Kathryn Lohman

Solicitor

Kathryn is a solicitor at Hall Payne, working in Brisbane’s employment and industrial relations team.

Kathryn is admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. She is also a current Registered Nurse.

Prior to joining Hall Payne, Kathryn worked as a law clerk in criminal law while completing her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. During this time, she also volunteered at various community legal centres including, Salvos Legal.

These experiences allowed Kathryn to develop a deep understanding of how the law can impact lives and the importance of fairness and justice in facilitating the protection and advancement of human rights.

Before joining the legal profession, Kathryn worked as a Perioperative Registered Nurse specialising in neurosurgical and orthopaedic trauma. She spent 8 years in nursing, in both Australia and abroad. . Kathryn also served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Nursing Corp of the Australian Army and is a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

Through her experience as a Registered Nurse, Kathryn has become very proficient in dealing with highly stressful and complex situations. As a lawyer, she draws on many of her attributes from her nursing career, including her compassion, critical thinking and effective communication.

Kathryn is a passionate advocate and gains great professional and personal satisfaction in helping others achieve success.

Outside of work, Kathryn enjoys singing, writing fiction, escaping to the country and spending time with her children.

Recent Blogs by Kathryn

Should I be paid for my work experience or internship

Should I be paid for work experience?

Many purported work experience schemes, or to use the du jour word “internships” are unlawful and little more than schemes by which your labour is obtained without payment.

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Is a Restraint of Trade clause in my employment contract fully enforceable?

Is a Restraint of Trade clause in my employment contract fully enforceable?

Strictly speaking, restraint of trade clauses are not fully enforceable. Under the common law doctrine of restraint of trade clauses, such clauses are presumed to be void and unenforceable as contrary to public policy.

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My employment contract has a Restraint of Trade. How do I ensure it’s reasonable?

My employment contract has a Restraint of Trade. How do I ensure it’s reasonable?

A restraint of trade clause in an employment contract is intended to operate as a provision which seeks to restrain an employee’s capacity to undertake work during or after the termination of the employment.

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