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

16 May 2024  Google Kelvin Z

I cannot recommend Hall Payne Lawyers highly enough.

Throughout my case, Alexandra was incredibly responsive, always available to answer my questions and provide updates. She took the time to explain complex legal concepts in a way that was easy to understand, ensuring I felt comfortable and informed every step of the way.

Alexandra’s professionalism, attention to detail, and strategic thinking were key in achieving a favorable outcome for my case.

15 May 2024  Google Sepulona

Ellie and her team at Hall Payne Lawyers were an absolute lifeline during a challenging legal process. From the moment they started working, I felt understood and supported.

Ellie's sensitivity to my feelings made all the difference as she guided me through every step of the journey.

Hall Payne Lawyers expertise and dedication ensured that I felt empowered and informed throughout. I can't thank Ellie and her team enough for their professionalism, empathy, and unwavering support.

01 May 2024  Google Telisa L

I was referred to by a friend and I don’t regret it, thanks for help and work that your team out in!

21 Mar 2024  Google William G

Very highly recommend !

Jaclyn Green and Cale Fryer were very understanding and supportive. They showed empathy and compassion and I felt very comfortable opening up to them about my case and how I was feeling at different stages throughout my case.

Cale was very personal and I knew that he genuinely cared about my health first and foremost. Very professional approach to my case and very reassuring. After every conversation I had with Cale I felt more and more confident that my case was going to have a good outcome which in the end it did.

I have told many people about my experience and the satisfaction I felt at the end of my case after working with the team at Hall Payne Lawyers. I highly recommend the professional team at Hall Payne Lawyers.

20 Mar 2024  Google Janenne B

Leanne Taylor was of great assistance and instrumental in the successful sponsorship and employment of our newest team member.

I highly recommend Leanne for guidance and assistance during this process and will utilise her services should we pursue sponsorship of future employees.

19 Mar 2024  Google Matt L

Kris Birch and Luke Forsyth, and all of the team at Hall Payne helped me navigate a very difficult matter in a capable and compassionate way. I am very grateful for their expertise and care resulting in an excellent outcome.

01 Mar 2024  Google Kylie B

We had a very pleasing experience with Cale from Hall Payne Lawyers. Going through a personal injury matter is stressful but I always felt confident with Hall Payne. They were extremely informative, supportive and reassured us when we needed it.

Over all I highly recommend them for any matter. Thankyou Cale and Jaclyn

29 Feb 2024  Google Niomi C

I had reached out to the team at Hall Payne and was so lucky to have Jessie help me. She was professional and amiable but more importantly got the job done effectively and kept me in the loop along the way.

Making a crappy situation with a dodgy car yard a much easier situation to deal with! Thank you 😊

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Systemic failures in preventing abuse in Victorian schools

Systemic failures in preventing abuse in Victorian schools

In a harrowing inquiry into child sex abuse at Victorian state primary schools, survivor stories of heartbreak and devastation have emerged. The focal point of this investigation is Beaumaris Primary School, however, the inquiry is looking at 24 schools where four alleged perpetrators worked over 40 years.

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Abuse compensation due to negligence of sporting associations

Abuse compensation due to negligence of sporting associations

In the realm of sports, the revelation, in late 2023, surrounding Perth Wildcat Kendal “Tiny” Pinder exposes the unsettling reality of sporting “heroes”. Pinder’s on-court success overshadowed his off-court predatory actions and now, former Wildcat’s owner, Bob Williams, faces a groundbreaking civil action for failing to protect young fans from Pinder’s predatory actions.

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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

Beaumaris Primary School child sexual abuse inquiry expands

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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