Christian Porter and lawyer Sue Chrysanthou ordered to pay costs to Jo Dyer

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A judge has made a decision that will be unwelcome to a lawyer who acted on behalf of Christian Porter in his libel suit against the ABC.

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Christian Porter’s attorney Sue Chrysanthou was ordered to pay the charges. Image: NCA NewsWire / Adam YipSource: News Corp Australia

Christian Porter and his attorney have been ordered by a judge to pay costs related to a lawsuit filed by a friend of the woman who accused the former attorney general of raping her three decades ago.

The woman, Jo Dyer, had filed for a court order to prevent Mr Porter’s high profile attorney Sue Chrysanthou from acting on his behalf in a separate case, a defamation lawsuit filed by Mr Porter against the ABC .

Mr Porter, who denies the rape allegation, and Ms Chrysanthou will have to pay Ms Dyer’s legal costs.

Ms. Dyer took the matter to federal court in an effort to prevent Ms. Chrysanthou from acting on behalf of Mr. Porter over what she believed to be a conflict of interest.

Christian Porter has suffered a costly setback in court.  Image: Matt Jelonek/Getty Images

Christian Porter has suffered a costly setback in court. Image: Matt Jelonek/Getty ImagesSource: Getty Images

Ms Dyer said Ms Chrysanthou had previously advised her about her friend, known as Kate, who died last year before she could make a formal police statement about her allegations against Porter.

Judge Tom Thawley sided with Mrs Dyer in late May.

With Friday’s ruling, Judge Thawley settled the question of who should pay for the proceedings.

He rejected the arguments of both Mr Porter and Ms Chrysanthou that they should not bear the full costs.

« In the circumstances of this case, I believe that Ms Chrysanthou should not be relieved of an order to pay the successful party’s costs, » Judge Thawley wrote in the decision.

While the verdict did not specify how expensive the payment would be, it noted that Ms. Chrysanthou’s lawyers had « taken a hostile approach » before Ms. Dyer filed her case, « including threatening to sue for $150,000. if the proceedings were to be commenced ».

Mr. Porter dropped his defamation suit against the ABC on May 31.

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