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Sir Terence O'Rort Articles from 2005
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Sir Terence O'Rort    November 30, 2005  
Wine and fashion fest hits QLS

Sir Terence O’Rort hates a drink, that’s why he’s a bit cranky over all this wine sponsorship in the QLS organ, Proctor. Meanwhile, excitement mounts for Friday’s brekkie with Daphnis ... more

Sir Terence O'Rort    October 14, 2005  
Foul-mouthed grasper struck off

The public needs to be protected from Mick (Rhino) Baker, according to Queensland language monitor Marty Moynihan. But not just yet, because the Rhino is still on the roll pending an appeal ... more

Sir Terence O'Rort    September 28, 2005  

Mick “Rhino” Baker from the big brassy no win-no fee shop of Baker Johnson has been found guilty of professional misconduct and unprofessional conduct. Dishonest overcharging and bilious bouts of over-ripe language helped sink the bruiser ... more

Sir Terence O'Rort    September 2, 2005  
Dr Death inquiry dies

Queensland’s version of the Oprah Winfrey show has been closed down by order of the Supreme Court. Lord Eldon has gone into exile and the Bjelke-Beattie government is looking more clod-like than usual ... more

Sir Terence O'Rort    September 2, 2005  
QLS' brisk trade in the "knowledge" biz

Mark Twain said “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education”. Inspired by that notion the Queensland Law Society’s points system for Continuing Professional Development does not interfere with members’ understanding of the law ... more

Sir Terence O'Rort    July 11, 2005  
Good ship Eldon hits a silly little reef

A Supreme Court application to stop the Eldon commission on the ground of apprehended bias is just a case of ingratitude towards someone who has discounted his daily fee so significantly in order to stamp out further murders at Queensland Health ... more

Sir Terence O'Rort    July 6, 2005  
Marshmallow pumps gas

Credit card trouble at the Queensland Law Society as former professional standards director chalks up a feeble $15,000 in eight months. At least Ross Turnbull would have given the card a decent trashing ... more

Sir Terence O'Rort    June 27, 2005  
Lord Eldon lays down the law

Lord Eldon puts down a mutiny or two over his inquiry into “Dr Death” and fondly recalls his days as a naval cadet at TS Bundaberg (toot, toot). Sir Terence reviews the transcript ... more

Sir Terence O'Rort    June 2, 2005  
At the court of Lord Eldon

The Commission of Inquiry into nearly 90 deaths at Bundaberg Hospital is a marvellous economic stimulant for Queensland’s legal caper. Lord Eldon, the youngest and most brilliant silk in the history of the law, is running the inquiry and there are thrills aplenty ... more

Sir Terence O'Rort    April 27, 2005  
Toasting Marshmallow

Former directior of professional conduct at the Queensland Law Society fails in stay application. Charges relating to misuse of a QLS credit card to be tried in July … more

Sir Terence O'Rort    February 23, 2005  
Vexed Queenslanders

Heat can do dreadful things to the brain as an exploration of the Queensland Supreme Court vexatious litigants list reveals. ... more

Sir Terence O'Rort    February 11, 2005  
The tireless buffing of the Baker Johnson "brand"

Sir Terence O’Rort ushers us inside the steamy world of an extraordinary Queensland law shop. ... more

Sir Terence O'Rort    January 26, 2005  
Queensland magistrates getting plenty of refreshment

Life has never been brighter since “Lady Di” Fingleton departed. Queensland’s Chief Magistrate, Marshall Irwin, has presided over a load of laughs and plenty of refreshments. ... more

Sir Terence O'Rort    January 11, 2005  
No shortage of spin in the sub-tropics

We kick-off the New Year with comprehensive analysis of Daphnis de Jersey’s credentials for selection to replace McHuge J on the High Court. ... more