Olaf Ciolek

Bar Roll: 2015 Admitted: 2010
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Olaf practises in public, commercial and tax law.

He advises and appears on behalf of individuals, corporations and government agencies in administrative law, constitutional law, federal and state taxation law, corporations law and general commercial matters.

Before coming to the Bar, Olaf served as an associate to the Hon Justice Crennan AC of the High Court of Australia.  He was later the Researcher to the Solicitor-General for Victoria and an associate to the Hon Justice McLeish of the Court of Appeal.  As a solicitor, Olaf worked at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office and Mallesons Stephen Jaques.

 

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

CommercialConstitutional LawElectoral LawFOI/PrivacyHuman RightsJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewTaxes – FederalTaxes – State
  • “Techniques of Adjudication” in Cheryl Saunders and Adrienne Stone (eds), Oxford Handbook of the Australian Constitution (Oxford University Press, 2018) (with Peter Hanks QC)
  • “The Principle of Legality and the General System of Law” in Matthew Groves and Dan Meagher (eds), The Principle of Legality in Australia and New Zealand (Federation Press, 2017) (with Justice Stephen McLeish)
  • Reporter for the Commonwealth Law Reports

QUALIFICATIONS:

BSc (Hons), LLB (Hons) (Melb), LLM (Cantab)

Olaf holds a bachelor’s degree with first class honours in both science and law from the University of Melbourne, where he received several academic prizes and scholarships.  He also holds a Master of Law from the University of Cambridge, where he studied as a Supreme Court of Victoria – Trinity Hall Scholar and Honorary Cambridge Australia Scholar. 

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

Australian Association of Constitutional Law
Commercial Bar Association of Victoria

Olaf Ciolek

Bar Roll: 2015 Admitted: 2010
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Profile

Olaf practises in public, commercial and tax law.

He advises and appears on behalf of individuals, corporations and government agencies in administrative law, constitutional law, federal and state taxation law, corporations law and general commercial matters.

Before coming to the Bar, Olaf served as an associate to the Hon Justice Crennan AC of the High Court of Australia.  He was later the Researcher to the Solicitor-General for Victoria and an associate to the Hon Justice McLeish of the Court of Appeal.  As a solicitor, Olaf worked at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office and Mallesons Stephen Jaques.

 

 

*Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Areas of Practice

CommercialConstitutional LawElectoral LawFOI/PrivacyHuman RightsJudicial ReviewMerits ReviewTaxes – FederalTaxes – State

Cases

Publication

  • “Techniques of Adjudication” in Cheryl Saunders and Adrienne Stone (eds), Oxford Handbook of the Australian Constitution (Oxford University Press, 2018) (with Peter Hanks QC)
  • “The Principle of Legality and the General System of Law” in Matthew Groves and Dan Meagher (eds), The Principle of Legality in Australia and New Zealand (Federation Press, 2017) (with Justice Stephen McLeish)
  • Reporter for the Commonwealth Law Reports

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS::

BSc (Hons), LLB (Hons) (Melb), LLM (Cantab)

Olaf holds a bachelor’s degree with first class honours in both science and law from the University of Melbourne, where he received several academic prizes and scholarships.  He also holds a Master of Law from the University of Cambridge, where he studied as a Supreme Court of Victoria – Trinity Hall Scholar and Honorary Cambridge Australia Scholar. 

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

Australian Association of Constitutional Law
Commercial Bar Association of Victoria