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 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 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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