Stephen Moloney

Stephen Moloney is our exclusively recommended Constitutional Law expert in Australia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Stephen directly using the contact details listed above.

Stephen is a senior barrister in Melbourne and a member of the Victorian Bar who practises in corporate and commercial law, administrative and constitutional law, equity, professional discipline, professional negligence, insurance, banking and finance, defamation, trade practices, property law, medical negligence, family law (appellate) and gambling regulation.

Stephen practises in the High Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of Victoria and Federal Courts (trial and appellate). He is also a Member of the Australian Bar Association and is admitted in New South Wales and Western Australia and a member of the Bar in each of those States.

Stephen is the Chairperson of the Medicare Participation Review Committee of Australia, thrice appointed by the Federal Government. By this office he chairs a committee which makes determinations about whether certain health practitioners should retain the right to participate in the Medicare Scheme.

Stephen Moloney is the immediate Past-Chairperson of the Australian Institute of Administrative Law (Victorian Chapter), and The Medico Legal Society of Victoria, and is a member of the Administrative Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia, the Professional Standards Education Committee of the Victorian Bar and The Alfred Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee, which evaluates and authorises human research across multiple public hospitals, including The Alfred Hospital, the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and the Burnet Institute.

Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai

Emmanuel Saffa Abdulai is our exclusively recommended Constitutional Law expert in Sierra Leone on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Emmanuel directly using the contact details above.

Emmanuel is the Managing Partner of Abdulai & Associates. He has over seventeen years experience working as a lawyer and civil society practitioner. Abdulai is a holder of a BA in English Language, Sociology from the University of Sierra Leone; LLB from the University of Sierra Leone; LLM in International human rights and constitutional law from Central European University. He holds a postgraduate qualification in comparative media law and policy advocacy from Oriel College, Oxford University. Abdulai was Drapher Hill Fellow in Democracy, Development and Rule of Law at the Centre for Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law at the Stanford University. He was also Firoz Lalji Fellow at the Program for African Leadership at the London School of Economics.

Emmanuel practice widely in civil, criminal and constitutional law at the High, Appeals and Supreme Court of Sierra Leone. He has also litigated at the ECOWAS Courts of Justice in Abuja, Nigeria.

Emmanuel is a qualified mediator, negotiator and Arbitrator, haven qualified from the Netherland Institute of International Relations, The Hague, Netherlands. He is a skilled negotiator, mediator, and has negotiated commercial disputes, land rights and acquisition, and tax disagreements.

Emmanuel has litigated and won in leading cases in Sierra Leone ranging from media law- David Tam Mbayoh vs Independent Media Commission; Independent Observer vs Independent Media Commission. In mines, minerals and taxation cases in Koidu New Sembehun City Council vs OCTEA Mining Company. Other commercial cases such as US Diversify vs NP Petroleum. Anti-Corruption case like State vs Mohamed Osman Sesay.

Emmanuel is widely published extensively in constitutional and administrative law, human rights, mediation and negotiation. Few of his articles are “The Evolution of Locus Standi in Sierra Leone” Journal of Human Rights Laws; “Born to Assembly: The Inhibiting Claws of the Public Order Act on the Inalienable Rights to Assemble in Sierra Leone.” Journal of Law, General Legal Council. “Constitutional Building in Sierra Leone” Journal of Human Rights Law. “A Moment of Hope for our Continent and its peoples’: the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance.” The Commonwealth Yearbook.

José Antonio Olaechea

Attorney from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and member of the Lima Bar Association. Board member of several listed and unlisted companies, and he is Honorary Consul General of Denmark in Peru. Focuses his practice in Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking and Finance, Civil, Commercial, Foreign Investment, Project Financing and Constitutional Law.

Firm Overview:

Estudio Olaechea was founded on October 4, 1878. It was the first law firm incorporated in Peru and one of the first firms established in South America. Currently, we are the firm with the most years of experience and one of the largest in the country. Estudio Olaechea remains as one of the most renowned and prestigious firms in the country and our clients find in us a strategic advisor, with whom to work on a long term basis. Our objective and main responsibility are to promote growth and business development of our clients. Therefore, our professionals have a personal commitment with excellence which is reflected in coming from the main law schools of Peru, USA, and Europe. Our lawyers are constantly innovating and training through complementary courses and masters taken in Peru and abroad.


“These are good corporate lawyers who perform well in all areas. They are excellent in terms of client service and they understand the US legal perspective and expectations.” ~ Chambers Latin America 2015

“The firm delivers great service and helps the client to create new business opportunities.” ~ Chambers Latin America 2014

“This was the first time we had worked in Peru and we would undoubtedly go to Olaechea again.” ~ Chambers Latin America 2011

“They always provided me with sound and solid legal advice trying to explore as many alternatives as posible to succesfully achieve the objective.” ~ IFLR1000 2014

“The firm that was the first to dedicate itself largely to international clients.” ~ IFLR1000 2013


Be the law firm in Peru with the highest level of excellence and professionalism, providing comprehensive legal advisory services to the business community and society.

George Williams BEc LLB (Hons) Macq, LLM UNSW, PhD ANU

George Williams AO is the Dean, the Anthony Mason Professor, and a Scientia Professor at UNSW Law. He has held an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship, and visiting positions at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Columbia University Law School in New York, and Durham University and University College London in the United Kingdom.

He has written and edited 35 books, including Australian Constitutional Law and Theory, The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia and Human Rights under the Australian Constitution. He has appeared as a barrister in the High Court in many cases over the past two decades, including on freedom of speech, freedom from racial discrimination and the rule of law. He has also appeared in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of Fiji, including on the legality of the 2000 coup.

As chair of the Victorian Human Rights Consultation Committee in 2005 he helped bring about Australia’s first State bill of rights, the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities. In 2007 he chaired a NSW Government inquiry into Options for a New National Industrial Relations System that produced the historic referral of State industrial power over the private sector to the Commonwealth. He has also served on a High Level Advisory Group on Federal-State Relations, was a member of the NSW Government’s Panel to Examine Recall Elections and assisted the Northern Territory in its attempt to become Australia’s seventh State as a member of its Constitutional Convention Committee.

George is a well-known media commentator on legal issues. He has been a columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald and Canberra Times and an on-air analyst for ABC Television. He is currently a columnist for The Australian, and reviews science fiction and fantasy books for The Weekend Australian and Books and Arts Daily on ABC Radio National.

George was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2011: ‘For distinguished service to the law in the fields of anti-terrorism, human rights and constitutional law as an academic, author, adviser and public commentator.’

Areas of Expertise:

Charters of Rights, Constitutional Law, Electoral Law, Federalism, Human Rights and Social Justice, Indigenous Peoples and the Law, Law Reform, National Security and Terrorism, Public Law, Referendums.


– Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Fellow
– AsiaRights Journal, Editorial Board
– Australasian Parliamentary Review, Editorial Board
– Australian Academy of Law, Fellow
– Australian Association of Constitutional Law, Member
– Australian Institute of Administrative Law, Member
– Balayi: Culture, Law and Colonialism, Advisory Board
– Centre on Human Rights in Conflict, University of East London School of Law, International Advisory Group
– Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, Member Australian Press Freedom Committee
– New South Wales Bar Association, Member
– New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law, Advisory Board
– Public Policy, Editorial Board

Research Supervision:

– Shipra Chordia (PhD; ‘Proportionality and the Australian Constitution’)
– Genna Churches (PhD; ‘Mass Surveillance and Data Retention in Australia’)
– Harry Hobbs (PhD; ‘Aboriginal Peoples and Public Law Reform’)
– Soula Papadopoulos (SJD; ‘Co-operative Federalism is not a Constitutional Term’)


– 2012-2014 ARC Discovery Grant for ‘New Models of Co-Operative Federalism In Australia: Constitutional Principles and Practice’ (with Dr AN Lynch).
– 2009-2014 ARC Laureate Fellowship for ‘Anti-Terror Laws and the Democratic Challenge’
– 2009-2011 ARC Discovery Grant for ‘Federalism for the 21st Century – A Framework for Achieving Reform and Change’ (with Dr AN Lynch; Prof G Craven; Prof NA Warren).
– 2008 ARC Linkage – Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities Grant for ‘Australian Policy Online Upgrade Project’ (with Prof J Thomas; Prof B Costar; Prof RE Tiffen; A/Prof JD Spoehr).
– 2008 UNSW GoldStar Grant for ‘Reforming Australian Federalism’ (with Dr A Lynch, Prof G Craven, Prof N Warren).
– 2006 ARC Linkage – Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities Grant for ‘Australian Policy Online Development Project’ (with Prof J Thomas; A/Prof RE Tiffen; Dr PA Strangio; Prof B Costar; A/Prof JD Spoehr)
– 2005-2009 ARC Discovery Grant for ‘Terrorism and Public Law after September 11’.
– 2005-2006 ARC Linkage Grant for ‘Regional Governance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities: The Development of a Legal Framework and Practical Models to Address Discrimination and Disadvantage.’ (with Larissa Behrendt).
– 2005 ARC Linkage – Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities Grant for ‘Australian Policy Online Enhancement Project’ (with Prof J Thomas, Dr D Burchell, Dr B Costar and A/Prof RE Tiffen).
– 2004-2009 ARC Research Network Grant for ‘The Governance Research Network (GovNet)'(with 50 partners).
– 2004 ARC Linkage – Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities Grant for ‘Australian Policy Online Archive Project’ (with Dr JD Thomas, Dr DL Meredyth, Dr D Burchell and Dr B Costar).
– 2003-2004 Law and Justice Foundation Grant for ‘”Homeless Persons” Legal Rights (Pilot) Project’ (with Cassandra Goldie).
– 2002-2004 Myer Foundation Grant for ‘A Framework for a Shared Future’ (via Reconciliation Australia).
– 2002-2005 ARC Discovery Grant for ‘International Challenges to the Australian Legal System Trade and Human Rights’ (with Hilary Charlesworth)
– 2002-2004 ARC Discovery Grant for ‘Public Law Implications of Treaty Between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians’ (with Larissa Behrendt and Lisa Strelein).
– 2002-2003 ARC Linkage Grant for ‘Australian Electoral Law Building a System for the 21st Century’ (with Graeme Orr).
– 1999-2001 National Council for the Centenary of Federation Grant for ‘Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia’ (with Michael Coper and Tony Blackshield).
– 1999-2000 Canadian Studies Faculty Research Program Grant for ‘Interveners in Public Interest Litigation in Canada and Australia’.
– 1998-2000 Large ARC Grant for ‘A Scholarly Companion to the High Court of Australia’ (with Michael Coper and Tony Blackshield).
– 1998 Small ARC Grant for ‘Australian and United States Constitutional Law: Influences and Comparisons’ (with Adrienne Stone).
– 1997 Small ARC Grant for ‘Industrial Relations and the Australian Constitution’.
– 1996-1997 Small ARC Grant for ‘Human Rights under the Australian Constitution’.