Peter Travis Barrister and Mediator

Peter Travis

Peter Travis is a Queensland barrister, mediator and California attorney who specialises in assisting parties involved in commercial disputes. He represents clients before all Australian courts and has a national mediation practice specialising in resolving civil disputes across a broad range of practice areas.


Peter Travis graduated from The University of Queensland, TC Beirne School of Law in 2000 with a Bachelor of Laws. He was awarded First Class Honours in Law and The University Medal for Law.

Peter also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in political science and philosophy, from The University of Queensland.

As a law student, Peter was awarded the Ross Anderson Memorial Prize for Constitutional Law, the Allens Prize for Overall Excellence and successfully represented The University of Queensland as an advocate in US constitutional law tournaments in Chicago and at the World Universities Debating Championships.


After graduating from law school, Peter was employed in the IP/Media Group at Allens and was admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales in 2001.

In 2002, Peter passed the California Bar Examination and began practising as a trial attorney with entertainment trial specialists, White O’Connor Curry. As a California attorney, Peter appeared regularly before Federal District Courts across the US and the Los Angeles Superior Court, representing film and television studios such as Warner Bros., New Line, Fox, Universal, Disney, ABC, CBS and Showtime.

In 2008, Peter Travis was admitted as a barrister and joined the Queensland Bar. Peter specialises in commercial disputes. He is admitted to practice before the High Court of Australia and all federal and state courts and has represented parties ranging from some of Australia’s wealthiest individuals and largest corporations to start-ups and family-owned businesses, across a range of complex commercial disputes.

Peter also maintains a national dispute resolution practice that focuses on mediating conflicts across a wide range of civil practice areas.


Peter Travis specialises in commercial litigation, with a focus on banking and finance, building and construction, intellectual property, corporate governance, and defending regulatory enforcement.

As a mediator, Peter focuses exclusively on helping parties resolve commercial disputes.

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Peter holds chambers at Gibbs Chambers