Wigging out

October 14, 2008 at 12:29 am Leave a comment

A piece of costumery with a long and noble, if itchy, association.

Judges in the Civil Courts in the UK are now wigless. After three hundred years of covering up with horsehair, apparently the judiciary no longer need to hide. The former Lord Chief Justice, Lord Phillips, gave the order which came into effect on 1 October.

Lord Phillips also modeled the new judges’ gown. There’s been reference to Trekkie inspiration.

To top it all, the new Lord Chief Justice is…Lord Judge.

Here’s a fun look at judiciary robes from around the world.


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