QLRC welcomes 2 new members

Accredited criminal law specialist Glen Cranny and barrister Joshua Creamer have been appointed to the Queensland Law Reform Commission for a three-year term, starting 17 September.

Commission Executive Director Matthew Corrigan said he was thrilled to welcome Joshua and Glen.

“Joshua and Glen are leaders in their fields of expertise and will be a brilliant asset to the Commission,” Mr Corrigan said.

Mr Cranny, of Gilshenan & Luton, was a member of the Queensland Law Society’s inaugural criminal law specialist accreditation committee, and was the Chair of the QLS criminal law section from 2008 to 2014.

Glen Cranny

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

In 2019, Glen was awarded the QLS 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.


Mr Corrigan said Glen was recognised as one of the most prominent criminal lawyers in Queensland.

Doyle’s Guide lists him as a preeminent Queensland criminal lawyer,” Mr Corrigan said. “He advises and represents clients in all aspects of criminal law, and assists professional and businesspeople in relation to disciplinary and regulatory investigations.

“His areas of expertise include white collar crime, sexual offences, CCC and related investigations, and the defence of professional misconduct allegations.

“He is also very experienced in representing clients in commissions of inquiry; workplace, health and safety prosecutions; and coronial inquests.”

Mr Corrigan said Joshua brought “extensive experience in class actions, human rights and native title, and has appeared in a number of landmark class actions”.

Joshua Creamer
Joshua Creamer

“As a Waanyi and Kalkadoon man, he has strong connections to North West Queensland and the Gulf of Carpentaria,” Mr Corrigan said.


“He is ranked in Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific and Doyle’s Guide for his work in the native title jurisdiction. In 2016, he was recognised by Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific as one of Australia’s Outstanding Young Lawyers.

“In 2017, he was the recipient of the National Indigenous Legal Professional of the Year Award and appointed to the Board of Legal Aid Queensland. In 2020, he was appointed to the Griffith University Council.”

Mr Corrigan congratulated Judge Rafter SC on becoming deputy chairperson, and Mark Hinson QC on his reappointment.

“I would also like to thank Penelope White and Clare Endicott for their enormous contribution to the Commission and thank them for their service. They have chosen not to seek re-appointment and want to acknowledge them for their input and valued expertise during their time with the Commission.”

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