Cale Fryer

Principal

I wanted to become a lawyer to fight injustice and make a real difference to people’s lives.

Cale Fryer is a Principal at Hall Payne, working in the personal compensation, disability and superannuation teams. Cale works from our Brisbane office and is admitted to practice in Queensland and the High Court of Australia.

“My clients are down-to-earth hard-working people whose livelihoods have been adversely impacted due to another’s negligence,” says Cale.

“I wanted to become a lawyer to fight injustice and make a real difference to peoples’ lives.”

Cale regularly appears in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission and the Supreme and District Courts of Queensland. He is a member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance, the Queensland Law Society and Secretary of the Management Committee of Basic Rights Queensland. He has previously volunteered with Legal Aid Queensland.

Cale’s most satisfying recent cases were Martin v Andrews and Anor (2016) QSC 20 and McGuigan v Workers’ Compensation Regulator (2017) QIRC 036.

In Martin v Andrews, the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) found that inaccurate training and directions provided to Mr McGuigan, an underground miner, caused his psychological injury. They rejected arguments from the Workers’ Compensation Regulator that those directions amounted to reasonable management action undertaken in a reasonable way.

In McGuigan v Workers’ Compensation Regulator, the Queensland Supreme Court awarded a former electrician in excess of $1.28 million in damages for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on 1 July 2011. The judgment by Justice Duncan McMeekin was considered to be the highest compensation in any jurisdiction in Australia for a non-catastrophically injured electrician.

When not at work, Cale is appreciating Queensland’s great outdoors – he swims, surfs, runs and hikes.

Reviews for Hall Payne Brisbane

20 May 2022  Google Mel C

In my late 30’s self employed professional, I fell from grace, bankrupt, lost my health, my career and my marriage. Hall Payne was the shining light for me through these very dark times, the better part of 5 years in which they took the helm and left no stone unturned.

The result: three successful claims (2TPD & 1IP) the best possible outcome and an absolutely outstanding law firm to deal with. Special thanks to Leanne: Her diligence to handle all the complexities that occurred along the way was infallible and I am forever grateful for her support. Highly Recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

19 May 2022  Google Jillian F

5 star review

05 May 2022  Google Roger K

I am very pleased to write a review for this firm. When you need help everything seems so complicated. These wonderful lawyers make you feel at ease with real advice from a caring base that is easy to understand. Professionals that care, that says it all.

20 Apr 2022  Facebook Bronwen G
Alexander Williams dealt with my Work Place employment issue. He was extremely knowledgeable and professional and achieved the desired outcome
Thankyou!
01 Apr 2022  Google Nat R

If you want the best legal service, Kris Birch from Hall Payne is an absolute class act! She will not stop till she gets the best results for her clients. Thank you Kris and Hall Payne can't recommend enough!

29 Mar 2022  Google Nikki D

Extremely professional. The expertise, knowledge and understanding shown by Megan and her team allowed for a smooth journey from beginning to the end. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

28 Mar 2022  Google Kerri C

The care, professionalism and patience Megan and her team provided to me throughout the entire process was exceptional. As a survivor I would very highly recommend Megan, she was incredible. The amount I received far exceeded anything I thought was achievable.

19 Mar 2022  Google Chris W

We have spoken to Seané Shalev a couple of times now and she has been excellent and extremely helpful,we definitely we be contacting her again for our next claim

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Recent Blogs by Cale

Queensland electrician wins Court of Appeal case for leave to commence proceedings against a company in liquidation

Queensland Court of Appeal win for seriously injured worker

A Queensland electrician seriously injured in the course of employment wins Court of Appeal case seeking leave to commence proceedings against a company in liquidation.

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