Councillors

There are currently seven Councillors actively serving on the ICLRQ:

Glen Cranny

Solicitor

Glen Cranny is a graduate of the University of Queensland (BA, LLB) and has been in private practice as a solicitor since 1995. He has been a principal of the firm Gilshenan & Luton since 2000, practising in criminal and administrative law. Mr Cranny is an accredited specialist in criminal law, and a Senior Councillor of the Queensland Law Society. He has previously chaired the Law Society’s criminal law and specialist accreditation (criminal law) committees. In 2019 he was awarded the Queensland Law Society’s President’s Medal for his contribution to the legal profession. Mr Cranny was appointed as a Councillor of the ICLRQ in 2021.

Scott Hooper QC

Barrister

Scott Hooper is a graduate of the University of Queensland (BA, LLB (Hons)). Mr Hooper commenced practice as a barrister in 2007 and was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 2020. Mr Hooper was appointed as a Councillor of the ICLRQ in 2021.

Erin Longbottom QC

Barrister

Erin Longbottom is a graduate of the University of Queensland (BA, LLB (Hons)). Ms Longbottom was admitted as a barrister in 2003 and commenced practice shortly thereafter. Since 2019 she has served as a member of the Queensland Supreme Court Library Committee and as a Councillor of the ICLRQ.

John McKenna QC

Chairman – Barrister

John McKenna is a graduate of the University of Queensland (BA, LLB (Hons)) and University of Oxford (BCL). Mr McKenna commenced practice as a barrister in 1989 and was appointed to the rank of Senior Counsel in 2002. He has served as a Reporter and Sub-Editor of the Queensland Reports. In more recent years, he has served as a member of the Queensland Supreme Court Library Committee (since 2005) and as a Councillor of the ICLRQ (since 2008). He became Chairman of the ICLR in 2011.

Rachael Miller

Solicitor

Rachael Miller is a graduate of the University of Queensland (BA, LLB(Hons)). She commenced practice as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1987 and has been a partner at Quinlan Miller & Treston since 1998. Miss Miller is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law and a Fellow of the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance. She served as a member of the QLS Continuing Professional Development Committee between 2005 and 2011; as a member of the QLS Personal Injuries Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee between 1998 and 2003 and has been a member of the QLS Specialist Accreditation Board since 2006. Miss Miller has been a Councillor of the ICLRQ since 2007.

David O’Brien

Solicitor

David O’Brien is a graduate of the University of Queensland (BEcon (Hons), LLB (Hons), LLM). Mr O’Brien commenced practice as a solicitor in 1986, after undertaking articles of clerkship at Morris Fletcher & Cross (now MinterEllison) and an associateship with a Federal Court Judge (Pincus J). Mr O’Brien has been a partner of MinterEllison since 1991. He has served as a member of the Supreme Court Library Committee (since 2008) and as a Councillor of the ICLRQ (since 2011).

Julie Steel

Registrar of the Supreme Court

Julie Steel is a graduate of the University of Queensland (BA, LLB) and the (then) Queensland Institute of Technology (Grad Dip Leg Prac). Julie commenced practice as a solicitor in 1989 before performing a variety of roles within the Department of Corrections between 1999 and 2005. In 2005 she became a Regional Services Manager for the Magistrates Courts before working for a time as the Director of the State Reporting Bureau and in other roles within the Courts. In 2010 Julie became the Principal Registrar of the Supreme & District Courts and was formally appointed as the Executive Director of the Supreme District and Land Courts Service in August 2011.