Megan Stanley

Senior Associate

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

17 Jan 2022  Google Robyn P

Thank you Jessica Hodge! What a superstar! My experience with Jessica and Hall Payne was at all times one of dealing with consummate professionals.

Jessica over delivered at every turn. She provided solid, pragmatic advice and is sharp as a tack! She saw me through to the Qld Industrial Relations Commission and with her impeccable guidance I received a positive outcome. More importantly to me, I felt validated and vindicated.

29 Nov 2021  Google Kerry C

I had a complex employment matter that had to go initially to the Fair Work Commission. My lawyer Luke Tiley was in every sense awesome in his advocacy, swift & incisive in his response, professional and incredibly talented as an employment lawyer.

I would definitely recommend this firm, and especially Luke Tiley for any employment matter you may have. 5 stars plus.

16 Oct 2021  Facebook Jason N
I had a tough case against opponents with much deeper pockets than myself. I contacted other law firms that you see advertising. They all said my case was either two difficult or I did not have a case at all. By chance Megan Stanley of Hall Payne solicitors was recommended. Megan looked at my case and said she would be happy to act for me. In the end I was awarded a favourable settlement. Megan and her team make you feel from the outset that she is a top level solicitor with a very capable team backing her. I would not hesitate to recommend Hall Payne to anyone. Thanks again for everything, job well done. Jason.
28 Sep 2021  Google Tommy A

Thank you Cale Fryer and Hall Payne Lawyers for the professional service and getting a successful claim in 1st Queensland hard metal exposure. Regards, Tommy A

17 Sep 2021  Google Karen J

Incredibly supportive, professional, competent and individualised services provided by this firm. I can’t recommend them highly enough. Juliana and Linda M have provided invaluable support that went above and beyond while also providing me with the best representation I could hope for. Highly recommended

07 Sep 2021  Google Gary B

When I had some difficulty with a work issue I had to use a Lawyer for the first time and was recommended Kris Birch was wonderful. She was honest and gave me the advice and spent time talking me through all the finer details of the issue.

Kris helped me get the best result and would definitely recommend Kris and if I need to, I would definitely use her legal brain again. Thank You Kris

31 Aug 2021  Google Glenn H

5 star review

10 Aug 2021  Google Joseph T

Leanne has helped my family and me through the AAT review. She has displayed professionalism in her work and always offered true and genuine advices. Her experiences with the AAT has also helped and guided us in many possible ways that you can imagine. It would be daunting without her assistance along the way. Great thank you to Leanne and her firm.

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Recent Blogs by Megan

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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Difference between a common law claim and the national redress scheme for victims of childhood abuse.

Achieving the best compensation for survivors of childhood abuse

Historically, the lasting consequences of child abuse, particularly (PTSD, has prevented survivors throughout Australia from accessing the compensation they rightfully deserve. In this article, we look at the primary differences between compensation via the National Redress Scheme and a common law claim due to someone else’s negligence.

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Can I quit my job while on workers compensation?

Can I quit my job while on workers compensation?

While you can resign while on workers compensation, it is extremely important to understand that resignation may affect your entitlements. You should ensure you obtain legal advice before resigning.

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