Jarrod Bleijie slammed as "incompetent"

Former Attorney-General and member for Kawana Jarrod Bleijie
Former Attorney-General and member for Kawana Jarrod Bleijie

THE former president of the Queensland Bar Association described Jarrod Bleijie as an "inexperienced and under-educated, and, in my view, incompetent Attorney-General", who headed "insidious attacks" against the legal profession.

Peter Davis, who resigned as head of the Bar Association in June 2014, following escalating disputes between the Newman Government and the legal community, said there was an "intolerable and matter-of-fact attack upon the profession and the courts" during the Newman Government's term.

Mr Davis made the remarks in a speech made to the Bar Association on Wednesday night, after he was awarded life membership.

He said he realised "too late" that "confidentiality meant nothing to the Attorney-General".

"Between November 2013 when I became president and 13 June 2014, the date of my resignation, I resisted the government as forcefully as I could in private consultations with this Attorney-General," he said in speech notes seen by Fairfax Media.

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