Martin Partington: Spotlight on the Justice System

Keeping the English Legal System under review

Court dress

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Television plays usually portray judges wearing wigs and robes. In serious criminal trials decided in the crown court this is unchanged. However, such cases aside, the reality is that for the majority of cases (including tribunal cases) judges wear ordinary business suits. For civil and family cases, since 1 October 2008, judicial wigs and gowns have been replaced – save for ceremonial occasions – by much simpler gowns. You can see these by clicking on and following the links.


Written by lwtmp

September 22, 2009 at 8:59 am

Posted in Chapter 1, Chapter 11

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