Glen Cranny

Managing Director

Glen has specialised in criminal law since 1995 and has been a principal of Gilshenan & Luton since 2000. He is today recognised as one of the most prominent criminal lawyers in Queensland. Doyle’s Guide to the Legal Profession lists him as a preeminent Queensland and Australian criminal lawyer.

Glen advises and represents clients in all aspects of criminal law. He also assists government officials and professionals in relation to disciplinary and regulatory investigations.

Glen’s areas of expertise include:

  • white collar crime;
  • sexual and violent offences;
  • CCC investigations; and
  • the defence of professional misconduct allegations.

He is often retained to conduct workplace investigations in both the public and private sectors, and is also very experienced in representing clients in commissions of inquiry, WHS prosecutions and coronial inquests.

Glen is a leading author in the areas of criminal law and disciplinary investigations in Queensland. He was a member of the Queensland Law Society’s inaugural criminal law specialist accreditation committee, and was the Chair of the Law Society’s criminal law section from 2008 to 2014.

In 2010 Glen was appointed as a Senior Counsellor of the Queensland Law Society. He is a panel member appointed by both the Law Society and the Queensland Bar Association to assist other lawyers with professional complaint matters.

In 2019, Glen was awarded the Queensland Law Society President’s Medal, in recognition of his dedication to community access to justice, law and policy reform, upholding the rule of law and administration of justice for Queenslanders.

Glen is married to Lisa, with three daughters. His personal interests include politics (watching, not playing!), music and rugby league.

Recent articles by Glen

The role of guardians and attorneys in criminal law proceedings

The role of guardians and attorneys in criminal law proceedings

Important changes to the law surrounding guardians and attorneys were introduced in November 2020 which now expressly provides that a guardian or an attorney cannot enter a plea in a criminal proceeding on behalf of another individual.
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When can multiple criminal charges be tried at the same time?

When can multiple criminal charges be tried together?

A look at when multiple criminal charges can be tried at the same time and also a case where multiple charges were joined on the same indictment, however, the court found this should not have occurred.
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Can I record a conversation in Queensland using some type of recording device?

Recording conversations in Queensland – is it legal?

It is not uncommon for people to want to record conversations in which they are involved. For example, someone may wish to have an accurate record of what was said, or for their own legal protection. This leads to a common question: is it illegal to record a conversation without consent?
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When does workplace bullying constitute corrupt conduct?

When does workplace bullying constitute corrupt conduct?

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) has published a paper examining when workplace bullying reaches the legal threshold to constitute corrupt conduct under the Crime and Corruption Act 2001.
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