Paul Spoto


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 is also able to assist clients in criminal matters.

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

24 Jun 2022  Google Tricia L.R

Incredibly astute, responsive and knowledgable service, with a very strong compass guided by social justice

13 Jun 2022  Google Stephen F

Kris was great, She gave us confidence and calmness in a horrible experience. Thank you.

13 Jun 2022  Google Samuel G

Thank you so much Hall and Payne Lawyers for your assistance with my affairs. Leanne and Shirley took care of my matters with professionalism and awesome service.

To have these guys on your side when you are at your wits end provided me with peace of mind and the opportunity to live a better life due to my successful claims. I could not have done it without their help. Thank you Hall and Payne! 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

31 May 2022  Google Pili R

It was a pleasure to deal with Hall Payne Lawyers for our personal wills.

In particular Mr. Ian Kelly who made it easy to navigate through the documents and interacted with us to suit our needs.

20 May 2022  Google Mel C

In my late 30’s self employed professional, I fell from grace, bankrupt, lost my health, my career and my marriage. Hall Payne was the shining light for me through these very dark times, the better part of 5 years in which they took the helm and left no stone unturned.

The result: three successful claims (2TPD & 1IP) the best possible outcome and an absolutely outstanding law firm to deal with. Special thanks to Leanne: Her diligence to handle all the complexities that occurred along the way was infallible and I am forever grateful for her support. Highly Recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

19 May 2022  Google Jillian F

5 star review

05 May 2022  Google Roger K

I am very pleased to write a review for this firm. When you need help everything seems so complicated. These wonderful lawyers make you feel at ease with real advice from a caring base that is easy to understand. Professionals that care, that says it all.

20 Apr 2022  Facebook Bronwen G
Alexander Williams dealt with my Work Place employment issue. He was extremely knowledgeable and professional and achieved the desired outcome

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Recent Blogs by Paul

Provisional drivers licence restrictions in Queensland

Provisional driver’s licence restrictions in Queensland

How do the red and green P plates restrict you in Queensland? As a new driver, it is imperative that you are aware of the numerous restrictions that will apply when you have your provisional licence.

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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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