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Sir Terence O'Rort Articles from 2006
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Sir Terence O'Rort    November 6, 2006  
Trying to breathe life into a dead parrot

Delays and fudging are all due to overwork at the Brisvegas federal magistrates’ court. How a former “Young Lawyer of the Year” slipped on the “slip rule” ... more

Sir Terence O'Rort    October 31, 2006  
Hang the expense - this is the QLS

Rubbery accounts cause angry scenes at Queensland Law Society AGM. Procedural mayhem slows the search for missing dramatis personae: “Miscellaneous, Other and Sundries” ... more

Sir Terence O'Rort    July 20, 2006  
Blood on the bloodlines

Upheaval as the Queensland bar reaffirms its policy that outsiders should not pinch the plum jobs. Lyons quits as president after supporting his wife’s appointment to the Supreme Court. How dreadful is that? Sir Terence O’Rort analyses the situation ... more

Sir Terence O'Rort    July 18, 2006  
Bloodlines on the bench

Queensland bar president Peter Lyons stands by his judge and issues a scathing rebuke of the association’s vice-president, Martin Daubney. Bar n’ Grill in uproar over judicial appointments and “inexcusable” remarks ... more

Sir Terence O'Rort    May 11, 2006  
Crazed Rhino shot

That adornment to the Brisbane legal caper Mick “Rhino” Baker failed to impress the Queensland Court of Appeal. The expulsion of the old brute from the herd has been upheld. O’Rort reports ... more

Sir Terence O'Rort    February 23, 2006  
Lord Eldon goes Nuttall

Lord Eldon’s caustic opinion for a former Queensland government minister is the talk of the town. The adjectives flow thick and fast as the great silk compares the relative positions and status of those on the Bar n’ Grill’s pecking order ... more

Sir Terence O'Rort    January 5, 2006  
Rhino's stay struck down

Rampaging Rhino Baker was struck off last October for overcharging and having a dirty mouth. However, the order was stayed pending the outcome of an appeal. Now the Queensland Court of Appeal has found that the discretion to grant the stay miscarried. The inability to practise pending an appeal is simply not a good enough reason to justify a stay ... more