Load of pony

BabyB LPlate improvedYesterday I received an informal consultation form on barristers’ wigs. One minute we hear that they are about to be banned, the next not. What we never hear about is the number of little ponies which have to be killed in the making of each horse-hair wig.  Maybe we should get the animal rights brigade involved?

Anyway, I duly filled out the consultation form.  Under the section asking us to describe any other style of court dress we would favour I suggested “Batman outfits for barristers, Robin ones for solicitors.”  I mean if we’re going to be dressing up then why not let’s go the whole hog?  I know I’d choose the caped crusader over someone with a silly wig on their head in any fight.  As for women, they’re going to want their own costumes.  My suggestion is Catwoman simply on the basis that Wonder Woman would give an unfair advantage with the judges.  As for pupils, I’ve suggested they wear red learner plates on their backs followed by green ones for the first year of practice.  Oh and if we’re going to have things pinned on to us, then let’s have a few adverts for good measure, tennis player style.

June 21, 2016 · Tim Kevan · 7 Comments
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7 Responses

  1. Gary - August 3, 2007

    Barristers accepting adverts. Surely that could never happen???

  2. Dodgy Geezer - August 3, 2007

    I might suggest nudity, based on the premise that justice should not only be done, it should be seen to be done….

  3. Peter - August 3, 2007

    This is the most brilliant entry ever. Go for it, baby barrister

  4. High Tory - August 4, 2007

    Perhaps, as money is being splashed out on new “simplified” robes for judges as well, we might take another look at alternative court dress? I’ve always fancied myself in the cronation robes of Blessed Emperor Charles of Austria. Very fitting for the nobility of the bar methinks.
    See here for the robes
    http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/5880/n36812346322945288224co3.jpg

  5. DOUBLE ESPRESSO - August 6, 2007

    Perhaps our hero ought to be sponsored by Starbucks? Or given his predeliction for spiking others, that curious looking blue drink, WKD. PS Surely horses are not killed. A haircut maybe, death perhaps not. At least we know what happened to Desert Orchid’s hair after he went to that great green paddock in the sky. And what of the future? What is going to do with Desmond Lynam’s hair when he visits the great grandstand in the sky wearing, no doubt, a very nice sweater? Long live Des.

  6. Sarah - August 7, 2007

    i would have thought everyone would just want something comfortable to wear.

  7. fran - August 13, 2007

    I agree with High Tory – Coronation Robes wold scare the bejesus out of most criminal defendants!