Catherine is an enthusiastic and approachable solicitor in our Brisbane office. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Laws in 2016, Catherine has worked in personal injuries litigation in the private and public sector, primarily focusing on:
- child abuse claims;
- public liability claims;
- WorkCover (workers compensation claims); and
- motor vehicle accident claims.
Catherine particularly enjoys claims with complex liability arguments and holds the firm belief that every individual has the right to be heard and provided with access to justice. She enjoys fighting for the underdog and getting fair outcomes for clients.
Outside of law, Catherine enjoys an active lifestyle playing soccer and trail running.
Reviews for Hall Payne Brisbane
Kris Birch handled an unfair dismissal case for me through my union. Kris was retained only a few days before the case went to conciliation. I was very impressed by Kris' ability to have a full and complete understanding of my case with only a few days to prepare. Kris took the time to explain the intricacy's of the legal process to me and answer any questions I had. The eventual settlement was much better than I had expected. I truly believe that I would not have received such a good outcome had Kris not been representing me. If anyone I knew were in need of an employment law specialist, I would strongly recommend they use Hall and Payne lawyers.
Five stars - no comment
Cale and Jaclyn make a great team! I was in all sorts of trouble from a serious motorcycle accident and wasn't able to return to my previous duties. Cale and Jackie sorted things out promptly. Cale and his team bent over backwards for me and had my best interests at hand!!! I will definitly will be reccomending them to people I know and in future and I will be using them for all my future legal matters! If there was a 6 star option, I would of chosen that instead of the 5!!! Thanks again guys for your help, VERY much appreciated!!! I felt very secure with this firm! Ian Simpson.
Very professional and supportive law firm. Responsive and courteous, highly recommend their services.
My lawyer Kris and her team - was exactly what my case needed. Kris is beyond knowledgeable and is a strong and confident personality that I would not like to be up against in a court room - and because of that she was able to find success at conciliation instead.
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
It was a absolute pleasure to deal with and watch such professionals at work. Our experience was very top class and very highly recommended.
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