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.