Travis Mitchell

  • Barrister - victorian bar - Melbourne
  • ACCREDITED MEDIATOR
  • Level 14, Room 14, Castan Chambers
  • BAR ROLL: 2005 | ADMITTED: 2002
  • +61 3 9225 6109 | 0402 248 122
  • travis.mitchell@vicbar.com.au
Travis Mitchell

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 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. 

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 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 several Chinese clients using his language skills and cultural understanding.

Appearances

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)

Haritos v Commissioner of Taxation 
The leading judgment on appeals on a question law: a Federal Court Appeal in which a Full Court of five Justices overruled prior authority concerning the Court's jurisdiction to determine appeals 'on a question of law' (with Richard Niall QC)

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)

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

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

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

Papers

To get in touch with Travis Mitchell | or for more information please contact the Clerk on: +61 3 9225 7222 or clerkb@greenslist.com.au

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