Jamie Byrne

Solicitor

Jamie Byrne is a solicitor at Hall Payne Lawyers, practicing in Criminal Law.

Jamie is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of South Australia as a barrister and solicitor, the High Court of Australia and is a member of the Queensland Law Society. His qualifications have been mutually recognised since 2009. He holds practice management qualifications and an unrestricted practising certificate as well as a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Although bandied about every day by lawyers, it really is about achieving the best possible result in a timely manner for the client in a range of criminal matters from traffic offences, domestic violence and assaults to the most serious indictable criminal offences.

Everybody deserves justice – it’s not a commodity nor a resource, but an inborn human entitlement”.

He trained as artist at the University of South Australia, graduating with first class honours and initially pursued a career as a sculptor, prior to becoming a solicitor. His approach to life and the law might best summed up in three (in)famous quotes

“The grave digger puts on the forceps”

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

As a practising sculptor before his life in the law, he still enjoys thinking about art, which serves him well for a holistic approach to the practice of law. Jamie has also trained in karate and ardently hopes to return to Japan at some point to continue that training. He’s actually recognised in 30 year old Japanese karate publications as an expert.

Recent Blogs by Jamie

Revenge porn – new Queensland laws set to come into play

Revenge porn – new Queensland laws set to come into play

Revenge porn includes activities involving the sharing or posting of sexually explicit images of another person without their consent. The distribution of intimate personal recordings of sexual activity has been the recent subject of ...

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Does my criminal record stay with me forever?

Does my criminal record stay with me forever?

If you’ve been convicted of a criminal offence, you will usually then have a criminal record. This can cause a variety of problems, many of which can rear their head…

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You, your mobile phone and the Queensland Police

You, your mobile phone and the Queensland Police

It’s been a common query in recent times; do the Police have the right to access content on your mobile phone? It’s not clear cut, but here’s our advice. Your…

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What happens when I plead guilty to my Magistrate’s Court charge?

What happens when I plead guilty to my Magistrate’s Court charge?

If you’ve been charged by Police and have a court hearing date in the Magistrate’s Court, you will have options to plead guilty or not guilty. It’s important that you…

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