Callan Lloyd

Senior Associate

Callan joined Gilshenan & Luton in 2011 following periods working as a Judge’s Associate and at a commercial law firm. He is passionate about criminal and professional misconduct law and enjoys assisting clients through the difficult process. In 2017 Callan was named an Australian Criminal Law ‘rising star’ by Doyles Guide. In 2018 he was awarded his specialist accreditation in criminal law.

Callan acts for clients in:

  • professional misconduct investigations and disciplinary hearings;
  • coronial inquests and commissions of inquiry;
  • defence of a range of matters including homicide, fraud, assault and sexual offences; and
  • proceeds of crime litigation.

He has published numerous articles in various journals, and since 2012 has been the annual editor of the Queensland College of Law’s text on Conducting Pleas of Guilty in the Magistrates Court. He is a member of the committee for the Queensland Law Society’s monthly publication, Proctor. 

Callan enjoys long distance triathlons, trail running, horse racing and films.

Recent articles by Callan

How do I appeal my Magistrates Court conviction?

How do I appeal my Magistrates Court conviction?

A person convicted of a criminal offence in the Queensland Magistrates Court has a right to appeal the court decision. There is no requirement to seek 'leave' or 'permission'.
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What is unlawful striking causing death and penalties?

What is unlawful striking causing death?

Unlawful striking causing death is a criminal offence that was introduced to Queensland’s Criminal Code in 2014. It is aimed at criminalising ‘coward punches’, particularly where such violence is alcohol fuelled. The offence also gets referred to as the ‘one punch law’.
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