Madeleine O’Brien


Madeleine O’Brien is a Solicitor in Hall Payne’s employment and industrial relations team.

Madeleine is passionate about pursuing justice for ordinary workers.

“I joined Hall Payne because I wanted to be part of a firm that protects the rights of workers and their families.”

Through her work on disputes in the health, financial services, construction and resources sectors, Madeleine has developed a broad commercial awareness and insight into a variety of industries and regulatory environments. She has also completed internships at the Young Workers Centre and the Association of Employees with Disability.

“Employment disputes can be stressful and complex. It’s satisfying to be able to assist deserving clients to access their rights and entitlements and achieve good outcomes.”

Before joining Hall Payne, Madeleine worked in the employment and industrial practice of a national law firm where she gained exposure to a breadth of individual employment and industrial disputes, regulatory inquiries and investigations.

Madeleine is a member of the Industrial Relations Society of Victoria, Victorian Women Lawyers and the Law Institute of Victoria.

In her spare time, Madeleine enjoys reading, collecting records and travelling. She also volunteers at West Justice Community Legal Centre and with Liberty Victoria’s Rights Advocacy Project.

Reviews for Hall Payne Melbourne

29 Mar 2022  Email H.M

Madeleine, thank you for your time this morning. You were so clear and knowledgeable with your advice, it was very helpful to me. Many thanks also for your kind manner, and please pass on my thanks to Brooke for organising the meeting. I just wanted to add that I found Hall Payne to be such a friendly and efficient firm, and would recommend them to anyone.

29 Mar 2022  Email S.M

Hello Madeleine and Brooke

Thank you so much for your email. It is so great to hear from AHPRA that their investigation is closed. Thank you so much for assisting in my case and I really appreciate the efforts and time spent on my case. I am very grateful to the Hall Payne Team and their timely response and understanding of the psychological toll of my case and for providing good support. 

02 Sep 2021  Facebook Jamie S

Very professional, check for the best possible outcome, very patent and well mannered. Thanks for great job so far Madeleine and Brooke

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Recent Blogs by Madeleine

ETU NSW members win at Sydney Trains

Union win for ETU members at Sydney Trains

The ETU NSW has had a substantial win for its members at Sydney Trains in relation to safety concerns with their 500 light vehicle fleet.

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