonable

Matthew Gunn made a job that is not that pleasant simple and quick. I was initially a bit daunted by the probate process. Thanks for your help. Cost was very reasonable.

26 January 2017

Your service is GREAT

Let me put it this way… I tell every person I know that your service is GREAT. Every person I dealt with about our requests was wonderful in person and on the phone. I was kept up to date on details. And being ex military that is important to me. Also knowing the costs up front is a great idea.

Mr E
20 January 2017

Very helpful

Your assistance, persistence and resourcefulness … has been very helpful. Please accept my sincere thanks. Your efforts have been appreciated. If I have any further problems I will contact you again as I have been very impressed with your service.

19 January 2017

Efficient and comprehensive

Efficient and comprehensive, provide services as described in proposal within the quoted costs.

Mr F
5 January 2017

very easy

I liked your standard pricing for Probate and I found it very easy dealing with your firm. I only required one visit and everything was done very efficiently and I received my Probate very quickly.

Ms F
5 January 2017

prompt and professional

Thank you for your prompt and professional service

Ms B
3 January 2017

absolute pleasure

Lucy Dickens was an absolute pleasure to deal with. The service I have received so far has been excellent – prompt and efficient and I would not hesitate to recommend Birman and Ride to others.

Mr M
5 December 2016

excellent service

Hi Krysten, Thanks for your excellent service regarding my fathers estate. It is very much appreciated. Turned a mine field of problems into a good outcome.

Mr L
2 December 2016

professional, prompt and efficient

Thank you Lucy for the professional, prompt and efficient efforts in the dealing with my late brothers estate. Your efforts are well and truly appreciated by our family and in particular myself with the early struggles I had with the paperwork. I will certainly recommend your firm to others should the opportunity arise.

Mr B
2 November 2016

Billing rates VERY fair

The quality services I received at Birman & Ride was excellent. James Flexman was able to answer all my questions and concerns. Their Billing rates VERY fair! I would have no hesitation in recommending James Flexman at Birman & Ride.

Mr C
14 September 2016

Friendly service

Friendly service. Explained to us in terms we could easily understand. Also liked the fixed cost.

Mr S
1 September 2016

Matt was fantastic

Matt was fantastic. He was extremely friendly, polite and seemed very knowledgeable. My wife and I will be booking in to get our Wills done through your company due to Matt’s professionalism and friendly nature.  [Suggestions for improvement?] Nil, unless you can move your office to Joondalup to make it easier for me in the future. Ha Ha

Mr S
24 August 2016

Already recommended you

Professional, timely, friendly [and cost effective]. No complaints whatsoever. Already recommended you.

Mr D
15 August 2016

enjoyable experience

The friendly professional manner in which the business was conducted made it an enjoyable experience.

Mr D
11 August 2016

Excellent use of technology

Efficient. Excellent use of technology.

Mrs H
5 August 2016

completely satisfied

You were very efficient and helpful with my enquirers. Also the costs have been very reasonable. I have no suggestions to improve your services as I have been completely satisfied with these services.

Mrs T
5 August 2016

answered all my questions

On my first phone enquiry you answered all my questions at what was a very emotional and stressful time. I made several calls all the time you answered my many enquiries with patience. Thank you so much. I would recommend you to anyone.

Mrs L
26 July 2016

Made everything so easy for me

Very professional, prompt and efficient. Made everything so easy for me in a time off stress.

Ms Rose
2 July 2016

No improvement needed

Knowing that everything that needed to be done was done by a professional who knew exactly what to do. Very well priced as well. No improvement needed.

Mrs M
24 June 2016

very comfortable

It was very easy to get in and see the lawyers. It cost us about 1/3 of what we were quoted by a local firm. The people we saw all made us very comfortable each time we saw them.

Mr and Mrs C
2 June 2016

I picked the right lawyers

James was great he answered all my questions and made me feel I picked the right lawyers. No need for improvement we will be using your company again to make our wills.

Mrs D
27 May 2016

Friendly, helpful staff

Friendly, helpful staff who made us feel like we are in good hands.

Mrs H
24 May 2016

Fast, efficient and reasonably priced

Mrs P
16 May 2016

Professional and, importantly, happy people

Fast and efficient. Good processes. Delivered what you said you would. Professional and, importantly, happy people. Was recommended to use the company and I will be happy to recommend to others as well. Thank you Matthew, Lucy and Michael

Mr E
12 May 2016

Explained quite clearly what and how the process would go. Time lines etc.

Mr C
1 March 2016

Everything went smoothly

We appreciate you letting us do all the paperwork online … Everything went smoothly in dealing with this personal and emotional issue, we never want to go through this type of thing again, but if we should need your services again we will not hesitate in contacting you.

Ms K
1 March 2016

professional, courteous and efficient

Lucy, … Can I also thank you for your help in this matter you made the entire process painless for me. Can I also commend you on your professional, courteous and efficient approach in my dealings with you. These are rare qualities in people today. You are a credit to yourself and your firm and I would not hesitate to recommended you.

Mr G
1 February 2016

easily organised

Thank you for organising this Probate of the will for my deceased mother. It was so easily organised through your company via Lucy. It was sad enough to lose my mother and the last thing one needs following a death of a loved one is to have the stress of finalising all the paperwork.

Ms W
1 February 2016

expertise and professionalism

Michael, Thank you for the probate letter. Both yours and Rachael’s expertise and professionalism were important in reaching this result.

Mr D
1 November 2015

helpful, informative and courteous

Prompt action, clear explanations given where necessary and staff were helpful, informative and courteous.

Mr G
29 October 2015

friendly approach

Very prompt & efficient service, plus good advice. We liked the friendly approach we had when talking with Rachael, Michael & Lucy. Thank you.

Mr C
1 October 2015

timely fashion

Thank you for preparing these documents in such a timely fashion. We very much appreciate your immediate attention which clearly enables us to resolve these matters as quickly as possible.

Mrs R
1 September 2015

Friendly and helpful

Mrs M
1 September 2015

Thank you for being so efficient.

Mrs R
1 September 2015

efficient and professional

Birman and Ride were efficient and professional. They offered me other services as well. The online appointment booking system worked well for me.

Mr N
1 August 2015

very efficient

The service was very efficient and the lawyer Michael and legal executive Rachael were sincere and helped me through this difficult time and I thank them very much.

Ms T
1 August 2015

standard laymen terms

One expects legal language to overbear, however the assistance and understanding of Rachel was very pleasant and in standard laymen terms which I much appreciated. Michael ensured that I felt very comfortable with my trust in this company. Thank you both for your efforts.

Mr M
1 August 2015

considered, polite, and thoughtful approach

That we had experienced a professional and considered interview when discussing the options at a meeting we attended to apply for Probate for our late mothers estate – that the process was explained in a way we felt comfortable with, and questions we asked were answered simply and in a manner we could understand without legal jargon clouding the issues. We were made to feel at ease throughout, and our consideration appeared foremost in the mind of Rachael Coffey who was taking us through the requirements of the process, and when we had concluded our deliberations we were offered refreshments whilst we waited for the finished documents to be drawn up after-which the company solicitor attended to sign after witnessing our signatures and again a considered, polite, and thoughtful approach was made where we were given certified copies of various documents for our benefit. Once the finished Probate application was completed, we left knowing that the whole process had been undertaken in an un-hurried manner, to our complete satisfaction, and that the Probate documentation would be sent off as required, and that we would be notified when in due course when it was issued.

Mr S
1 July 2015

recommended your firm to a friend

Efficient, friendly and professional. I appreciate all your help in this matter and have recommended your firm to a friend who may have need of your services. Many thanks.

Mrs S
1 July 2015

efficiency, professionalism & helpfulness

The efficiency, professionalism & helpfulness of both Michael & then Rachael with my parents making their wills, and subsequently, my having to apply for probate for both of my parents.

Mrs G
1 June 2015

very impressed

I was very impressed with the professional procedures carried on through my mothers Probate and settlement of the estate. This [includes] documentation and identifying each document coded number. Many thanks to Bethany Moller and Lucy Newson who handled the settlement and Scott Young who handled the Probate of the Will. Best wishes.

Mr S
1 June 2015

Services & fees clearly itemised in your documentation.

Mr E
1 May 2015

lived up to all promises

It was friendly, efficient, effective and lived up to all promises.

Mr W
1 May 2015

friendly, helpful and professional

We found Rachael Coffey to be friendly, helpful and professional in our dealings with Birman & Ride, so much so we will have them attend to other matters outstanding in the near future.

Mr S
1 May 2015

Hello Toby… I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance and professionalism and for your reliability in returning my calls when it was necessary for me to ring you about the above estate. I will keep your firm in mind should I, or colleagues and friends, needs legal assistance in the future.

Mrs A
1 April 2015

authentic input

Dear Michael & Toby, thank you once again for helping me move into the next phase of my life. Your authentic input in my life is very much appreciate

Ms C
1 April 2015

true professional

I am writing to sincerely commend one of your team, Tobias Young, for his dedication, patience and professionalism in managing my late mother’s estate. These things can be very complex and in my mother’s case this was particularly so … Tobias at no time sides or was bias and this is what makes him a true professional. I will be recommending your firm and Tobias to others.

Mr J
1 April 2015

very cooperative and helpful

I wish to place on notice my sincerest thanks to Miss Sharminie Perera, for her expertise, knowledge and assistance with her dealings with [us] over the estate of my late Aunt’s will. At all times I found her very cooperative and helpful. She went out of her way to ensure we were kept abreast of any developments in the whole process. I have referred your company’s name to friends and I know from having dealt with Birman & Ride over 20 years or more, I have the utmost trust in the integrity and honesty of the company. Sharminie should be congratulated on her work.

Mr M
1 April 2015

much appreciated

Hi Michael, Thanks again for yours and Rachael’s help and advice – it has been much appreciated.

Mr M
1 April 2015

I will be recommending you to others

I think you are onto a bit of a winner with your concept of “probate while you wait”. Your approach is good … I will be recommending you to others if the need arises.

Mr S
1 April 2015