Meghann Papa


Meghann Papa is an Associate in Hall Payne’s employment and industrial relations team in our Sydney office. She is admitted to both the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia.

Meghann grew up in an environment of strong social justice values and was instilled with a belief in fighting for your rights when faced with injustices.

Before joining Hall Payne, Meghann worked at a private employment law firm in Sydney, representing employees. She also worked in the trade union movement as an Industrial Officer with the Australian Maritime Officers Union and Transport Workers Union.

In these roles, Meghann has stood up for the rights of employees in achieving fair and equitable outcomes in a broad range of areas including:

  • wage recovery;
  • workplace and industry disputes;
  • unfair dismissals;
  • general protections;
  • discrimination; and
  • contract and enterprise agreement negotiations.

Working in employment law and industrial relations has allowed Meghann to continue contributing to social justice, along with improving the lives of workers and their families.

Meghann is a member of the New South Wales Law Society.

In her spare time, Meghann enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

Reviews for Hall Payne Sydney

18 Aug 2023  Google Paul M

5-star rating

21 May 2023  Email Nadine

To Joe and Brooke 

After suffering a work place injury with my employer, one of the largest multi national companies in the world, didn’t waste time in making life very difficult for me, started to attack my workplace rights as well as given me unreasonable directions. 

This is when I meet Joe Kennedy from Hall Payne. 

Joe was understanding and compassionate about my position but most importantly he was absolutely honest on where I was at. 

Over the next 3 years Joe helped me manoeuvre the many legal and industrial mine fields that was laid out before me. He always offered the best options. Joe  listened to my concerns and desired outcomes and set about achieving those for me. 

Personally I can’t thank Joe enough for all the hard work he has done, no matter what time of day or night Joe would always reply to my messages, emails and calls and delivering the best possible outcome given the circumstances. 

Without Joe I wouldn’t have stood a chance against the Goliath I worked for. Joe is most definitely the man to have in your corner. 

Thank you Brooke for all your help over the last few years too such a amazing firm.

Kind regards, Nadine

23 Feb 2023  Google Mark D

I would highly recommend Tim and Luke at Hall Payne. Not only did they provide expert advice and representation, but were understanding of the emotional stress of the situation and showed genuine care and compassion.

07 Feb 2023  Google Bec

I highly recommend Hall and Payne. Tim gave me sound, expert legal advice and the matter was settled very quickly with a positive outcome. The professional approach of all of the staff helped to expedite the outcome and to avoid the stress of a protracted process. Thank you to all involved.

17 Jan 2023  Google Mike O

Excellent, valuable and prompt advice from Tim Grellman in the area of employment law. Thank you Tim.

05 Dec 2022  Google Ivo D

I would highly recommend the team at Hall Payne Lawyers to support you and deal with those unreasonable non compete enforcement orders from the previous employer. Luke, Tim and the team are very thorough in their approach to keep you calm and optimistic of a favourable process. My advice is to be prepared to do some detailed work yourself to assist the team put together a rock solid case against these orders.

Hall Payne were referred to me after some serious searching....quoting "you want these guys in your corner" for these matters.

Very happy with their work and the outcome.

11 Nov 2022  Google Edwin V

Hi; I was issued with a Court Attendance notice; so through my Union traffic fund was contacted with Hall Payne Lawyers to take over my case and had Time Grellman to represent me and take to Court;

From beginning Tim gave me confidence in communicating via email, phone calls and lately in person; all this communications were very satisfactory and answers professionally and right away, then the day in Court he look after me,

I am very happy with his professionalism and personality not to mention the outcome. Thanks Tim and Hall Payne Lawyers

09 Nov 2022  Google Alex R

Excellent and professional service, very helpful and use your time and money respectfully and thoughtfully.

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Recent Blogs by Meghann

Paid and unpaid parental leave entitlements in Australia

Parental leave entitlements in Australia

The parental leave system in Australia consists of a combination of entitlements, including unpaid parental leave, government-funded paid parental leave and employer-funded parental leave. These entitlements are available for employees upon the birth or adoption of a child.

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Paid family and domestic violence leave entitlements from 2023

Paid family and domestic violence leave entitlements from 2023

New paid family and domestic violence leave comes into effect on 1 February 2023 for employers with more than 15 employees and on 1 August 2023, for employers with less than 15 employees.

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Employee rights to convert from casual to permanent employment

Employee rights to convert from casual to permanent employment

This article explores when an employer is required to make an offer of casual conversion and when an employee has a right to request conversion from casual employment to permanent employment.

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Greenfields agreements must only be for a genuine new enterprise

Fair Work Commission decision to approve a greenfields agreement quashed by the Federal Court

The Federal Court quashes a decision of the Fair Work Commission to approve a greenfields agreement between Busways and TWU on the basis that it is not a ‘genuine new enterprise’.

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