What our clients say

Tiphanie Acreman


“Since I engaged Adam as my accountant more than 5 years ago, the tax and book-keeping aspects of my barrister practice have been worry free. Adam promptly answers my questions and is pro-active in providing suggestions to improve the way I approach my accounts, including over time as my practice has evolved. He has also provided useful, practical assistance with my personal transactions. One aspect of Adam’s approach that I value highly is his knowledge of how a barristers’ practice operates – put simply, he “gets it”. I have no hesitation in recommending Adam’s services.”

Jeffery Gleeson KC


“I was introduced to Adam Bird some years ago when my previous accountant retired. Adam immediately impressed me as a thoroughly professional, attentive and competent accountant. He quickly developed an insight into the way a barrister’s practice operates and provided valuable suggestions for improvements in the way I could conduct matters from an accounting perspective.

In time, Adam also assisted me with accounting in respect of other commercial activities and, again, provided great assistance with his technical expertise and common sense approach.

Adam has always been a pleasure to deal with. He does the simple things right – he answers phone calls and responds to emails promptly, he meets deadlines and is pro-active in ensuring that matters are attended to in the right way and on time.”

Nicholas Pane KC


“Adam Bird came highly recommended by another barrister. I was immediately struck by his understanding of how barristers work and his willingness to make helpful suggestions that actually make a difference. He quickly gained the confidence of my wife and I.

He professionally and efficiently takes care of those dreary accounting tasks that I tended to put off. Adam is always a phone call away and is available to deal with any queries in a timely manner. Adam initiates contact regularly to ensure that our needs are being met.”

Caroline Dawes


“I first went to see Adam Bird because I was embarking on a new career path at the Victorian Bar and I had heard he specialised in advising barristers. When it comes to tax obligations, getting it right is critical for barristers. This was my primary motivation.

I was impressed from my first meeting with Adam, during which he gave me a thoughtful and useful explanation of the tax and accounting considerations that would be important for my early years at the Bar. Since then, his and his team’s support has been invaluable: taking the stress and anxiety out of preparing my quarterly BAS and my tax returns; providing proactive advice about relevant changes during the COVID pandemic and altered record- keeping needs; providing advice about when to make superannuation contributions and about managing my cashflow; and providing prompt and helpful ad hoc advice as I ask for it
– for example, when managing my cashflow to buy my family’s first home. The support has grown and adapted with my evolving practice and changing circumstances.

Adam’s prompt responses, delightful manner and clear advice are invariable. I have been extremely grateful for the support and have recommended Balance & Flow to many colleagues already. I will continue to do so.”

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