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Sir Terence O'Rort Articles from 2007
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Sir Terence O'Rort    December 12, 2007  
Daphnis' Rules, OK!

Queensland’s new costs rules. The assessors should not be hampered by skill or rules. Daphnis de Jersey declares this a “win for consumers” ... more

Sir Terence O'Rort    November 9, 2007  
MacGillivray v QLS

Senior Brisneyland solicitor Lex MacGillivray wants the Queensland Law Society to better explain some mysteries in its latest accounts. But, it’s a bit like drawing teeth from a frozen cadaver ... more

Sir Terence O'Rort    August 17, 2007  
Taxation of costs - northern style

Queensland is to keep all costs assessments secret and privileged. Daphnis overturns the High Court ... more

Sir Terence O'Rort    July 19, 2007  
Rumples Russo - TV star and fashion disaster

Sir Terence O’Rort examines Stephen Keim SC’s release of Dr Mohamed Haneef’s police record of interview. Unfortunately, the new Queensland barristers rules take a mean-spirited view of Keim’s noble freedom of information gesture ... more

Sir Terence O'Rort    July 10, 2007  
An audience with Lord Eldon

Now that the Brisvegas Bar n’ Grill’s organ Hearsay is online we can catch-up with Lord Eldon’s antidote to Relevance Deprivation Syndrome ... more

Sir Terence O'Rort    July 3, 2007  
Winning ways

Sir Terence comes to the defence of a Rockhampton solicitor whose limited grasp of the English language and a robust style of advocacy have upset the disciplinary ponces ... more

Sir Terence O'Rort    July 3, 2007  
Daphnis to "guide" costs regime

The new (interim) arrangements for costs assessments in Queensland have a decidedly rickety feeling. Instead of a decent set of rules Daphnis de Jersey can just provide “guidance” about appropriate directions ... more

Sir Terence O'Rort    May 22, 2007  
Taxing officer snatches it and bolts

Bob Houghton, the Queensland Supreme Court’s long serving costs guru, has taken early retirement, leaving the registry in chaos. Apparently, the assaults on his customer protection policy just got too much ... more