Should ties remain barristers’ required dress in court?
A recent article in Lawyers’ Weekly electronic newsletter raised the issue of continuation of wearing of ties by lawyers appearing in court hearings (obviously inapplicable to women and barristers when robed). A poll of their readers yielded a majority (about 60 %) were in favour of retention. Given ties are eschewed by many solicitors – and increasingly barristers – outside court, this issue deserves ventilation and monitoring. The judiciary, of course, would need to make the final call on any change to the current protocol. Click here for the link to the article in Lawyers Weekly.