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

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

13 Mar 2021  Google Glenys A

HPL were thorough in their investigative research, analytical, and prompt with their responses. There was always good communication. I found them to be extremely approachable helping me as their client to feel at ease. Throughout my lawyer remained objective and the result was the achievement of a fair and just outcome. Good Value! I Highly recommend them!

02 Mar 2021  Google Debbie L

Always very kind, encouraging, considerate, polite , courteous and most of all professional. I would have no problem in recommending Hall Payne Lawyers to anyone in the future. A Big Thank you!

25 Feb 2021  Email Kevin L

I would like to give Kris Birch and Sarah Cavanagh a '5 star review' based on their promptness and due diligence. Kris Birch’s performance in court was outstanding and supplied me with the best outcome, if I could give a 12/10 I would. 

23 Feb 2021  Google Suzanne W

What an amazing experience, with not only an amazing team but a sensational Lawyer. The Hall Payne Lawyers and especially Kalina were knowledgeable, informing and most importantly supportive. The response to my questions, and retrospectively nervous queries provided my with the ability to feel positive during this time. Highly recommended team.

15 Feb 2021  Google Dana T

I engaged Hall Payne to provide advice on some questions I had regarding a contract and their service was prompt and helpful. Ellie was able to explain the scenarios and provide helpful advice to allow me to make an informed decision. Overall a very good experience. Would recommend to other people looking for support regarding employment contract advice.

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