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 Jan 2022  Google Robyn P

Thank you Jessica Hodge! What a superstar! My experience with Jessica and Hall Payne was at all times one of dealing with consummate professionals.

Jessica over delivered at every turn. She provided solid, pragmatic advice and is sharp as a tack! She saw me through to the Qld Industrial Relations Commission and with her impeccable guidance I received a positive outcome. More importantly to me, I felt validated and vindicated.

29 Nov 2021  Google Kerry C

I had a complex employment matter that had to go initially to the Fair Work Commission. My lawyer Luke Tiley was in every sense awesome in his advocacy, swift & incisive in his response, professional and incredibly talented as an employment lawyer.

I would definitely recommend this firm, and especially Luke Tiley for any employment matter you may have. 5 stars plus.

16 Oct 2021  Facebook Jason N
I had a tough case against opponents with much deeper pockets than myself. I contacted other law firms that you see advertising. They all said my case was either two difficult or I did not have a case at all. By chance Megan Stanley of Hall Payne solicitors was recommended. Megan looked at my case and said she would be happy to act for me. In the end I was awarded a favourable settlement. Megan and her team make you feel from the outset that she is a top level solicitor with a very capable team backing her. I would not hesitate to recommend Hall Payne to anyone. Thanks again for everything, job well done. Jason.
28 Sep 2021  Google Tommy A

Thank you Cale Fryer and Hall Payne Lawyers for the professional service and getting a successful claim in 1st Queensland hard metal exposure. Regards, Tommy A

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.

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Recent Blogs by Kalina

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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