Indi Gunadasa

Senior Associate

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, where he assisted vulnerable members of society.

"The individuals I helped were often some of the most defenceless and disadvantaged people in Tasmania. I believe that the law should serve everyone, not just those who can afford it."

During this time, Indi developed his ability to support people in their time of need by providing concise legal solutions that were simple yet effective in achieving their desired outcome.

Since moving to Hall Payne, Indi has continued to fight and stand up for individuals, acting for workers and trade unions in the:

  • Fair Work Commission;
  • Tasmanian Industrial Commission;
  • Workers Rehabilitation Compensation Tribunal (Tasmania);
  • Federal Circuit Court; and
  • Federal Court.

Indi frequently travels around the state when representing individuals in various legal matters.

“We continue to contest for outcomes that make a genuine difference to peoples' lives”.

Indi assists his clients in multiple areas of law, including:

Indi takes great pride in providing clear and structured advice to his clients with a clear timeline on how results can be achieved.

Indi focuses his practice predominantly in the areas of employment, industrial and personal injury law. Examples of his experience include:

  • Representing workers and trade unions at the Tasmanian Industrial Commission in disputes relating to awards, enterprise agreements, long service leave and terminations;
  • Acting for workers in the Fair Work Commission, most recently assisting a union to obtain successful unfair dismissal remedies relating to two workers sacked by TasWater in Nash & Jago v TasWater [2020] FWC 3221;
  • Frequently negotiating the settlement of complex personal injury claims with insurers;
  • Representing workers at the Workers Rehabilitation Compensation Tribunal in various disputes with insurers and employers under the Workers Rehabilitation Compensation Act 1988;
  • Representing a union and their members in a systematic underpayment of wage matter involving multiple workers underpaid, resulting in the successful recovery of wages, entitlements and penalties for contraventions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

Indi also thoroughly enjoys conducting talks about workers’ rights and entitlements under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and the Workers Rehabilitation Compensation Act 1988, frequently attending workplaces, conferences, seminars and delegate training sessions.

Indi believes in the power of workers understanding their rights in the workplace and harnessing that knowledge to better protect their working conditions.

Reviews for Hall Payne Hobart

19 May 2022  Google Bek A

The most amazing law firm !! I can’t reccomend highly enough ! 👏🏻👏🏻

Indie constantly phoned me and chatted away giving full explanations and options and reassurance. Honest and reliable service. Everything done for me was to the utmost professionalism with friendly staff, my incredible lawyer Indie and also my wonderful barrister and constant call backs if I had an enquiry .

They supported me every step of the way with a personalised experience and never rushed a phone call but took the time to make sure I was personally going ok and understood everything at each stage and In between. I felt I was cared for and that my case and more importantly myself was also important and understood . I was not just a number.

There was nothing hidden it was all upfront and explained and proved by my end result that they are a genuine and significant law firm.

Everything was made easy for me and easy to understand. I cannot thank them enough for their guidance professionalism and kindness. Even after my case was finalised I still received a call from Indie making sure things were ok and good and offering some more options and advice to help me along after settlement had happened.

I truly cannot thank them enough. I am forever grateful.

17 May 2022  Google Clarissa F

I was recommended to Hall Payne Lawyers by my sister in law who found their services invaluable. Henry was compassionate and understanding from the very first phone call. His professionalism and work saw me through a very tough 3 weeks, and thankfully we won the case. I could not recommend Henry and the team enough, very professional and affordable.

04 May 2022  Google Mark C

I would just like to thank Hall Payne Lawyers in Hobart and a big special thankyou to Indi Gunadasa my legal representative for assisting me to obtain my long service leave that I was entitled to but was consistently told I was not entitled to pro rata, Indi worked along with me to obtain this.

My husband Mark and myself would not hesitate to use this company should we ever need further legal advise.

Denise and Mark

25 Mar 2022  Google Dave C

Hall Payne Lawyers, provide exceptional advice, referral and expertise! Professional, approachable, compassionate and friendly legal service. Highly recommended!

15 Mar 2022  Google Robert B

5 star review

12 Mar 2022  Google Adrian L

Indi Gundasa looked after my claim over the two years it took to finalise. He was incredible. He took all the worry and workload off me and explained things simply with clarity. Indi and his staff made the two years that I had to wait for my workcover payout tolerable.There seemed to be so much involved that I wouldn’t have been able to deal with it.

Indi made the process bearable with his attention to detail amazing. Thank you Indi and staff. Your work over the last two years has contributed to changing my life for the better.

28 Feb 2022  Google Izhar A

Highly recommended Hall Payne Lawyers. Indi and team has taken our case on very short notice. He prepared our case very well. He is very professional and supportive person

23 Feb 2022  Google Ben M

An exceptional and professional service that I cannot speak highly enough of. Indi and the Hobart team were always in contact and supportive throughout. Would recommend to anyone!

More Reviews 

Recent Blogs by Indi

Can my employer reduce my redundancy pay?

Can my redundancy payment be reduced by my employer?

Employers are increasingly attempting to utilise a provision of the Fair Work Act to reduce an employee’s entitlement to their redundancy pay.

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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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