Civil case judges to drop traditional wig and gown – The Times

Posted July 13th, 2007 in court dress, news by sally

“Judges are to end centuries of tradition and abandon the wearing of wigs and gowns in hundreds of civil and family cases. The decision to abolish the 300-year-old horsehair headgear, along with wing collars and bands, was announced yesterday by the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers.”

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The Times, 13th July 2007