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Travis Moran

Travis graduated in Law with Honours from the University of Adelaide and was admitted to practice in 2011. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Adelaide.

Prior to admission to practice, Travis clerked for a leading Queen’s Counsel, Mrs Marie Shaw QC, and at a South Australian mid tier firm. In 2011 and 2012, Travis worked as the Associate to the Honourable Justice Peek of the Supreme Court of South Australia. In late 2012, Travis practiced in Criminal Law at the Legal Services Commission before joining Iles Selley in 2013. Travis became a Principal of the firm in July 2022.

Travis instructs in a range of commercial litigious, disciplinary and criminal matters. His practice is often focused on a mixture of contract, disciplinary, statutory, professional indemnity and criminal work. He has achieved results for his clients in every Court in South Australia, either as Counsel or as an instructing solicitor, as well as the Federal Court, and the High Court.

Some of Travis’ significant matters include:

  • Constitutional Law litigation before the Full Court of the High Court, in a case similar to what was described by the media as the “citizenship 7” for a Federal Politician;
  • Royal Commissions, including the Commission into Institutional Child Abuse;
  • Disciplinary and statutory interpretation litigation before the Full Court, which was successful in creating new avenues of appeal for an entire industry to challenge adverse decisions made by their regulator;
  • Acting for Companies or Directors, when responding to investigations and litigation by State and/or Commonwealth regulators;
  • Several high profile criminal proceedings, including white collar crime, criminal neglect, serious assaults, and allegations of significant international and/or interstate drug trafficking;
  • Private Commissions of Inquiry and Statutory Examinations, such private inquires conducted by a retired Judicial Officer or a statutory authority;
  • Other matters, including successfully resolving matters outside of the Court process to protect his client’s interests in delicate or sensitive matters on commercially favourable terms.

Travis’ clients include professional associations and bodies, private companies and individuals. A significant volume of his work is referred to him from other solicitors or senior members of the Independent Bar who send clients to Travis to seek his assistance.

Travis has a sporting background. He was a member of the Australian Olympic Team at the Athens Olympics in 2004 in Volleyball. He was also a past President and Director of the South Australian Olympic Council as well as an Ambassador for the South Australia Premier’s Reading Challenge, which promotes reading in schools.