Pupil barrister uses hemp to create first vegan wig – Legal Futures

Posted March 2nd, 2021 in barristers, court dress, news, veganism by sally

‘A pupil barrister and animal protection activist has created what is thought to be the first vegan barrister’s wig, made from hemp rather than horse hair.’

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Legal Futures, 1st March 2021

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‘It is helpful to wear the uniform’: barrister’s wig enjoys surprising popularity – The Guardian

Posted February 17th, 2021 in barristers, court dress, criminal justice, Ministry of Justice, news by sally

‘he justice secretary, Robert Buckland, is animated about the conduct of some lawyers, and what he intends to do about it. Invited by the Daily Mail this week to give his views on the immigration system, Buckland said he intended to bring in reforms to stop the public “being taken for a ride” by lawyers bringing challenges to prevent the last-minute deportation of their clients.’

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The Guardian, 16th February 2021

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You wear it well – at last, court attire for women – Legal Futures

Posted June 18th, 2020 in barristers, court dress, news, women by sally

‘Female barristers can now buy court attire actually designed for them after a London junior launched an online shop named after the first two women called to the Bar.’

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Legal Futures, 18th June 2020

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Judges to have wider powers in contempt rules rewrite – Litigation Futures

Posted March 11th, 2020 in civil procedure rules, contempt of court, court dress, judiciary, news by tracey

‘Judges could be handed wider powers to take the initiative over contempt of court in draft rules proposed by the Civil Procedure Rule Committee (CPRC).’

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Litigation Futures, 11th March 2020

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Mother and daughter in terror plot case ordered to lift veils by magistrate who demands to see their eyes – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 12th, 2017 in conspiracy, court dress, Islam, magistrates, news, terrorism by sally

‘A woman and her daughter charged in connection with what is thought to be Britain’s first all-female alleged terror plot were told to lift their veils in court by a magistrate who asked to see their eyes.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th May 2017

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Women who wear religious veils in court must be respected, says UK’s most senior judge – The Independent

Posted April 20th, 2015 in court dress, courts, Islam, judges, news, religious discrimination, Supreme Court by sally

‘Women who choose to wear religious veils in court must be shown respect, the country’s most senior judge has said.’

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The Independent, 17th April 2015

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Respect women’s right to wear veil in court, says Britain’s most senior judge – The Guardian

Posted April 17th, 2015 in court dress, Islam, judges, news, religious discrimination, women by sally

‘Judges must show respect to women who choose to keep their faces covered due to their religious beliefs, the UK’s most senior judge has said.’

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The Guardian, 17th April 2015

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Judge reprimands lawyer for dressing like ‘something out of Harry Potter’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 1st, 2014 in barristers, court dress, news, peerages & dignities, solicitor advocates by sally

‘Judge David Wynn Morgan asks the lawyer, who had been referring to himself as Lord Harley, why he was wearing colourful ribbons and badges on his robes.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th August 2014

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Veil row woman admits witness intimidation – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2014 in court dress, human rights, intimidation, Islam, juries, news by sally

‘A Muslim woman who wore a full-face veil in court during her trial has admitted witness intimidation.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2014

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Lord Chief Justice: public should decide if Islamic veil should be allowed in court – Daily Telegraph

“The most senior judge in England and Wales says a public consultation will open on the ‘divisive’ subject soon.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th November 2013

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Lord Chief Justice suggests using Skype and FaceTime in courts – The Independent

“Video-call technology such as Skype and FaceTime could be used to allow criminal defendants to take part in court hearings from home, the most senior judge in England and Wales has said. In his first press conference, the new Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas, said the use of such applications could reduce the cost of hearings held in the run up to a trial.”

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The Independent, 5th November 2013

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Ban court witnesses from giving evidence in veil, says Ken Clarke – The Guardian

Posted November 4th, 2013 in court dress, evidence, Islam, news, witnesses by sally

“The former justice secretary Ken Clarke has rekindled the debate about wearing veils in court by claiming that a proper trial is impossible if a defendant is ‘in a kind of bag’.”

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The Guardian, 3rd November 2013

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Tory ECHR Withdrawal, Prisoner Cold Turkey & Niqabs Again – The Human Rights Roundup – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 2nd, 2013 in court dress, human rights, Islam, news, prisons, smoking, women by tracey

“This week the Conservative Party Conference is likely to generate human rights headlines. Meanwhile, previous controversies still bubble away. Chris Grayling, taking a break from legal aid cuts, offered his opinion on the Europe debate. Meanwhile, others considered the role of transparency, demeanour, religious freedom and niqabs in the courts, and, with the proposed smoking ban in prisons, smokers may have found another reason not to break the law.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 29th September 2013

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com

Niqab court ruling: a classic exercise in reasonableness – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

“In 1894 Edward Marshall Hall KC defended the Austrian-born prostitute Marie Hermann, charged with the murder of a client whose body she hid in a trunk. The jury acquitted of murder and convicted of manslaughter after what has become his most famous jury speech ending with, ‘Look at her, gentlemen of the jury, look at her. God never gave her a chance, won’t you?’ The personalities may have changed and the language less flowery but the basic principle of a jury trial is the same – we judge our peers on the evidence and that is the evidence presented in court. This includes our assessment of other human beings, not just what they say but how they say it.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 25th September 2013

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Impostor guilty of posing as barrister in court – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2012 in court dress, impersonating a barrister, news, recidivists by sally

“A man who donned a wig and robe to pose as a barrister and represent a friend in a crown court case has been found guilty of impersonating a lawyer.”

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The Guardian, 5th March 2012

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Supreme Court lawyers allowed to dress down – The Independent

Posted November 22nd, 2011 in court dress, legal profession, news, Supreme Court by sally

“Lawyers appearing at the UK’s highest court will no longer have to wear traditional dress, it was announced today.”

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The Independent, 21st November 2011

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Objection! Judges reject new robes – The Independent

Posted March 27th, 2009 in court dress, judiciary, news by sally

“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.”

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The Independent, 27th March 2009

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

Posted November 21st, 2008 in court dress, news by sally

“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.”

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The Bar Council, 20th November 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Civil judges ditch wearing wigs – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2008 in court dress, news by sally

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

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BBC News, 1st October 2008

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

Posted August 19th, 2008 in court dress, law reports, practice directions by sally

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

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