Breaking News

Wigs on the Way Out
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

As of October, the powered wigged past is now not required in British courts in civil and family law cases. In other cases? I just don’t know. Wigs have been a part of the courtroom in Britain since the 17th century.  These horsehair wigs, while adding a sense of grandeur and history to the proceedings, come at a heavy cost.

“Some people think it gives them more authority,” Baldwin said of his traditional horsehair headpiece, which trial lawyers are required to wear in British courtrooms. “But most of us just think they’re itchy.”

After a series of reforms to the British court system, the call for an end to the era of wigs has been even louder.

  
What
Where


“It is an ancient practice that many of us don’t think has a place in the modern world,” said Kevin Martin, president of the Law Society, a national group representing 120,000 lawyers. Martin said he was hopeful that change is near because the judiciary has a new leader, Nicholas Phillips, who is considered a modernizer not wedded to the 17th-century adornments.

For More Information

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!






 

RELEVANT JOBS

Legal Secretary

USA-LA-New Orleans

A New Orleans litigation law firm is seeking an experienced Legal Assistant / Legal Secretary to und...

Apply now

Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney

USA-TX-Fort Worth

We are currently looking for a consumer Bankruptcy Attorney to join our team. This position is respo...

Apply now

Legal Assistant

USA-TN-Knoxville

London & Amburn, PC is located in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee near the Hilton Hotel. London & A...

Apply now

Paralegal

USA-NE-Bellevue

Paralegal Big Fire Law & Policy Group LLP is seeking an experienced Paralegal to join our Firm. ...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Civil Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-FL-Tampa

Tampa office of a BCG Attorney Search top ranked law firm seeks Civil Litigation Associate Attorney ...

Apply Now

Associate Attorney

USA-MI-Livonia

Livonia office of our client seeks Associate Attorney with 2 years of complex civil litigation exper...

Apply Now

Senior Litigation Partner

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of our client seeks Senior Litigation Partner with 38 years of experience. The ...

Apply Now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top