Greens List Barristers

Travis Mitchell Bar : 2005| Admitted : 2002

Travis provides clear and accurate advice to allow clients to make fully informed decisions. He welcomes briefs to advise or appear, and often works with corporate and government solicitors directly. 

Phone : +61 3 9225 6109

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Chambers : Castan Chambers


Travis provides clear and accurate advice to allow clients to make fully informed decisions. He welcomes briefs to advise or appear, and often works with corporate and government solicitors directly. 

Travis appears in all jurisdictions in trials and appeals, across a broad range of commercial, corporations and public law fields. He conducts litigation strategically to achieve the best commercial results, recognising when resolving the problem will be better than winning an argument. 

Travis has extensive experience in litigation under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cth). In several proceedings in corporations and administrative law, Travis appeared for the successful party in changing the law by overturning established authority. 

Through his experience in cases involving equitable issues, Travis is skilled at deploying equity in commercial and property disputes.

Click here to visit Travis' blog, 'Equity, Trusts and More'

Travis' clarity of thinking and persuasive legal reasoning are well-suited to appeals. He is often briefed to appear in appeals. 

Travis read with Samantha Marks QC (as she then was), and has had one reader, Reiko Okazaki.

Other Languages

After studying Chinese language, history and culture in Melbourne for 10 years, including Chinese legal translation at the University of Melbourne, Travis travelled to China to enhance his language skills. Travis lived in Beijing for one year while studying Chinese language at Beijing Normal University. 

Travis has acted for many Chinese clients using his language skills and cultural understanding.

Selected Cases

Lordianto v Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police:
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 litigation in the NSW Supreme Court at first instance (unled); on appeal to the NSW Court of Appeal (with Ian Temby AO QC); and on appeal to the High Court (with Bret Walker SC)

Eynesbury Property Development v AXF Properties:
Victorian Supreme Court proceedings raising contractual and Australian Consumer Law claims arising out of a land development joint venture (leading Christie Jones)

Linke v Linke:
A complex will trust dispute in the Victorian Supreme Court and on appeal to the Court of Appeal

Haritos v Commissioner of Taxation:
The leading judgment on appeals on a question law

Vermillion Resources Pty Ltd v Gibbins Investments Pty Ltd:
A Federal Court appeal raising equitable estoppel/ laches/ pre-emptive rights (with Philip Crutchfield QC)

Lew & Ors v Priester & Ors:
A claim by Solomon Lew to beneficial ownership of loan accounts held by his children (with Noel Magee QC)

Vigliaroni & Ors v CPS Investment Holdings Pty Ltd & Ors:
An oppression proceeding involving unit trusts (with Noel Magee QC and Albert Monichino QC)

Keybridge Capital Ltd v Molopo Energy Ltd:
Statutory directors' duties claims in respect of an ASX listed company (leading Edwina Keynes and Louise Hulmes)

ACN 115918959 Pty Ltd v Hoeys Lawyers:
A professional negligence claim against solicitors - senior and junior counsel arising out of a building dispute (with Jeremy Twigg QC)

Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police v Dong Hua International Investments:
Successful defence of Supreme Court and Court of Appeal proceedings seeking forfeiture of property under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cth)

Ubertini v Saeco International Group SpA:
A Supreme Court proceeding for relief against oppressive conduct by a parent company against the minority interest holder of its subsidiary (with Noel Magee QC)

Kotzmann v Adult Parole Board of Victoria:
A challenge to the constitutional validity of the Adult Parole Board of Victoria (with Peter Hanks QC)

Sino Oakleigh International Development Pty Ltd v Mainland Projects (Oakleigh) Pty Ltd:
A proceeding seeking winding up under the oppression provisions of the Corporations Act (with Tony Nolan QC)

Brown v Forestry Tasmania:
A Federal Court trial and an appeal seeking to protect Tasmanian forests under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (with Debbie Mortimer SC and Peter Tree SC)


Memberships & Committees

Victorian Bar

To get in touch with Travis Mitchell | or for more information please contact the Clerk on:

+61 3 9225

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