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

09 Jul 2021  Google Matthew T

After injuring my back at work, Hall Payne Lawyers helped me to lodge two TPD claims with two different insurers; both claims were accepted and paid. Without their assistance, I do not believe either claim would have been successful.

When making a TPD claim, there are many pitfalls and traps for the uninitiated to fall into. Simple mistakes can lead to a claim being delayed or rejected. In my opinion, it really is worth paying for the assistance of an experienced professional (especially when their services are offered on a "no win, no fee" basis). Also, in light of the amount of work they put into my claims, I believe Hall Payne's professional fees were very reasonable.

I am highly satisfied with the assistance I received from Hall Payne Lawyers. I have no hesitation in recommending their services to anyone ill or injured who is considering lodging a TPD claim.

24 Jun 2021  Google Michele T

The whole team at Hall Payne Lawyers were exceptional. From first enquirey, legal support and follow up, plus acounts. Jennifer was very helpful and gave me advice that resulted in a successfull outcome early in a dispute and helped avoid further heartache.

I would highly recommend their service as early as possible in any dispute to set you on the right path. Thankyou to the whole team.

19 Jun 2021  Google Sophie P

I engaged Hall Payne Lawyers to represent me in my employment dispute. Ellie Bassingthwaite was faultless in her advice, her patience and her genuine care and concern for me as her client. I would have no hesitation in recommending Hall Payne or in using them again if I find myself in a similar situation.

16 Jun 2021  Google Raelene S

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20 May 2021  Google Amon E

Working with Claire Gabriel was stress free and all Hall Payne Lawyers staff are very responsive when you need them. Thank you very much for your support and keep it up.

01 May 2021  Google Tamara P

This firm represented my partner after an accident. Cale is not only great at what he does, but a down to earth good guy. If the need ever arises I would definitely use their services again. Highly recommend.

31 Mar 2021  Google Layla T

Fantastic; I could not speak highly enough professional, quick and honest, kept me informed every step of the way.

20 Mar 2021  Google Kerri S

Thankyou to both Cale Fryer and Jaclyn Green for their thorough diligence and professional work. They both consulted with me on the specifics of what is to be expected and guided me through an ordeal that was not a comfortable experience, by doing this it made the ordeal manageable. I found them to be educational but approachable. Direct but kind. Driven but tolerant and patient through my hard times. I would recommend both Cale and Jaclyn to other individuals who are having Social Injustice matters or that may be in need of a genuinely professional Solicitor. Thankyou very much Kerri

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