What Our Clients Say

We’re serious about what we do for you but we can also sit back and self reflect; we can have a laugh at ourselves, recognise our flaws and celebrate our successes.

We know this approach shines through when working with our clients because they let us know. Here, we share some of our client reviews that have come to us by email, through online Google Reviews and Facebook Reviews. 

Please note, all reviews added to this page are 'unedited'. They are added as they were provided with no changes to spelling or grammar.

08 Sep 2020  Email Lynda F

I am very grateful to Leanne [Taylor] for helping me to acquire Australian Citizenship;  I needed to apply for the Ministers Discretion due to the complexity of my case.  Leanne guided me through the various processes I needed to follow and the identification of all the (about 40) documents I needed to submit.  I found Leanne's knowledge of Immigration Law to be excellent and I am very grateful to her for her assistance.  Mine was a complex case and Leanne was very helpful in putting my case to the Immigration Department.

If requested I would have no hesitation in referring Hall and Payne's Immigration Services to anyone who came to me for such advice.

Yours sincerely, Lynda F

02 Sep 2020  Google Nic W

It was a absolute pleasure to deal with and watch such professionals at work. Our experience was very top class and very highly recommended.

26 Aug 2020  Google Steve A

Ellie Bassingthwaighte from Hall Payne Lawyers was sensational. She provided excellent support and diligently worked during the proceedings. She supplied exemplary advice, let alone, her maturity and calm was Zen-like, which in times of stress is extremely valuable. Ellie and her team were always helpful and appear to work tirelessly, maintaining an unwavering purpose of getting the best outcome for you, their client. I would also like to thank John Payne and Joe Kennedy for providing me with an effective, driven professional such as Ellie. Cheers Steve

22 Aug 2020  Google Tony T

I can't speak highly enough of not only Cameron an Cale but especially Cale who has worked so hard to obtain the best outcome ever possible for me. But also for the whole of Hall/Payne who have shown nothing but complete professinalism throughout my entire case. I would have no hesitation to recommend anyone needing legal help to do them self's a favour an Call them . They are the best.

16 Aug 2020  Google Denise B

I have had a very positive experience with Hall Payne Lawyers. My situation was very challenging and the assistance, advice and support I received was outstanding. I was impressed with the timeliness of response, advice given and that I was consulted at every step, given choices on direction with solid advice, and the outcome reached was what had been outlined and discussed along the way. I would have no hesitation in recommending Hall Payne Lawyers to all. Thank you

04 Aug 2020  Google Barry T

In 2018, following a workplace accident and excess pressures from my workplace and their insurer, I was referred to Hall Payne Lawyers by representatives at the CEPU (Communications, Electrical and Plumbers Union) to guide me through the pitfalls of the Workers' Compensation system. During this process, which involved a lot of scrutiny of my injury by the Employer/Insurer, Hall Payne, in particular Indi Gunadasa and his team were invaluable with their guidance, empathy and encouragement, which lead to a successful outcome.

31 Jul 2020  Google Peter J

Henry and his team worked tirelessly to achieve a fair result for me, this being for a claim against the Insurance Company and Employer. After suffering a head injury onsite, my claim was dismissed by a very one sided Neurologist. Hall Payne Lawyers were recommended by the ETU. Henry Pill was able to assemble the Subject Matter Experts who ruled in favour of me. Henry achieved a fair settlement for me allowing me to move on and get my health back in order. They were reasonable with costs, and also their experience was valuable in negotiations. Highly recommended.

29 Jul 2020  Facebook Omi G

Luke Forsyth and Tim Grellman at Hall Payne supported me through a recent employment related matter. The firm came with excellent recommendations and absolutely delivered to the high standard I expected. Their advice was considered and tailored to my situation, communication was easy, and I felt very supported throughout the whole matter. The fact that I was able to achieve a satisfactory outcome was the cherry on the cake.

Thank you for looking out for me, Tim and Luke; your support made navigating an unpleasant situation much easier.

26 Jul 2020  Google Garry M

Thank-you Indi. Your professional service and compassion is second to none. We would have no apprehension in recommending Indi's service for work-place injury compensation to anyone in need. He provided good quality service, was responsive to our concerns. All this quality service at a very reasonable price. Jen & Garry

25 Jul 2020  Google Richard N
21 Jul 2020  Google Beau S

Alexander Williams was my lawyer from Hall Payne lawyer’s, and he was excellent, from my first free consolation to the moment we stepped in the court room, as it was a stressful situation for myself Alex always seemed calm through the whole process, very knowledgeable and professional in the way he approached my case, would have no dramas recommending Alex or his firm to represent anybody. I can’t thank Alex enough and his firm as now I can move on from this stressful and scary time in my life. Thank you Alex and Hall and Payne

20 Jul 2020  Google Simon P

Indi and the team recently provided me with support and advice on a complex matter. Indi's ability to understand the key issues and considerations and communicate these in a straight forward, practical and fit for purpose manner proved to be most useful. His personable yet professional approach was most welcome. I would highly recommend Indi and Hall Payne.

15 Jul 2020  Google Angela M

Highly recommend Hall Payne and in particular Joe Kennedy, partner, who is very professional, knowledgeable and managed my very complex employment law matter with excellent results. Communication was excellent, timely and reliable and costs were very reasonable.

15 Jul 2020  Google Cassandra S

Kris Birch was my Lawyer from Hall Payne Lawyers and she was absolutely brilliant. I found Kris to be very personable and realistic in how she approached my case individually and she left no stone unturned to get me the best possible outcome with my legal matter. Kris has a lot of knowledge over many facets of law areas which is quite evident after talking to her and has a lot of networking contacts that she can call on at any given time if required. Kris will always give the worst case scenario and is very transparent of what she can and can't achieve with your individual situation. I honestly can't recommend Kris highly enough and have already spoken about her to other colleagues and friends and won't hesitate in referring her to others as I know she was there during a very scary time in my life and without her professional guidance I can only wonder where I'd be now instead of remaining gainfully employed with respect from my peers and management.

14 Jul 2020  Email Mark G

I would personally like to thank you, M/s Baiba Thomas, Mr Craig Joshua & M/s Alex Rogers [Hall Payne Sydney office] for their Continued Support over the last 12 months.

As you are all aware I had my Court case on July, 1, 2020.

The Arbitrator made a decision without any doubts in our favour. This was because M/s Thomas had ORGANISED, SUPPLIED all the right information & Documents, covered all her bases, including having lengthy conversations with my barrister Mr Jon TRAINOR, who spoke very well on the day.

M/s Thomas had undoubtedly made it very hard for the Arbitrator to say NO, granting us Approval. The arbitrator said on the day that they would normally take  2-3 weeks to give an answer, this is why we got the approval in 7 days not 3 weeks

This will change my life, my wife and my children. Financially & mental wellbeing.

Even my Parents may speak to me again once I give them back their money.

From the bottom of my heart, it’s been a very difficult year, now I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. THANKS for fighting for me & my Family, you have saved us in so many directions.

Yours Sincerely, Mark G

04 Jul 2020  Google Greg H

Great service.

05 Jun 2020  Google StevoTheGreat
27 May 2020  Google Bill H

Indi Gundasa from Hall Payne helped me settle a workers compensation claim. At every step he was helpful in explaining the process clearly and what needed to be done (and how long it would take). I found Indi friendly and professional, and the charges to settle the matter reasonable. Would recommend.

26 May 2020  Google Stephen L

I was very pleased to be introduced to Hall Payne Lawyers Hobart through my Union for my Workers Compensation claim . Indi ,Henri and Leonie are true professionals in the legal field all my questions and concerns where explained to me in language I could understand and I was more than pleased with my claim outcome. To me this company is my go to company should I need further legal advise.

25 May 2020  Email Sarah D

Before we started our immigration journey to acquire permanent residency in Australia for my American husband, we were tentative and cautious about the heavy administrative load ahead of us. However, Leanne Taylor supported us in such a confident and professional manner every step of the way. We contacted Leanne while we were still residing in the States and asked her to represent us in our spousal visa application. Leanne very capably had the majority of the paperwork organised in a timely manner on our arrival in Australia.  Leanne adopts a fine balance that seems to work between demonstrating enthusiasm for our cause along with a measured, pragmatic approach to each task. It all appears seamless but we appreciate she worked tirelessly to advance our process. We would recommend her to anyone that needs an immigration service in Australia as she always responds promptly in every correspondence with a cheerful, efficient attitude. We are very pleased that Leanne represented us.

18 May 2020  Google Peter E

I had a phone conference with Indi after suffering injuries in a bike accident. Indi was personable, professional and honest with his advice. He explained the legal position clearly and offered a number of actions as well as further assistance should I need it. I was going to seek a second opinion but after speaking with Indi, I decided I didn't need to.

24 Mar 2020  Google Sarah M

Luke Forsythe of Hall Payne came to our aid when we were in a very precarious situation. His expertise and compassion put us at ease and things unfolded just as he said they would, which was a tremendous comfort to us in a difficult time. We are so grateful to him and Hall Payne for making the process as quick and straightforward as possible, and for our positive result.

30 Mar 2020  Email Chris G

The team at Hall Payne are so friendly and so professional, they are an obvious choice for these reasons alone. I have used them 3 times now in varying capacities because of the reasons above, their loyalty to me as a customer, their efficiency and their expertise. Every staff member is great to deal with and no issue is overlooked. I felt listened to at all stages and the advice provided to me was appropriate and very well explained.

Don't waste your time anywhere else.

20 Mar 2020  Google Matthew K

I would like to thank all the team at hall and payne for the professionalism and really big thing for me was there care that the team had were other companies like T/FREEMAN DIDNT THINK I HAD A CASE were cale fryer and david McCormack and Jaclyn Green were there all the way so thank you for great outcome I wouldn't of done it with out you

09 Mar 2020  Email - NT John L

Dear Sir/Madam,

I would like to share my experience with Hall Payne Lawyers I have had over the past 12 months or more.

I was injured at work and through my Union (Australian Maritime Officers Union), I was advised to contact Hall Payne Lawyers.

I was first introduced to a Lawyer in Sydney, and it was obvious as my injury occurred in the Northern Territory, a Lawyer with expertise in N.T. legislation was required.

Andrew Smith (from Hall Payne Lawyers – Darwin) was the Lawyer who was assigned to me to navigated me through this minefield of facts and language which I did not know a thing about, I could not say enough about his patience and knowledge of my compensation case.

I felt very comfortable with Andrew as he explained in detail all the relevant issues which would come up during this sometimes frustrating time in my life.

And in the end, he was just about spot-on in his assessment of what the financial outcome would be.

Hopefully, I will not need legal representation in the future, but if I was to need it, I would not hesitate but to be in touch with Hall Payne Lawyers.


05 Mar 2020  Google Cherie S

We recently had Jeanie at Hall Payne Lawyers do some conveyancing work for us when buying a house and found her to be very approachable and friendly as well as being efficient at making sure it all went smooth and stress free for us. We would definitely use this company again after our experience with them. Cherie

03 Mar 2020  Google Jason M

I have had a very good result from Hall Payne in Ipswich. Shirley Baker archived a positive result in my case.

29 Feb 2020  Google Mark Y

I recently engaged Indi Gunadasa for a small legal matter. I have to say I am usually a little concerned engaging legal services; it can be an expensive endeavour with unknown outcomes! Indi provided a very efficient, friendly, and professional service. Indi presented as understanding my situation, and provided the right level of assistance at a very fair price.

25 Feb 2020  Email Anne-Maree M

Good morning Paul,

Thank you so much for your call yesterday and for your support and guidance in handling my notification. I am so grateful for the Board's decision and that the process has been finalized.

It has been an experience that I never expected to have to go through,  but there has been some benefits of this situation.  I reflect daily on my nursing decisions and the potential implications of same. I have become a mentor and advocate for the younger RN's and I hope they will always document all of their nursing actions wel to support and guide their clinical practice.

I appreciate your legal perspectives in my case and I am forever grateful. 

Best wishes to you Paul

19 Feb 2020  Facebook Alaina A

The service and attention to detail we received specifically from Jeanie and in whole the conveyancing team at Hall Payne Lawyers Ipswich office was fantastic. Although our purchase settlement was quite multi-faceted, each step (and a few hurdles) were met with great attention to detail, professionalism and communication. As their client I was continually kept up to date and well informed. I thoroughly recommend Jeanie..she is a conveyancing master!

07 Feb 2020  Google Hugh W
19 Dec 2019  Email Bobby-Joe K

The team at Hall-Payne Lawyers are fantastic.  They fought the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency for me to get my nursing registration and to have the conditions on my nursing registration removed.  I cannot speak highly enough of the team.  From the bottom of my heart, I sincerely thank-you for your tireless efforts and the support you have given me over the last 2.5 years.  I could't be happier with the service I have been given and the professionalism to which my case was handled.

18 Dec 2019  Email Narelle

 Kris I cannot find the words to express how absolutely grateful I am for your legal knowledge expertise in the manner in which you helps my case I am so honoured to have met you and have had you represent me today I am for ever grateful of your preparation the time the effort the care dedication you have shown my case without your assistance I’m sure that out  come could’ve been so much worse please pass on my absolute gratitude to Tim and his hard work in helping us both I will be forever in your debt if there is ever anything I can do for you please just let me know even if it’s getting together for a cup of coffee when I’m in Brisbane one time your care and compassion make you a fantastic Asset to any company I cannot thank you enough for all your help your comfort your ability to calm my nerves but to keep me fully informed of the consequences of my actions I am so grateful that I have met you in my time of need I would like to consider you a friend thank you so much again Kris.

Hall Payne lawyers should be so proud to have you and your ability to get a just and true outcome. I am really pleased to have met you today if you’re ever in town I’ll meet you for a coffee with absolute thanks  and love 


10 Dec 2019  Facebook Gary S

Really wanted to give a very loud shout out to Leanne and the Firm for all done and accomplished in seeing my wife and two children successfully granted Australian PR. In early 2016 I was given Leanne’s details and advised that she would be the right person to assist me in this somewhat daunting process. Well, it happened, but not without her patience, guidance,persistence & professionalism every step of the way. Ours was not the easiest of cases & at times proved somewhat frustrating to say the least, however Leanne successfully pulled the family over the finishing line..........Next stop, Citizenship......good thing there’s a years break Leanne, your not rid of us yet....Thanks so much for ALL you’ve done for all of us. Have a great Festive Season, catch up early/mid 2020.

13 Nov 2019  Google Mick G

I would not hesitate to recommend the legal services of the Hall Payne team. I have just successfully concluded a long and drawn-out industrial relations issue with a previous employer. Although i have had a number of solicitors work on my case the process has been very smooth and well coordinated. One of the more satisfying things with Hall Payne has been their prompt response to all communications, be it phone calls or Mail (electronic and snail mail). When it comes to Industrial Relations issues I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Hall Payne Lawyers.

09 Nov 2019  Google Paul G

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04 Nov 2019  Email N.T

I would not hesitate to recommend the legal services of Luke and the Hall Payne team to my family and friends. Throughout the management of my employment matter, I consistently received honest and direct advice, in a responsive and timely manner. From our first appointment, I had utmost confidence that Luke had the expertise and experience to best represent me. This proved to be true, and I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome achieved through Hall Payne's services. These guys really know their stuff!

14 Oct 2019  Facebook Sam M

I sought advice from Hall Payne on a workplace issue. The lawyer I worked with was fully engaged and committed to case. We worked together to identify possible ways through the issue and the lawyer made me feel that I was a priority. I hope I never have to use their services again, but I’ll know I’m in good hands if I do.

06 Oct 2019  Google Sven S
06 Oct 2019  Google Anne Marie A

My opponent was the Minister for Health and I needed the best representation that exists. I was fighting against corruption, dishonesty and unfair dismissal. Under cross examination of the Ministers’ ‘star witness’ I observed Mr. Gunadasa take command of the domain. Like a French swordsman who struck an ill-equipped amateur, it was a performance I will never forget. My opponent underestimated Indi and was unable to survive the scrutiny and psychological superiority that Mr. Gunadasa displayed.

Mr Gunadasa turned a ‘he said/she said’ into a ‘she said/he bled’. Indi exhibited such skill and expertise in the art of cross examination that what was to be my opponents time in the spotlight, quickly turned into a mesmerizing spectacle of humiliation. After Indi completed his cross examination, the silence was so deafening, the only sound you could hear was the loud hustle of the disgraced ‘star witness’ as his trousers loudly hustled out of the room. It was brutal, it was humiliating, it was art. Mr Indi Gunadasa has always been by my side as my legal counsel when I needed representation. He is a hardworking legal genius who gave excellent advice. He proved that I was telling the truth.

People believed me, and knew that I was an honest hardworking health professional and that I had indeed come up against something very nasty. I felt vindicated by Mr. Gunadasa exposing those who had lied. Don’t risk substandard representation with inferior faulty advice. Go nuclear with Hall Payne Lawyers. The best in Tasmania. 

23 Sep 2019  Email David G

Hi Jeanie,

A quick note to say we have received the final settlement statement and booklet for our recent purchase of the above mentioned property. I just wanted to say again how pleasant it was to deal with you, and how much we appreciate your professionalism and efficiency.

Thank you Jeanie, all the best to you and hope to deal with you again.

19 Aug 2019  Google Michael S

Indi provided an exceptional level of service, and was very pleasant to deal with. I would highly recommend him, and would have no hesitation in using his services for future legal matters.

16 Aug 2019  Google Chris T

Joseph Kennedy provided an outstanding job in representing me. His skills of respectful communication and negotiation to all stakeholders involved in my issue, combined with his expert application of law, resulted in a successful and very happy outcome. Without a doubt, I felt at all times I was in good hands and pleased Joe had been highly recommended to me. Thank you Joe! 

12 Aug 2019  Google Michael C

Quite helpful and experienced. Looked after my small claim very professionally and courteously. Well worthwhile pushing through to a positive outcome, even though it was fairly time consuming. Never give up - these guys don't when they go to battle for you. Rates seem to be on a par with others in the legal scene. Recommend +++++

11 Aug 2019  Google Ken S

Indi was there in my time of need, and was crucial in providing expert employment law advice and assistance to get me the best outcome possible! Thank you Indi and team

09 Aug 2019  Google Ryan D

Indi and Hall Payne assisted with employment law questions I had and provided advice in respect of award interpretation as well as common law contracts. Indi spent the time to ensure the advice was relevant to the situation and provided great context.

07 Aug 2019  Google Dragan R

I found Indi and his team to be extremely professional, thorough and tenacious. He dealt with my case with confidence and excellent communication which lead to success. I was very happy with the outcome. I would definitely recommend Hall Payne Lawyers.

06 Aug 2019  Email Jess

Huia has been a professional and compassionate advocate for me from the very first contact I have had with her. She has been a wealth of knowledge and experience that has helped guide me in my decision making and through Workers Compensation which I personally find to be a confusing and emotionally draining and soul destroying process.

Suffering a psychological injury, I feared judgement and lack of understanding, I received the complete opposite from Huia. She has been nothing but respectful and thoughtful during all our interactions.

I am lucky she was recommended to me and I would refer her services to anyone wanting to deal with a highly professional, knowledgeable and respectful person. Thanks, Jess

05 Aug 2019  Google Guiqin Li

Good Services, high efficiency,...professional advices....Indi is my favorate lawyer....he is very kind, warm hearted, very professional....i love HPL, thanks for great help....

05 Aug 2019  Google Alexandra R

Huia Azimi is a credit to the profession. Her knowledge and professionalism is second to none. Highly recommend her services and Hall Payne Lawyers for any NSW Personal Injury matter.

03 Aug 2019  Email Nicole

I would not hesitate to recommend the legal services of Luke and the Hall Payne team to my family and friends. Throughout the management of my employment matter, I consistently received honest and direct advice, in a responsive manner.

From our first appointment, I knew that Luke had the expertise and experience to best represent me. This proved to be true, and I was pleased with the outcome of my matter.

The knowledge and professionalism of Luke and the team gave me confidence during a stressful time and I am very appreciative of their services.

02 Aug 2019  Google Annie F

Hall Payne Lawyers and in particular Indi Gunadasa have been excellent with my legal matter. It was a pleasure to work with Indi for this case. He was very quick to respond to all matters and questions and he made the whole process a lot easier and less stressful. He explained everything in great detail and was always very professional.

My whole experience with Hall Payne Lawyers was great and I would definitely return to them if I needed more legal advice and assistance.

The secretary, Leonie, was very helpful also and always very pleasant to communicate with. Thank you for such a great experience in a stressful time!

02 Aug 2019  Email TP

Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of your experience with Hall Payne. Simply type your review below this paragraph and hit "send".

My Experience with Syvannah was so professional. She was able to provide me with advice that put my mind to rest.

They are very professional. Highly recommend their service.


23 Jul 2019  Google Priya S

Luke forsyth is an excellent lawyer, very supportive , with wealth of knowledge, very hardworking. My experience with him was par excellent. I would highly recommend him. Dr Pallav Shah

23 Jul 2019  Email Adrian H

I have been a client with Hall Payne Lawyers for the last two years.

Hall Payne and their Team of exceptional layers (you know who you are) have been pivotal in the success in the handling of my case. Words cant begin to describe my gratitude for the work that you have done and the peace of mind that I now have for my future due to your success and professionalism.

I would not hesitate to recommend Hall Payne to family, friends or anyone in need of their exceptional talent.

Thank you Hall Payne for your unwavering and continued support.

18 Jul 2019  Email Andrew M

Hall Payne lawyers were referred to me by a friend. I found them easy to deal with,professional in their manner and finalised a great result for my situation. I would not hesitate to refer them to friends,family or colluegues.

07 Jul 2019  Google Mark O
02 Jul 2019  Email Steve J

Kalina and the team from Hall Payne Lawyers provided me with outstanding service in my time of need recently. Not only was Kalina knowledgeable, she was also supportive and encouraging and kept me abreast of progress with the case at all times. Kalina was thorough and proactive and she dealt with my complex case professionally and efficiently. She understood the emotional rollercoaster I was facing and she always made me feel welcome to ask her any questions I might have at any time. I sincerely appreciated Kalina's explanations of the process and her regular updates helped put my mind at ease. I would highly recommend Kalina and the team at Hall Payne to anyone who requires a professional and supportive legal service.

16 Apr 2019  Email Emily B

Jeanie helped with both the sale and purchase of my properties. Everything was made easy and stress free which is what you need during the selling process. I will be using Jeanie again when we purchase our new house. It was a painful process but never when it came to the Solicitor side of things. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you for all your help!

25 Feb 2019  Facebook Peter M
05 Feb 2019  Email RTBU Member

I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the effort of Hall Payne Lawyers and in particular Syvannah Harper.

Syvannah was thoroughly meticulous in her preparation for my court matter.

I was facing a possible 3 month driving suspension for a serious traffic infringement and Syvannah was able to get it reduced to only 4 weeks.

In light of my offence, I was very pleased with the outcome.

Syvannah is a very well-mannered, well-articulated and confident individual.

I would also like to thank my union delegate at Ryde Depot, Allan, for his unwavering help and support. A thorough gentleman.

Yours faithfully,
RTBU member

22 Jan 2019  Google Trevor J
18 Jul 2018  Google Craig D

They look after their clients

15 Sep 2017  Google Cindy G

Friendly and helpful. Meet my needs and looked after things the minimal fuss. No headaches for me!

12 Aug 2017  Google Zeb R

Wonderful experience really treated us like humans and took an axe to our concerns.

26 Aug 2016  Facebook Steven L
16 Jun 2016  Facebook Tony T
05 Feb 2016  Email Maria S

Hi Leanne,

Good morning! How are you?

I am sorry to bother you but i wanted to let you know that there are times i still think of you and everyone at Hall Payne Lawyers that helped us.

Tyrone is back to school since last week and seems settled.  He is getting taller and gained a couple of kilos.  He is so heavy but still sit on may lap as if he only weighs 10kilos.  Work is constantly busy. 

Anyways, I wanted to say thank you again.  Because of you and everyone at Hall Payne Lawyers - tyrone and I are enjoying life here in Australia and the blessings that comes with it.

My sincerest gratitude and more power!!


Maria S