Chris Fraser


Chris commenced with Hall Payne Lawyers in 2021 and works alongside John Payne and Dale Blackmore, assisting in matters of corporate governance, compliance and regulation, industrial relations, and employment.

Chris’ keen interest in corporate governance and industrial law is what attracted him to Hall Payne Lawyers.

“Hall Payne has an exemplary reputation for their expertise in these areas and working with pre-eminent John Payne is very rewarding”

Before joining Hall Payne Lawyers, Chris spent four years working for the Finance Sector Union following an extensive career in private and commercial banking.

During his time with Hall Payne Lawyers, Chris has worked closely with the industrial team of the Electrical Trades Union (ETU) and with the charity PTSD Dogs.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys reading in the areas of politics and public international law, along with spending time with family and friends.

Reviews for Hall Payne Brisbane

09 Jul 2024  Google Sharon C

Leanne recently helped me settle a matter I would never have been able to deal with on my own, due to multiple medical conditions. She was professional, gentle, helpful, supportive and explained the process clearly. The time frame was realistic and was actually over more quickly than expected.

I would recommend their services highly.

16 May 2024  Google Kelvin Z

I cannot recommend Hall Payne Lawyers highly enough.

Throughout my case, Alexandra was incredibly responsive, always available to answer my questions and provide updates. She took the time to explain complex legal concepts in a way that was easy to understand, ensuring I felt comfortable and informed every step of the way.

Alexandra’s professionalism, attention to detail, and strategic thinking were key in achieving a favorable outcome for my case.

15 May 2024  Google Sepulona

Ellie and her team at Hall Payne Lawyers were an absolute lifeline during a challenging legal process. From the moment they started working, I felt understood and supported.

Ellie's sensitivity to my feelings made all the difference as she guided me through every step of the journey.

Hall Payne Lawyers expertise and dedication ensured that I felt empowered and informed throughout. I can't thank Ellie and her team enough for their professionalism, empathy, and unwavering support.

01 May 2024  Google Telisa L

I was referred to by a friend and I don’t regret it, thanks for help and work that your team out in!

21 Mar 2024  Google William G

Very highly recommend !

Jaclyn Green and Cale Fryer were very understanding and supportive. They showed empathy and compassion and I felt very comfortable opening up to them about my case and how I was feeling at different stages throughout my case.

Cale was very personal and I knew that he genuinely cared about my health first and foremost. Very professional approach to my case and very reassuring. After every conversation I had with Cale I felt more and more confident that my case was going to have a good outcome which in the end it did.

I have told many people about my experience and the satisfaction I felt at the end of my case after working with the team at Hall Payne Lawyers. I highly recommend the professional team at Hall Payne Lawyers.

20 Mar 2024  Google Janenne B

Leanne Taylor was of great assistance and instrumental in the successful sponsorship and employment of our newest team member.

I highly recommend Leanne for guidance and assistance during this process and will utilise her services should we pursue sponsorship of future employees.

19 Mar 2024  Google Matt L

Kris Birch and Luke Forsyth, and all of the team at Hall Payne helped me navigate a very difficult matter in a capable and compassionate way. I am very grateful for their expertise and care resulting in an excellent outcome.

01 Mar 2024  Google Kylie B

We had a very pleasing experience with Cale from Hall Payne Lawyers. Going through a personal injury matter is stressful but I always felt confident with Hall Payne. They were extremely informative, supportive and reassured us when we needed it.

Over all I highly recommend them for any matter. Thankyou Cale and Jaclyn

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How social media outside the workplace can impact your employment

How social media outside the workplace can impact your employment

Social media outside of working hours can serve as a platform for problematic behaviour. Instances of bullying, vilification, discrimination, and harassment frequently manifest on social media platforms. Employees should be aware that their rights and responsibilities in respect of social media use may extend beyond the workplace.

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Can I register my organisation as a public benevolent institution?

Can I register my organisation as a public benevolent institution?

Obtaining public benevolent institution registration is highly desired by many organisations due to its provision of specific tax concessions, such as fringe benefit tax exemptions, and potential for increased access to government funding. Not all charities may be registered as a PBI and determining eligibility requires a careful examination of an organisation's purpose, structure, and operations.

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Company limited by guarantee vs incorporated association for not-for-profit organisations

Company limited by guarantee vs incorporated association for not-for-profit organisations

For many not-for-profit and non-trading organisations, choosing the right legal structure will often narrow down to a trust, incorporated association or company limited by guarantee.

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Registering a charity in Australia

Registering a charity in Australia

Charities that register with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission can access a range of benefits. However, obtaining the correct registration can be complex.

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