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Letter: Without a wig

Sir: The traditionalists are opposed to reform of the form of dress required in court and the wearing of wigs for barristers and judges in the High Court. It does seem anomalous that, although barristers and solicitors are, in my view rightly, required to wear appropriate gowns in open court, solicitors are privileged to appear in the High Court without wearing a wig. Barristers can only appear in court wearing a wig, and the privilege of appearing in court without a wig accorded to every solicitor is denied even to Queen's Counsel.

Yours faithfully,


London, EC4

16 November