Barrister as Vulture dressed for court. The elegant raptor, a beautiful bird of prey as barrister dressed, robed and poised for court. Gently, she will place the powdered wig on her head and enter the courtroom where she will begin the hunt and where she will sieze her catch of the day. Vulture-barrister (england.ivan) by... Continue Reading →
Sharing today from Legal Cheek .... Horsehair extensions and evening wear-style gowns yet to materialise. 1920s Cartoon Predicts that first Women Barristers would hilariously Modify their Wigs A cartoon dating back the 1920s has surfaced on Twitter that ridicules the idea of female barristers, suggesting that they would modify their wigs and gowns to keep up with... Continue Reading →
Legal garments in Australia are steeped in history and custom. A lawyer's robe, at least what we are required to wear in South Australia, is open at the front (no buttons) as we wear a black jacket underneath. The robe is complex and layered in its design elements. As for making the robe. Perish... Continue Reading →
Broadchurch love. Nice to see great entertainment in the compelling crime/legal mystery drama Broadchurch as it returns to ABC TV tonight. Of course, when you're in the legal business, you might wince about the court room scenes and how accurate they are in the show or any legal/crime drama series for that matter. I'm Australian and practice here.... Continue Reading →
Contemplating putting together a bit of dialogue suitable for a short mock criminal trial presentation set in late 19C South Australia. I want the lawyers' costumes to be historically accurate. .
Courtroom Couture of formality and tradition means the lady lawyer must don her wig and robe for 'the Captain Cook look' as in this portrait from Ada Evans Law Chambers. The Law Report: When it comes to traditional wigs & robes, views in the legal community differ. Nic Angelov is a Sydney barrister. He makes the... Continue Reading →