In the Community

It has always been part of Hall Payne’s philosophy to support organisations doing crucial work in the community, and to advocate strongly for causes we believe in.

We have been instrumental supporters of reform for causes around:

  • workplace health and safety;
  • workers’ compensation; and
  • employment law and industrial relations.

In addition to our day-to-day legal work, our lawyers volunteer their time to support a diverse range of organisations which promote:

  • access to justice;
  • the rights of children’ and
  • the LGBTQI community.

We are proud to play an ongoing role with a number of organisations doing vital work within the community.

Our team work in the community, regularly contributing their time and expertise with legal, sporting and arts organisations.

Hall Payne Lawyers - Too Young To Work

Too Young To Work

Too Young to Work, a project of Child Labour Schools Company, provides education as a way to eliminate child labour. Part of a network of non-government organisations supporting around 2,500 child labourers to attend school, they have worked in high risk areas in India for almost 20 years. Hall Payne Director John Payne is a Director of Child Labour Schools Company, and Hall Payne has been a long term supporter of the project. 

Hall Payne Lawyers - Industrial Relations Society, Queensland

Industrial Relations Society, Queensland

The Industrial Relations Society, Queensland is the professional association for industrial relations in Queensland. The Society exists to provide members with opportunities to network, learn and develop their skills as industrial relations practitioners. Hall Payne Director John Payne currently sits as the Secretary of IRSQ. For more information see their website.

Hall Payne Lawyers - Basic Rights Queensland

Basic Rights Queensland

Basic Rights Queensland (formerly “Welfare Rights Centre”) is a state-wide specialist community legal centre, providing free advice, advocacy and legal services to people having problems with social security or disability discrimination. Hall Payne Senior Associate Cale Fryer is the secretary of the Basic Rights Queensland Management Committee. For more information see the Basic Rights Queensland website.

Hall Payne Lawyers - Volunteering


Our lawyers are active in advocating for people’s legal rights beyond the firm, too. We have solicitors volunteering with LGBTI Legal Service, Caxton Legal Centre’s Employment Law Clinic, and community legal services around the country.

Hall Payne Lawyers - Pro Bono Work

Pro Bono Work

Hall Payne offers it services, without a fee and on a case-by-case basis, to a variety of charitable and community organisations.

Hall Payne Lawyers - Other Fundraising Activities

Other Fundraising Activities

Hall Payne Lawyers employees regularly take part in organised charity fundraisers including fun runs (such as the Bridge to Brisbane and the International Women’s Day Fun Run) fundraising events, sponsorships, bike rides and memorial days.

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