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Posts made in May, 2002

A dressing-down

By on May 30, 2002 | 0 comments

The following letter was originally published in the Gazette: “Dear Editor, The existing distinction in court dress between solicitor-advocates and barristers is ridiculous. This penalises both solicitors and – more importantly – their clients. Obviously solicitor-advocates should be allowed to wear wigs without further delay. However, a subtle difference in the design of the wigs may still be appropriate to enable those in the legal profession to recognise the distinction in status. I would suggest that, rather than being made from horsehair, solicitor-advocates’ wigs should be made from nylon. And be orange. Simon Gibbs, barrister...

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