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.