“I was inspired to become a lawyer by my desire to help people and my interest in justice.”
About Kalina Pyra
Kalina joined Hall Payne’s employment and industrial relations team in 2016, bringing 25 years experience as a medical and general litigation expert.
Graduating from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws, Kalina was admitted to legal practice in Queensland in 1991. “I was inspired to become a lawyer by my desire to help people and my interest in justice.”
In her work at Hall Payne she helps 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.
“I like being able to give my clients the news that their disciplinary matter has been successfully completed and there will be no further action taken against them. I feel like I’m telling my clients they’ve won the lotto! Giving that sort of news makes my day.”
Kalina’s experience dealing with complex legal matters spans government and the private sector and includes 15 years in the health area, representing clients in disciplinary matters, coronial inquests and complaints to the HQCC and Health Ombudsman. She has also worked as a plaintiff lawyer giving her a keen insight into the drivers of litigation in this area.
Kalina is a member of the Medicolegal Society of Queensland and the Queensland Law Society. Outside of work, Kalina is passionate about writing, gardening, painting and spending time with her family.