Craig Pratt


Craig has been practising in criminal and administrative law for many years. Prior to joining Gilshenan & Luton he practised in family law, dispute resolution (including regulatory prosecutions), and as the legal advisor to the Australian Medical Association (Qld).

Doyle’s Guide to the Legal Profession lists him as a recommended Queensland criminal lawyer.

In 2012 Craig was acknowledged as an accredited specialist in criminal law. He advises and represents clients in all facets of criminal law, including both defence and prosecutorial work.

He represents clients with respect to:

  • sexual offences;
  • offences of violence (assaults etc) and homicides (manslaughter, murder etc)serious driving offences;
  • domestic violence matters;
  • professional misconduct;
  • coronial inquests; and
  • commissions of inquiry and administrative law.

Craig also represents clients in CCC investigations into professional misconduct, corruption and criminal matters. He has vast experience in acting for police officers, health professionals and others in regulatory and disciplinary proceedings in QCAT and other tribunals.

Craig is a member of the Queensland Law Society’s Criminal Law Committee and the Criminal law Specialist Accreditation Committee.

He is married to Rebecca and they have 2 children. His interests outside of the office include travel, golf and football.

Recent articles by Craig

Breach of domestic violence orders when encouraged by the aggrieved

Breach of domestic violence orders when encouraged by the aggrieved

At times, people who are subject to a domestic violence order may be invited or encouraged to visit aggrieved parties to the order, for example, an ex-partner. In this article, we pose the question “Is it a defence if the aggrieved invites me to breach a domestic violence order?”
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