A few years ago, I once instructed Counsel (a barrister) before the Chief Justice. Back then I was a young and inexperienced guy just trying to find his feet in the legal profession. The Chief Justice commented to Counsel that I was very well dressed. That I think was his way of being nice to a young fellow. It certainly made my day. To me, that incident shows that he is a magnanimous person.
Unlike some appointments to such positions, the people of Queensland can be assured that Paul de Jersey will be no political activist.