Allan was admitted to practice in 2013 and called to the Bar in 2022.
Allan accepts briefs in all areas of law, with a particular focus in commercial law, public law, defamation and commissions of inquiry.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Allan was a senior associate at Clayton Utz in the commercial litigation practice, where he worked closely with clients and was well regarded for his ability to simplify and communicate complex arguments. He spent 13 years working in top-tier firms, and gained experience in a range of areas, including defamation, public and administrative law, inquiries (including Royal Commissions, investigations and whistleblower protections), arbitration and private international law. He has had primary carriage of proceedings in the District and Supreme Courts of New South Wales, as well as the Federal Court and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and is an experienced solicitor advocate (including in multiple forms of alternative dispute resolution). Allan has acted for a broad range of clients, including Government departments and entities (State and Federal), commercial entities and not-for-profits, and individuals.
Since 2019, Allan has been a co-author of the High Court Practice, Thomson Lawbook Co.
Allan holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons) and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Sydney. He received the Lawyers’ Weekly 30 Under 30 award for Dispute Resolution and Litigation, and was a finalist in the Pro Bono category. He also received the DLA Piper Global Responsible Business Award for his work with United for Wildlife and the Royal Foundation on global wildlife conservation and trafficking.