Grant Allan has been in private practice as a barrister at the Queensland Bar for over 20 years.
He was admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1992 and to the High Court of Australia and Federal Court of Australia in 1993. In January 1994 he commenced practice at the Queensland Bar in Brisbane.
Grant has represented defendants in Local Government and Environmental prosecutions in the Magistrate’s Court, on appeal to the District Court and in the Queensland Court of Appeal (see for example, Marshall v Averay (2007) QPELR 137; Lucy v OCC Holdings Pty Ltd (2008) 157 LGERA 279; and with Denton QC in De Bray v Cohen  QPELR 479; Cohen v Macefield Pty Ltd  QCA 95).
For several years now he has been briefed to lead juniors (see, for example, Chief Executive, Department of Transport and Main Roads v Young Men’s Christian Association of Queensland  1 Qd R 129;  QCA 311 and Young Men’s Christian Association of Queensland v Chief Executive, Department of Transport and Main Roads (2012) 33 QLCR 221;  QLAC 3).
His principal practice areas are in:
Compulsory Acquisition Law
Grant has also developed extensive expertise in his practice as the Bar in the following additional areas of law:
Grant appears in:
Land Appeal Court;
Planning and Environment Court;
District Court of Queensland;
Queensland Building Tribunal;
Administrative Appeals Tribunal;
Industrial Relations Commission;
Supreme Court of Queensland;
Queensland Court of Appeal;
Prior Legal Experience
Associate to Her Honour Judge O’Sullivan in the District Court of Queensland (1993);
Office of Director of Public Prosecutions in Queensland (1991-1992).
Bar Association of Queensland;
Queensland Environmental Law Association;
Associate, Australian Property Institute.
“100 Years since Spencer”: Australia and New Zealand Property Journal, September 2007 (co-authored with Paul Walker);
Compulsory Acquisition: The Assessment of Compensation under the Acquisition of Land Act 1967 (Qld), Issue 61, Hearsay, April 2013.