Indi Gunadasa


To possess the ability to support people in their time of need by providing quality legal solutions is something I take great pride in.

Indi Gunadasa is an Associate at Hall Payne’s Hobart office. He joined Hall Payne in 2016, leading the Tasmanian practice.

Before joining Hall Payne, Indi was a solicitor at Hobart Community Legal Service but since moving to Hall Payne Indi has seen successful outcomes for union members in a number of different courts, commissions and tribunals including the Fair Work Commission, Tasmanian Industrial Commission, Federal Circuit Court and Workers Rehabilitation Compensation Tribunal (Tasmania).

Indi has experience in a variety of areas of law and is passionate about assisting workers in their pursuit for a legal remedy.

“As a generalist solicitor I have the opportunity to meet a variety of people with a diverse range of legal enquiries and problems,” he says.

“Each matter presents a unique subject requiring tailored legal advice, whether I’m assisting with employment issues, advising in a workplace injury matter or providing representation at a court, tribunal or commission.”

Being a lawyer feeds into his passion for solving problems and helping individuals.

“The law allows me to fulfil both. To possess the ability to support people in their time of need by providing quality legal solutions is something I take great pride in.”

Indi is a member of the Tasmanian Law Society Employment & Equal Opportunity Committee and a member of the board at his previous workplace, the Hobart Community Legal Service. In his spare time he likes to watch and play sport – particularly soccer, AFL and cricket.


Reviews for Hall Payne Hobart

16 Aug 2020  Google Denise B

I have had a very positive experience with Hall Payne Lawyers. My situation was very challenging and the assistance, advice and support I received was outstanding. I was impressed with the timeliness of response, advice given and that I was consulted at every step, given choices on direction with solid advice, and the outcome reached was what had been outlined and discussed along the way. I would have no hesitation in recommending Hall Payne Lawyers to all. Thank you

04 Aug 2020  Google Barry T

In 2018, following a workplace accident and excess pressures from my workplace and their insurer, I was referred to Hall Payne Lawyers by representatives at the CEPU (Communications, Electrical and Plumbers Union) to guide me through the pitfalls of the Workers' Compensation system. During this process, which involved a lot of scrutiny of my injury by the Employer/Insurer, Hall Payne, in particular Indi Gunadasa and his team were invaluable with their guidance, empathy and encouragement, which lead to a successful outcome.

31 Jul 2020  Google Peter J

Henry and his team worked tirelessly to achieve a fair result for me, this being for a claim against the Insurance Company and Employer. After suffering a head injury onsite, my claim was dismissed by a very one sided Neurologist. Hall Payne Lawyers were recommended by the ETU. Henry Pill was able to assemble the Subject Matter Experts who ruled in favour of me. Henry achieved a fair settlement for me allowing me to move on and get my health back in order. They were reasonable with costs, and also their experience was valuable in negotiations. Highly recommended.

26 Jul 2020  Google Garry M

Thank-you Indi. Your professional service and compassion is second to none. We would have no apprehension in recommending Indi's service for work-place injury compensation to anyone in need. He provided good quality service, was responsive to our concerns. All this quality service at a very reasonable price. Jen & Garry

25 Jul 2020  Google Richard N
20 Jul 2020  Google Simon P

Indi and the team recently provided me with support and advice on a complex matter. Indi's ability to understand the key issues and considerations and communicate these in a straight forward, practical and fit for purpose manner proved to be most useful. His personable yet professional approach was most welcome. I would highly recommend Indi and Hall Payne.

27 May 2020  Google Bill H

Indi Gundasa from Hall Payne helped me settle a workers compensation claim. At every step he was helpful in explaining the process clearly and what needed to be done (and how long it would take). I found Indi friendly and professional, and the charges to settle the matter reasonable. Would recommend.

26 May 2020  Google Stephen L

I was very pleased to be introduced to Hall Payne Lawyers Hobart through my Union for my Workers Compensation claim . Indi ,Henri and Leonie are true professionals in the legal field all my questions and concerns where explained to me in language I could understand and I was more than pleased with my claim outcome. To me this company is my go to company should I need further legal advise.

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Recent Blogs by Indi

Bee sting death at Tasiliquid Gold beehives farm

Coronial inquest to determine if victim was an “employee” at the time of death

This matter is dealing with the death of a man after a bee sting. It is before the Coroner in the Magistrates Court Coronial Division. One of the main issues to be determined is whether the victim was a “worker” at the time of the incident, which impacts entitlements for the family under workers compensation and fatal accident laws.

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Unfair dismissal claims won for TasWater workers

CEPU and Hall Payne win unfair dismissal claims for TasWater workers

TasWater terminated two employees for offensive and inappropriate sexual remarks about two female colleagues. CEPU and Hall Payne Lawyers teamed up to prove the allegations unfounded, lodging unfair dismissal claims in the Fair Work Commission.

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What sort of things can I be sacked for?

Family business sacks son for attending dinner late

In March 2019, Pasquale was late for dinner at his parents’ house. There was an argument and he was subsequently told to leave and never come back to the house or to the family business where he was an employee.

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Injured at work but my employer has no insurance

I injured myself at work but my employer does not have insurance

Injured at work in Tasmania? You're entitled workers compensation. If your employer has no workers compensation insurance however, there are still some protections for workers.

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