Dr Stephen Donaghue QC

  • Dr Stephen Donaghue QC

Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)
Solicitor-General of Australia


Stephen Donaghue is a member of the Victorian Bar, where he practices principally in constitutional and administrative law. He has appeared in about 40 constitutional or administrative law matters (including many cases as Senior Counsel) before the Full Court of the High Court, most commonly for the Commonwealth, and in many appellate matters in the Federal Court and Victorian Court of Appeal. Stephen studied law at the University of Melbourne, where he received the Supreme Court Prize. He also obtained a D.Phil from Oxford University, where he studied after receiving Menzies and Commonwealth scholarships. Prior to coming to the Bar, Stephen was Associate to Justice Hayne at the High Court of Australia, and he worked as a solicitor for Minter Ellison in London.