EMBATTLED Queensland Chief Justice Tim Carmody has promised to "finish the job" when he returns from sick leave.
Mr Carmody will be taking four week break for a bad back from Monday.
Speaking to media outside the Brisbane Supreme Court he said his back was "OK" and the time away from the courts will not be a precursor to stepping down as chief justice.
"I've got absolutely every intention of finishing the term as chief justice that I agreed to do," he said.
"I've got a job to do and when I've finished it I'll leave."
Mr Carmody's job has been under pressure due to a growing division between the Chief Justice and some members of the judiciary - including Court of Appeal President Margaret McMurdo.
But Mr Carmody denied there was a rift with other senior Queensland judges stating he did not feel "under pressure".
"No I don't think I'm under pressure from any of the other judges. I've got a great deal of respect for the other judges."
Last week Mr Carmody disqualified himself from the appeal of Daniel Morcombe's killer Brett Peter Cowan after allegations of bias.
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