Archive for the 'court dress' Category

Objection! Judges reject new robes – The Independent

“The English judiciary has long been regarded as a bastion of conservative mores and sartorial continuity. So when, 10 months ago, former designer of the year Betty Jackson ripped up 300 years of tradition by introducing a new robe for some of England’s most trenchant legal minds, her chutzpah raised eyebrows far beyond the High Court.”

Full story

The Independent, 27th March 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Court Dress: Guidance from Chairman of the Bar Council – The Bar Council

“The Chairman of the Bar has today issued guidance on court dress regarding the Practice Direction issued by the Lord Chief Justice dated 31 July 2008.”

Full story

The Bar Council, 20th November 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Civil judges ditch wearing wigs – BBC News

“Judges in civil and family cases in England and Wales have stopped wearing wigs as part of a new dress code.”

Full story

BBC News, 1st October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Practice Direction (Court Dress) (No 5) – Times Law Reports

Practice Direction (Court Dress) (No 5)

Supreme Court

“Judges in civil cases would wear a new civil robe, without a wig, as from October 1, 2008, and would be distinguishable by different coloured tabs.”

The Times, 19th August 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date if publication.

Practice Direction (Court Dress) (No 5) – WLR Daily

Practice Direction (Court Dress) (No 5); [2008] WLR (D) 285

“A new civil robe, to be worn without a wig, would be introduced for judges in civil cases from 1 October 2008.”

WLR Daily, 4th August 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

The Lord Chief Justice – Practice Direction – Court Working Dress – Judiciary of England and Wales

“Practice Direction (Court Dress) (no.5) and Amendment no.20 to the Consolidated Criminal Practice Direction (Court Dress).”

Full Practice Direction

Judiciary of England and Wales, 31st July 2008

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Court Dress: Guidance from Chairman of the Bar Council – The Bar Council

“The Chairman of the Bar has today issued guidance on court dress regarding the Practice Direction issued by the Lord Chief Justice dated 31 July 2008.”

Full press release

The Bar Council, 31st July 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk


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