Kalina Pyra

Senior Associate

I was inspired to become a lawyer by my desire to help people and my interest in justice.

Kalina joined Hall Payne’s employment and industrial relations team in 2016, bringing significant experience to the team as a medical and general litigation expert. She was admitted to legal practice in Queensland in 1991.

“I was inspired to become a lawyer by my desire to help people and my interest in justice.”

In her work at Hall Payne, Kalina helps nurses and midwives respond to complaints about their conduct, health or performance to the, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Health Ombudsman.

“The best part of my job is being able to give my clients the news that their disciplinary matter has been successfully completed and there will be no further action taken against them. I feel like I’m telling them they’ve won the lotto. Calling clients with that sort of news, makes my day.”

Kalina’s experience dealing with complex legal matters spanning government and the private sector, includes 18 years in the health area representing clients in disciplinary matters, coronial inquests and complaints to the HQCC, AHPRA and Health Ombudsman.

She has also worked as a plaintiff lawyer giving her a keen insight into the drivers of litigation in this area.

Kalina is a member of the Medicolegal Society of Queensland and the Queensland Law Society.

Outside work, Kalina is passionate about writing, gardening, painting and spending time with her family.

Reviews for Hall Payne Brisbane

17 Sep 2021  Google Karen J

Incredibly supportive, professional, competent and individualised services provided by this firm. I can’t recommend them highly enough. Juliana and Linda M have provided invaluable support that went above and beyond while also providing me with the best representation I could hope for. Highly recommended

07 Sep 2021  Google Gary B

When I had some difficulty with a work issue I had to use a Lawyer for the first time and was recommended Kris Birch was wonderful. She was honest and gave me the advice and spent time talking me through all the finer details of the issue.

Kris helped me get the best result and would definitely recommend Kris and if I need to, I would definitely use her legal brain again. Thank You Kris

31 Aug 2021  Google Glenn H

5 star review

10 Aug 2021  Google Joseph T

Leanne has helped my family and me through the AAT review. She has displayed professionalism in her work and always offered true and genuine advices. Her experiences with the AAT has also helped and guided us in many possible ways that you can imagine. It would be daunting without her assistance along the way. Great thank you to Leanne and her firm.

09 Jul 2021  Google Matthew T

After injuring my back at work, Hall Payne Lawyers helped me to lodge two TPD claims with two different insurers; both claims were accepted and paid. Without their assistance, I do not believe either claim would have been successful.

When making a TPD claim, there are many pitfalls and traps for the uninitiated to fall into. Simple mistakes can lead to a claim being delayed or rejected. In my opinion, it really is worth paying for the assistance of an experienced professional (especially when their services are offered on a "no win, no fee" basis). Also, in light of the amount of work they put into my claims, I believe Hall Payne's professional fees were very reasonable.

I am highly satisfied with the assistance I received from Hall Payne Lawyers. I have no hesitation in recommending their services to anyone ill or injured who is considering lodging a TPD claim.

24 Jun 2021  Google Michele T

The whole team at Hall Payne Lawyers were exceptional. From first enquirey, legal support and follow up, plus acounts. Jennifer was very helpful and gave me advice that resulted in a successfull outcome early in a dispute and helped avoid further heartache.

I would highly recommend their service as early as possible in any dispute to set you on the right path. Thankyou to the whole team.

19 Jun 2021  Google Sophie P

I engaged Hall Payne Lawyers to represent me in my employment dispute. Ellie Bassingthwaite was faultless in her advice, her patience and her genuine care and concern for me as her client. I would have no hesitation in recommending Hall Payne or in using them again if I find myself in a similar situation.

16 Jun 2021  Google Raelene S

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What happens when conditions are imposed on a health practitioners’ registration?

What happens when conditions are imposed on a health practitioners’ registration?

Despite a health practitioner’s best efforts, sometimes conditions may still be imposed upon their registration by a Health Practitioner National Board via AHPRA or the Office of the Health Ombudsman in Queensland.

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