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

What is child pornography?

What is child pornography?

Child pornography is referred to in the law as “child exploitation material”. Although a substantial amount of child pornography offences involve a real child, charges can also be laid where no real child is involved.
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How long does a criminal record last?

Criminal records and convictions

A criminal record is the formal report that you have been convicted of an offence, either by pleading guilty or having been found guilty. A list of your previous convictions is kept by the Police service and constitutes your criminal history.
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Whistleblower laws related to companies

New federal whistleblower laws related to companies

Whistleblowing laws in Australia extend beyond the public sector. A range of new protections for whistleblowers has recently been introduced in respect of complaints made about corporate conduct in Australia.
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Police search warrants – your rights

Dealing with police search warrants - the do's and don'ts

Under Queensland law, the police can execute a search warrant upon private premises in circumstances where they have reasonable grounds to suspect that they will locate evidence of a criminal offence.
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