Paul Spoto

Solicitor

I am proud to have assisted both white collar and blue collar members in ensuring their rights in the workplace were recognised and their hard fought employment conditions were not eroded.

Having been a Union Organiser and Industrial Officer in a career spanning over 20 years in industrial relations, Paul Spoto has always had a passion for the protection of workers’ rights. He works in our employment and industrial team.

“I am proud to have assisted both white collar and blue collar members in ensuring their rights in the workplace are recognised and their hard fought employment conditions are not eroded.”

Paul began working at Hall Payne as a Research Clerk in 2014, whilst completing his law degree.  Admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court in 2017, Paul has worked in the firm’s employment and industrial relations and wills and estates teams.

Paul’s role at Hall Payne sees him assist nurses and midwives respond to complaints about their conduct, health or performance to the Health Quality and Complaints Commission (HQCC), AHPRA and the Health Ombudsman as well as assisting clients with their criminal law needs.

Paul is a current member of the Queensland Law Society.

Outside of work, Paul enjoys time with his family, watching football and going to the gym.

Reviews for Hall Payne Brisbane

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.

09 Jul 2021  Google Matthew T

After injuring my back at work, Hall Payne Lawyers helped me to lodge two TPD claims with two different insurers; both claims were accepted and paid. Without their assistance, I do not believe either claim would have been successful.

When making a TPD claim, there are many pitfalls and traps for the uninitiated to fall into. Simple mistakes can lead to a claim being delayed or rejected. In my opinion, it really is worth paying for the assistance of an experienced professional (especially when their services are offered on a "no win, no fee" basis). Also, in light of the amount of work they put into my claims, I believe Hall Payne's professional fees were very reasonable.

I am highly satisfied with the assistance I received from Hall Payne Lawyers. I have no hesitation in recommending their services to anyone ill or injured who is considering lodging a TPD claim.

24 Jun 2021  Google Michele T

The whole team at Hall Payne Lawyers were exceptional. From first enquirey, legal support and follow up, plus acounts. Jennifer was very helpful and gave me advice that resulted in a successfull outcome early in a dispute and helped avoid further heartache.

I would highly recommend their service as early as possible in any dispute to set you on the right path. Thankyou to the whole team.

19 Jun 2021  Google Sophie P

I engaged Hall Payne Lawyers to represent me in my employment dispute. Ellie Bassingthwaite was faultless in her advice, her patience and her genuine care and concern for me as her client. I would have no hesitation in recommending Hall Payne or in using them again if I find myself in a similar situation.

16 Jun 2021  Google Raelene S

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Recent Blogs by Paul

Can my Attorney in my Enduring Power of Attorney receive gifts?

Enduring Power of Attorney and providing gifts to your attorney

Enduring Powers of Attorney allow you to appoint someone to act on your behalf should you be unable to do so. Any transactions with your Enduring Attorney or a relation, business associate or close friend of the attorney including gifts, raises a presumption of undue influence.

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Nursing & Midwifery Board decision to take no further action on health professional's registration

Nursing and Midwifery Board decision: no suspension of registration after serious criminal charge

Hall Payne recently acted for a member of the Queensland Nurses and Midwives Union who had action proposed to have their registration immediately suspended due to a serious assault charge.

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What happens if there is undue influence on a Will-maker?

Undue influence and coercive behaviour towards a Will-maker

All too prevalently we receive enquiries from family members who are suspicious that a vulnerable or elderly family member has been influenced or even bullied by a close relative or family member, to change their Will.

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Who can contest a Will?

Contesting a Will - who can challenge my Will?

Anyone having a Will done (and that should be everybody) should be aware of the potential consequences of leaving an eligible person, namely a spouse, child or dependent either out of the Will or with only a small share.

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