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 Apr 2021  Google Tracey M

I cannot praise Leanne at Hall and Payne enough for all her hard work. Always professional and always kept me up to date, as soon as she had any updates, she was in touch. The outcome I got was better than the both of us had hoped for. Would definitely highly recommend Hall and Payne, always professional and hard working. Fantastic experience, and will certainly use them again when or if I need to.

16 Dec 2020  Google Catherine F

Henry Pill assisted me with a change of employment matter. His professionalism, timely responses, clarity regarding issues and advice provided confidence and reduced stress. I highly recommend the services of Henry and Hall Payne lawyers.

09 Nov 2020  Google Chris S

I recently used Indi at Hall Payne and his service was outstanding. His knowledge and professionalism were simply second to none. Honest from the start and didn't leave any false hope. When it came to crunch time he came through with a positive outcome. I would highly recommend Hall Payne.

06 Nov 2020  Google C. Cole

I highly recommend Hall & Payne to anyone needing legal advice and support. As legal jargon was quite foreign to me I asked for, and appreciated, honest advice about my situation. Henry & Leonie went above and beyond with their friendly and excellent service during an unexpected and difficult time in my life. Now that I have closure I look back with a sigh of relief that someone referred me to Hall & Payne.

02 Nov 2020  Google OJax

Henry Pill's advice was professional, super efficient and my matter was dealt with in an empathetic and calming manner. Would highly recommend Henry and the Team at Hall Payne

01 Nov 2020  Google David H

Very easy to talk to and discussed options that we might consider in our legal dilemma.

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.

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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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