Supreme Court president backs move away from traditional courtroom attire

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  • Why do barristers love drag?
    Banana #1: I might not look like much now, but you should see me in my wig and gown.
    Banana #2: Oh, are you a barrister?
    Banana #1: No, a transvestite.
    Omnes: Boom boom. Kindly leave the robing room.

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  • What is the world coming to? What will be next?Jeans and trainers?

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  • Given it's our highest court and now televised surely robes should be worn, if only to remind the watching world we have the oldest and most respected legal system.

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  • why not go the whole hog and offer the Courtroom naming rights to Sports Direct?

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  • How does the wearing of wigs have anything with the environment to discuss legal issues? And accessibility? Every time an argument has tenuous connections with hard facts, 'accessibility' is trotted out. Oh that's all right then. Ridiculous.

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  • Wigs and gowns do serve at least one purpose for those who are not used to the court process as it helps them at least to pick out which people are counsel

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  • We should keep wigs and gowns. And what's more, we should only allow submissions to be made in Elizabethan English (or, perhaps, Victorian English). People who want to keep wigs and gowns but talk in modern English are too half-hearted for me - where's their commitment to traditionalism?

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  • There are few things more embarrassing and irritating than members of an elite attempting to make themselves look like ordinary plebs. It's just Patronising with a capital `P'.

    Don't they realise that in this drab and depressing world ordinary people - the very ones they are trying to pander to - actually enjoy and respect tradition? Yes, there's probably a large element of nostalgia, but so what? We need some consolations in life.

    By failing to appreciate this, and by failing to respect or even understand such plebeian views they are, ironically, simply emphasising the gulf between 'them' and 'us'.

    And since when were the intellectual meanderings of a Supreme Court judgment `accessible' even to most lawyers? So what possible point is there to this pathetic show of false modesty?

    There are precious few reminders left of what a brilliant country this was at one time, and these idiots are determined to erase even the last few traces.

    So to hell with them and the drab uniformity that they wish to impose on everything and everyone.

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  • Any barrister who wants to wear a wig and gown should be allowed to do so on the condition that he (or she) wears suspendors and stockings too.

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  • I agree with Rural Bliss. For a number of years I have been asking clients their viewa on this matter and have found nothing less than total support for the wearing of wigs and gowns. It seems most of them gain cofidence from this and feel that they really are being properly represented by real advocates.

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