Megan Stanley

Principal Solicitor

My clients are deserving and honest. They come to me to help prove wrongdoing.

Megan Stanley brings extensive experience in personal compensation law to Hall Payne’s Brisbane office. She initially worked in regional Queensland before obtaining a position in a large UK legal practice. 

In the UK she gained exposure to a range of legal matters, including personal compensation litigation.

Since returning home, Megan has continued to practice solely in personal compensation law; an area of litigation about which she remains passionate.

“My clients are deserving and honest,” she says.

“They come to me to help prove wrongdoing.”

Megan is committed to achieving the best outcome for her clients. In many cases, this requires strong negotiation to settle a matter out of court.

“My goal is to obtain an appropriate settlement so my clients can take control of their lives, and make the choices that are right for them.”

Megan is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, the Supreme Court of England and Wales, and the High Court of Australia.  She is a member of the Queensland Law Society and Australian Lawyers Alliance.

In Megan’s free time, the outdoors beckons. She loves motorcycle riding, climbing, hiking and camping and also enjoys socialising with friends over great food and wine.

Reviews for Hall Payne Brisbane

30 Nov 2023  Google Tracy N

Excellent lawyers, would recommend these lawyers to anyone and everyone. Great communication between them and their clients. Excellent work 👏 thank you for working with us 😊

02 Nov 2023  Google Irina O

Hall Payne Lawyers are a guiding light when you have to deal with a difficult situation such as the loss of a loved one. Philip and Tammy did an amazing job organising our late father's estate for us.

Thank you so much for all of your hard work. We highly recommend Hall Payne Lawyers.

28 Sep 2023  Google Louis A

I recently requested legal advice and representation from Hall Payne Lawyers and was fortunate to have Philip Anthony representing my case. The whole experience with HPL was very positive, incl. good communication, competitive legal fees and overall a very good result after proceedings were completed.

Philip Anthony is a professional and highly experienced solicitor and is a valuable member of the HPL team. I am confident in recommending him, without hesitation.

30 Aug 2023  Google A.E

I am very impressed with Hall Payne Lawyers performance and qualifications. They have helped me in two cases.

First one was a serious issue at work, which may have been resulted in redundancy. It was overruled in a proper way.

Second time I asked for assistance with the Workplace COVID Vaxx mandates, holding a legitimate vaccine exemption. I am still not fully vaccinated (one dose only) and yet I maintained my employment in a Healthcare setting visiting and servicing labs and hospitals as a service engineer across QLD.

Hall Payne lawyers are not the cheapest ones but I am very happy with the outcomes and it is totally worth it! Highly recommend and appreciate their legal advice. Thanks a lot.

11 Aug 2023  Google Mahdiyeh A

5-star rating  

09 Aug 2023  Email Anonymous

It was a great pleasure for me to have Jennifer and dear Ms Virne as my Lawyers in this process.

I would like to express my most sincere gratitude to you and dear Juliana as my esteemed lawyers.

I wish all the best for you.

19 Jul 2023  Google Mark P
I have found HPL to be a thoroughly professional and considerate legal firm to deal with. They listen and they support your needs with empathy and prowess. Highly recommended.
13 Jul 2023  Google Harley M

Kris Birch and the team at Hall Payne Lawyers were amazing when I required their services for a stressfull employment matter recently.

Kris and Maddy were down to earth, a wealth of knowlege and very attentive to the details that gave me the trust and confidence in Kris that ultimately ended with her dominating the proceedings in impressive fashion.

Thanks again Kris and the team at Hall Payne Lawyers for the great result 👍 👏

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Abuse victim awarded $12 million in damages after nightclub assault

Abuse victim awarded $12 million in damages after nightclub assault

We explore the case of Mr Leonard, a man who suffered life changing physical and mental disabilities as a result of an assault after an altercation with a nightclub bouncer in Hobart in 2014. Mr Leonard sued the bouncer and the employer of the bouncer, and was awarded over $12,000,000 compensation.

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Beaumaris Primary School child sexual abuse inquiry expands

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The Victorian Government’s Board of Inquiry into child sexual abuse claims in Beaumaris Primary School and other government schools has taken a significant turn as it expands its scope to include six additional schools and uncovers allegations against two previously unnamed teachers.

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What does the court consider in a stay of proceedings application?

Child abuse claims - can they be thrown out of court?

In this article we will consider what is a ‘stay of proceedings’ and look at what a court might consider to grant an application for a permanent stay of proceedings in child abuse claims.

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Alleged sexual abuse by Launceston nurse

Emerging history of Launceston nurse’s acts of sexual abuse

Launceston nurse, James 'Jim' Griffin has been charged by Tasmania Police with more than a dozen offences related to child sexual abuse. We believe there may be a basis to allege that the departments and organisations involved, breached their duty of care.

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