Travis has been advising domestic and London market insurers, coverholders and insureds for over 12 years in contentious insurance disputes and litigation across all areas of insurance law.
Travis specialises in directors and officers liability, professional indemnity, financial institutions claims and regulatory investigations and complex general and product liability litigation acting in a number of well-known class action proceedings in these areas.
Travis’ focus is on understanding the client’s business to tailor effective solutions and strategies to complex claims and insurance disputes with a strong commercial focus.
He has protected insurer’s interests in some of Australia’s largest and well known securities, product liability and general liability class actions in both a coverage and defence capacity. Recently, he has acted for insurers of one of Australia’s leading superannuation and financial services providers facing 4 separate class action proceedings arising from the banking Royal Commission and another large financial services entity in the ‘junk insurance’ class actions. He has also acted in defence of class action proceedings against a construction contractor involved in the Sydney Light Rail project and another against a large retail budget services provider.
He regularly advises clients in complex litigated and coverage disputes including advising insurers on risk in the wide-spread Crime & Corruption investigation against several Queensland local councils/Councillors, the Irish cervical screening screening scandal and the Manus Island and Nauru detainee litigation.
Travis is recognised as a recommended lawyer in Insurance by Legal 500 and is a committee member of the Australian Insurance Law Association.
D&O Defence: Defending proceedings by the liquidators and administrators of Forge Group, an ASX listed Australian mining and engineering company against its former directors following the failure of a number of its mining projects and the half a billion dollar collapse of the company
D&O Securities Class Action Coverage: Acting for insurers of one of Australia's largest financial services providers in relation to 4 separate class action proceedings arising from the Banking and Financial services Royal Commission
D&O Securities Class Action coverage: Acting for insurers of a global gaming/entertainment entity facing two separate securities class action proceedings relating to continuous disclosure breaches of its international operations and compliance with anti money laundering legislation.
Liability Class Action Defence: Acting for the design and construction contractor in defence of class action proceedings against the NSW Government and others commenced by residents affected by the Sydney Light Rail construction
Liability class action coverage: Acting as coverage counsel in the class action arising from the detainment of refugees on Manus Island and subsequent individual claims in negligence by detainees and employees at the Nauru regional processing centre.
Professional indemnity class action defence: Defending high profile Federal court class action proceedings against Australia’s most prominent consumer budget services provider
Professional Indemnity Complex coverage: Acting as coverage counsel for London market insurers in relation to the multitude of claims and notifications for Australia’s largest medical diagnostics company involved in the ‘Cervical Screening Scandal’ in Ireland
D&O Regulatory Investigations Coverage: Acting as coverage counsel for insurers on risk for Qld local government Councils and Councillors involved and the subject of the criminal charges by the Crime & Corruption Commission following its wide-ranging investigation into misconduct in public office
Financial institutions investigations: Acting on behalf of a global banking syndicate in relation to the LIBOR manipulation investigation conducted by UK, US and Australian regulatory authorities following the GFC and protecting the bank's position in anticipated class action proceedings.
PI/IT liability defence: Defending an information technology and data infrastructure consultant firm in proceedings brought by its client following the failure of its remote Citrix based datacentre designed/implemented by the IT firm
Travis is a Special Counsel in the Sydney office with expertise in class actions (coverage and defence), directors and officers/ financial institutions liability, professional indemnity disputes and complex coverage advice.