AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Criminal Law (Commonwealth and State)
Appellate
Workplace and Regulatory Prosecutions
Confiscations of Criminal Assets
Inquests and Inquiries
Administrative Law
Mental Health Law
ADMISSIONS & APPOINTMENTS
Supreme Court of New South Wales: 2007
Called to the Bar: 2019
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Criminal Law (Commonwealth and State)
Appellate
Workplace and Regulatory Prosecutions
Confiscations of Criminal Assets
Inquests and Inquiries
Administrative Law
Mental Health Law
BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE
Travis is an accomplished jury advocate having appeared in numerous jury trials before the Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory Supreme Courts. Prior to coming to the Bar, Travis was a Senior Solicitor/Trial Advocate for the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency. He also appeared in summary matters in the various Local Courts of the Northern Territory.

Further, in the Northern Territory, Travis appeared for Respondent’s in applications bought by the Attorney-General for a declaration that the Respondent be declared as a High-Risk/Serious Sex Offender or to be declared as a Drug Trafficker.

In addition to trial work, Travis has appeared in appellate matters in the Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales.

Before that Travis was a Crown Prosecutor for the Northern Territory (in Alice Springs) and Australian Capital Territory DPP’s and appeared as prosecuting counsel before juries in trials before the Supreme Courts there, appeals, applications for prerogative relief, prosecutions brought by regulatory bodies, appeared for the applicant in Confiscations of Criminal Assets and appeared as counsel assisting the coroner in Coronial proceedings.

Whilst Travis continues to have a specialist in criminal matters he also accepts briefs in family law and civil matters especially those with complex forensic issues.

Selected Cases Travis has conducted

Rotumah v Watkinson [2019] NTSC 32 – Appeared for the Respondent - Successful Defence appeal on manifest excess and prosecution overcharging.

Sanderson v Rabuntja (2014) 33 NTLR 205 – Appeared for Appellant – Successful Prosecution appeal on the construction of s.18 of the Evidence Act.

Gillard v The Queen 229 A Crim R 224 – Appeared for the Respondent as junior counsel (led by Dhanji SC) in regards to a conviction appeal from a trial by jury and a sentence appeal.

CV available on request.
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