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Queensland Bar Association head steps down after controversy


By Shannon Sweeney

18 June 2014 at 09:43 BST


Peter Davis resigned last week after Tim Carmody QC was appointed as Chief Justice of the state's Supreme Court.

Peter Davis QC stepped down as head of the Queensland Bar Association last week. Taras Vyshnya

The head of the Queensland Bar Association resigned last week after Tim Carmody QC was appointed as Chief Justice of the state's Supreme Court. Peter Davis QC resigned on 13 June, stating he had lost faith in the integrity of the process of appointing judges. He said there was little, if any, support for Carmody's appointment within the legal profession, in addition to little-to-no support within the ranks of the sitting Supreme Court judges. The Queensland Law Society, which originally welcomed Carmody, is now claiming that Davis' resignation had raised concerns over the administration of justice in Queensland. Source: Lawyers Weekly.

 
   
 
 
 

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