Queensland Chief Justice Tim Carmody (left), looks on as former Premier Campbell Newman speaks during the announcement at the Supreme Court in Brisbane. Mr Carmody's appointment to replace outgoing Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul de Jersey is now under pressure.
Queensland Chief Justice Tim Carmody (left), looks on as former Premier Campbell Newman speaks during the announcement at the Supreme Court in Brisbane. Mr Carmody's appointment to replace outgoing Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul de Jersey is now under pressure. AAP Image - Dan Peled

Chief Justice Carmody under pressure from top lawyers

WHILE a crisis brews at one end of George Street, a storm is continues to build at the other, with the legal community stuck in a standoff over the appointment of Tim Carmody as Chief Justice.

Following retiring Supreme Court Justice Alan Wilson's valedictory address claiming Justice Carmody's appointment was a failure and the Chief Justice's response, the President of the Bar Association of Queensland, Shane Doyle took the step of releasing his own statement.

"Public statements over the last few days have confirmed that there are important matters of concern affecting the functioning of the Supreme Court of this State," he said.

"The issues at the heart of these concerns need to be addressed, not only for the individual members of the judiciary, but more importantly for the people of this State whose respect for and confidence in the court is and must remain a paramount consideration.

"It is important that these issues are addressed very soon to avoid damage to the standing of our court and its members."

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