Allan is a partner in the property and development team with over 14 years' experience in property law and dispute resolution. He brings a unique perspective to his practice having worked in private practice, at the Queensland Bar and as General Counsel and Company Secretary of Racing Queensland.

Allan has established a property disputes practice, focusing on statutory land valuation matters, compulsory acquisition, resumption and compensation matters, mining land access and compensation matters, sale and purchase of land matters and he has been involved in a number of commercial disputes.

He has extensive dispute resolution experience including, land valuation disputes, compensation disputes, community titles schemes disputes, building and construction disputes and disputes relating to the sale and purchase of land.
Allan has appeared in various courts and tribunals including; the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, District Court, Planning and Environment Court, Magistrates Court, Land Court and the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal. 

In the 2021 - 2023 editions of The Best Lawyers in Australia, Allan is listed for his expertise in Land Use and Zoning Law.

Prior to joining Colin Biggers & Paisley, Allan was the General Counsel and Company Secretary of Racing Queensland. In this role he provided advice on a range of regulatory, governance and commercial matters. 

Allan has a Bachelor and Master of Laws and is admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. Allan joined Colin Biggers & Paisley in 2018. 
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