About

We are a leading Queensland criminal law and professional misconduct law firm.

Led by directors Glen Cranny and Craig Pratt, both accredited specialists in criminal law, Gilshenan & Luton is renowned as a law firm which delivers high quality service and results to its clients.

Commencing in 1924 with the practice of John “Jack” Gilshenan, the firm has always been based in Brisbane, whilst serving the needs of clients all over Queensland.

In 1958, Leo Luton joined Jack in partnership and Gilshenan & Luton commenced practice by that name.  In the decades thereafter, the firm built a strong reputation across many areas of law.

At the forefront of our practice though, has always been criminal law and the defence of misconduct allegations. We have been continually involved in many of the largest and most prominent criminal cases, inquests, and commissions of inquiry held in Queensland over many years.

In 2008 the firm decided to specialise solely in its core areas of practice – criminal law and misconduct matters. Since that time the firm has only strengthened its reputation as the best criminal law firm in Queensland.  

In early 2019, Gilshenan & Luton opened an office in Caboolture, to better service our growing north Brisbane and Sunshine Coast client base. In doing so, we acquired the highly regarded practice of Fowler Lawyers, following the appointment of colleague Mr Kurt Fowler to the Magistrates Court of Queensland. We look forward to continuing our work with the Caboolture and Sunshine Coast communities and local members of the legal profession in providing high quality criminal and professional misconduct legal services.

We continue to win peer-judged awards and recommendations for the quality of our work, and regularly receive referrals from Queensland’s leading commercial and litigation firms seeking assistance for clients with criminal law or misconduct issues.

Our work extends across many industries, including law enforcement, health, and the legal and financial professions. Our clients include a wide range of corporate and individual interests, including business people, government entities and officials, and individuals looking for representation and service of the highest quality.

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