Henry Pill

Senior Associate

Henry Pill is a lawyer in Hall Payne’s Hobart office, practicing in employment and industrial law.

After graduating from the University of Tasmania in 2008, Henry worked as a union organiser for the Liquor Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers’ Union (now United Voice) before being admitted to the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 2010.

Upon admission, Henry commenced practise as a generalist solicitor in a community legal service, representing clients in a range of areas including employment, administrative and criminal law. During this period Henry came to appreciate the importance of access to legal service for ordinary people, particularly in matters against large entities such as corporations and governments.

Following this, Henry worked as an adviser to the Premier of Tasmania before commencing in private practice as an industrial and criminal lawyer in Tasmania and Victoria.

Henry is a passionate advocate for workers and their unions across the areas of industrial law, employment law and civil claims. His practice combines experience and knowledge of the legal issues with an understanding of the needs of clients.

Henry continues to work to improve access to justice in the community. He has previously served as Tasmanian President of the Australian Lawyers Alliance and as a director of the Tasmanian Refugee Legal Service. He is a current director of the Hobart Community Legal Service and also continues to provide pro-bono assistance through their free legal clinic service.

Henry is a member of the Law Society of Tasmania and a former State President of the Australian Lawyers Alliance. In his spare time, Henry volunteers at the Hobart Community Legal Service.

Reviews for Hall Payne Hobart

25 Nov 2023  Google Chloe B

I can't speak highly enough of Lily at the Hobart office. She was super helpful and informative when I was having a tough time with a workers compensation issue. 100% recommend.

21 Sep 2023  Google Wesley N

Going through the Workers Compensation process is really awful. It is soul destroying. I could not be more thankful for my lawyer Indi Gunadasa and his team. Without him I am sure I would not have had as good of a result. It is a battle in which you want people both proficient and kind to be on your side. Thankyou

30 Aug 2023  Google James W

Highly recommend Hall Payne! Henry was knowledgeable and very generous with his time and expertise.

01 Aug 2023  Google Wayne L

Very happy with Indi and his staff,can't recommend them highly enough for their hard work in achieving a favourable outcome.

29 May 2023  Google Clinton S

After having a workplace injury, and then having workers compensation insurance reject my claim, Henry acted on my behalf and successfully won my case through meditation.
Couldn't recommend him more!

24 Apr 2023  Google Bazil A

I would highly recommend Indi Gunadasa from Hall and Payne. His knowledge and skills in workplace law are exceptional. He was honest, trustworthy,  compassionate and reliable.

Indi's legal advice was correct from the beginning to the end of this process and he achieved a great outcome.

If you have been treated unfairly, unjustly or illegally in the workplace, my advice would be to ring Indi immediately and take his legal advice and if needed employ him to defend you. Not only was Indi amazing in the process all the way through, his legal skills in the mediation were impressive and a very positive outcome for me as his client.

I highly recommend Indi and Hall and Payne Lawyers. Exceptional service, skills and professionalism form early stages to completion. Thank you, Indi!

13 Apr 2023  Handwritten review M.R

To Henry and Leonie  - Thank you

Just a short note to thank you for your patience, guidance and support through our dealings.

It is without hesitation I would refer anyone in need to you.

Thanks again for all your help.

11 Apr 2023  Google Anna R

I want to thank Indi at Hall Payne lawyers for helping me during a very emotional and stressful time. Indi's compassion, expertise and experience guided me through my worker's compensation claim and I could concentrate on my recovery.

Being an 'older' worker had challenges of it's own but Indi was reassuring as I was just ready to waIk away.

The Insurance Company requested an 'Independent' doctors report which was completely negative even though all medical MRI's etc confirmed the injury was ongoing - all weekly payments was abruptly stopped. He assured me my case was good, gave me time frames, explained the process and that he would walk the road with me. True to his word all went according to how Indi explained the process.

As I had to survive financially on Holiday pay, long service leave and built up sick leave I was concerned about payment for services but Indi said Hall Payne Lawyers offer 'NO win NO pay' and the fees were so affordable contrary to what people say. 

I would urge anyone to not be 'scared off' by the Insurance Companies or their 'Independent Doctors' and get in touch with Indi Gunadasa at Hall Payne Lawyers.

Thank you again Indi and your team for making my journey less stressful.

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Recent Blogs by Henry

Worker’s compensation benefits terminated unfairly

Worker’s compensation benefits reinstated for injured Tasmanian worker

A win for a Tasmanian worker who had his worker's compensation benefits terminated unfairly. The result saw Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal make an order reinstating the worker's benefits.

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Fighting at work can lead to disciplinary action, including termination

Fighting at work can lead to disciplinary action, including termination

A worker involved in a physical altercation in the workplace can face serious disciplinary consequences, including the immediate termination of their employment.

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How do I claim WorkCover in Tasmania?

WorkCover Tasmania - your plain English guide to workers compensation

Making a workers’ compensation claim can be a confusing process, especially if you’ve never done it before. But it’s also a very important step to take to ensure your rights are protected in the unfortunate event you are injured at work in Tasmania.

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Social media use at work and the consequences

Social media and work – employees be warned

Inappropriate social media use at work and even away from work, can have a significant negative impact on your employment and could lead to disciplinary action or dismissal. Just ask Hobart Hurricane's wicketkeeper, Emily Smith.

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