Ben Allen Wallmans Lawyers Adelaide

Ben Allen


Ben joined Wallmans Lawyers in 1995 and now leads the firm’s Hospitality, Licensing, Planning and Environment practices.

His hospitality experience is extensive, acting for various licensees, residents and Council clients. Ben appears regularly before the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner, the Licensing Court and the Supreme Court. With significant expertise in these areas, Ben has been recognised across various categories in the preeminent Best Lawyers Australia list which identifies the nation's outstanding legal talent, as well as in Doyles Guide for Planning and Environment lawyers.

Ben’s Planning and Environment practice includes representing both developers and Councils in development applications and enforcement actions, including appearing before development assessment panels and in appeals before the Environment, Resources and Development Court.

Ben’s point of difference is an industry-wide understanding of development as it impacts upon a variety of legislation, including the Development Act, the Local Government Act, the Gaming Machines Act and the Liquor Licensing Act.

Ben is regularly invited to present on relevant legal issues to industry bodies, Local Government and the legal profession, including the Law Society, Legalwise, presenting to students in the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and is also an active participant in the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner's Practitioners' Forum.

Memberships / associations

  • National Environmental Law Association
  • International Wine Law Association (Australasia)
  • Planning Institute of Australia
  • Wine Communicators of Australia
  • The Law Society of South Australia

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