(1877–1966), brother of Leslie Holdsworth Allen, born at Carlton, Melbourne, went from the University of Sydney to Oxford, where he studied law and was elected Eldon Law Scholar in 1913. After distinguished service in the First World War he returned to Oxford where, in 1929, he was appointed professor of jurisprudence and, from 1931, second warden of Rhodes House. His chief publications were Bureaucracy Triumphant (1931), Law and Orders (1945), The Queen's Peace (1953), Law and Disorders (1954) and Aspects of Justice (1958). He also wrote fiction, The Judgment of Paris (1924) and Oh! Mr Leacock! (1925).
From The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature in Oxford Reference.