“Imagination allows you to find solutions others haven't thought of.”
John Payne was a founding partner of Hall Payne in 1991 and he is one of Queensland’s most experienced and respected industrial relations lawyers, having many years ago been recognised by Doyle’s Guide as pre-eminent. John has spent 40 years assisting unions and community organisations with their diverse legal needs.
John identifies firstly as a trade unionist and then a lawyer, and brings these principles to his practice.
His expertise is highly sought across Australia, working with organisational clients in governance, compliance, constitutions and structures. He is called in to answer the complex questions.
John is also experienced at drafting sophisticated employment instruments, contracts, merger agreements and operating agreements. He has previously lectured in workplace health and safety law at QUT.
He is currently a Director of the Alzheimer’s Association of Queensland, Byron Aged Care Ltd and a board member of the Prostate Awareness Association, Qld. John was formerly the Secretary, for many years, of the Queensland Industrial Relations Society and following his retirement from that office, was awarded life membership.
John is proudly a life member of the QLD Services Union, for which he worked as an industrial officer in the 1980’s. Recently John has also been awarded life membership of the national Australia Services Union (ASU) and has now continuously acted for the union for four decades.
Reviews for Hall Payne Brisbane
Excellent lawyers, would recommend these lawyers to anyone and everyone. Great communication between them and their clients. Excellent work 👏 thank you for working with us 😊
Hall Payne Lawyers are a guiding light when you have to deal with a difficult situation such as the loss of a loved one. Philip and Tammy did an amazing job organising our late father's estate for us.
Thank you so much for all of your hard work. We highly recommend Hall Payne Lawyers.
I recently requested legal advice and representation from Hall Payne Lawyers and was fortunate to have Philip Anthony representing my case. The whole experience with HPL was very positive, incl. good communication, competitive legal fees and overall a very good result after proceedings were completed.
Philip Anthony is a professional and highly experienced solicitor and is a valuable member of the HPL team. I am confident in recommending him, without hesitation.
I am very impressed with Hall Payne Lawyers performance and qualifications. They have helped me in two cases.
First one was a serious issue at work, which may have been resulted in redundancy. It was overruled in a proper way.
Second time I asked for assistance with the Workplace COVID Vaxx mandates, holding a legitimate vaccine exemption. I am still not fully vaccinated (one dose only) and yet I maintained my employment in a Healthcare setting visiting and servicing labs and hospitals as a service engineer across QLD.
Hall Payne lawyers are not the cheapest ones but I am very happy with the outcomes and it is totally worth it! Highly recommend and appreciate their legal advice. Thanks a lot.
It was a great pleasure for me to have Jennifer and dear Ms Virne as my Lawyers in this process.
I would like to express my most sincere gratitude to you and dear Juliana as my esteemed lawyers.
I wish all the best for you.
Kris Birch and the team at Hall Payne Lawyers were amazing when I required their services for a stressfull employment matter recently.
Kris and Maddy were down to earth, a wealth of knowlege and very attentive to the details that gave me the trust and confidence in Kris that ultimately ended with her dominating the proceedings in impressive fashion.
Thanks again Kris and the team at Hall Payne Lawyers for the great result 👍 👏