Seane Shalev


Seané is a dedicated solicitor working in the personal compensation team in Brisbane. She graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 2017 with a Bachler of Laws and completed her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice in 2018. She was admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2019.

Seané commenced her legal career as a personal injury paralegal in 2013. She gained significant experience working in boutique, mid-tier, and government legal firms. Over that time, Seané has developed a keen interest in plaintiff personal compensation law and wills and estates.

Seané was drawn to personal compensation law through her desire to help people through the hardships that life presents. She thoroughly enjoys engaging with clients through the claims process and takes pride in her practical and empathetic approach to problem solving for each client’s individual needs. She ensures her clients receive all the support they need to achieve the best outcome.

Seané understands there is no one-size-fits-all approach to personal compensation claims. Through her exposure to clients from a multitude of industries and matter types, including injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident, workers’ compensation, public liability and TPD claims, Seané has guided clients to successful outcomes while ensuring they receive all the support they need. 

She is passionate about promoting access to justice and legal services in the community and has been an active participant in LawRight’s Queensland Legal Walk since 2016.    

Outside the law, Seané is interested in hiking, attending art and cultural events, and learning the Japanese language.

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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