Shirley Baker

Senior Associate

I aim to find common ground and work with clients to achieve the best result.

Shirley Baker was a Principal at SA Baker and Associates when she joined Vanessa Brown to form the firm known as Brown & Baker Lawyers in 1995. When she joined Hall Payne in 2008, she brought 25 years’ experience to the firm in family law, wills and estates, conveyancing and leasing.

Shirley offers reasoned advice to clients and makes every effort to resolve disputes as swiftly and smoothly as possible.

“My clients come from all walks of life. They range from driven business owners to grieving relatives, and those caught up in marital splits.

I aim to find common ground and work with clients to achieve the best result.”

Shirley recalls one case as particularly satisfying. A case involving the living arrangements of a small child had been in and out of court for years until the father abducted the child and moved with the child to another town under assumed names.

“After five months the child was returned to her mother by police,” says Shirley.

“She could then obtain the court orders she needed for the child to live with her full time.”

Shirley’s law career began at Redbank Plains and later Ipswich, where she has lived most of her life. It was here she realised she wanted to be a lawyer, not a law firm secretary.

“I started my law degree then, and have never regretted the decision.”

When not at work, Shirley keeps busy organising ski trips and big family get-togethers.

Reviews for Hall Payne Ipswich

27 May 2022  Email Jane M

I can’t thank Shirley and her wonderful team at Hall Payne Lawyers Ipswich enough for the constant guidance, support and the eventual outcome of my court hearing. Shirley you can now take a bow… You presented my case to the barrister in such a professional, cut to the chase way that even the barrister couldn’t fault it!!!

You kept me focused on the end result in what was a very difficult case and it paid off. You went over and above in the level of effort, care and concern for over 2 stressful years. Such a mighty effort. I can highly recommend this team. An outcome I had only ever dared dream of. 🙏🙏🙏

18 May 2022  Google Steve C

Service is excellent , staff are very helpful they go above any beyond any other Lawyers we have ever dealt with

26 Aug 2021  Google James S

Great folks to deal with

07 Mar 2021  Google Hugh W

Definity would recommend Hall Payne to represent you for workplace employment and property conveyancing.

20 Jan 2021  Google Paramjit S
24 Nov 2020  Google Alfia C

Very fair and professional

04 Jul 2020  Google Greg H

Great service.

05 Mar 2020  Google Cherie S

We recently had Jeanie at Hall Payne Lawyers do some conveyancing work for us when buying a house and found her to be very approachable and friendly as well as being efficient at making sure it all went smooth and stress free for us. We would definitely use this company again after our experience with them. Cherie

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