Why Do Barristers Wear Wigs?

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Barristers wear wigs because it is part of their uniform as required by law.
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Why Do Barristers Wear Wigs?
Barristers in the English legal system wear wigs called tie wigs that cover half of the head. On special occasions, senior barristers may wear long, shoulder-length wigs called spaniel wigs. Barrister wigs, made from horsehair, are seldom washed or... More »
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Barristers wear white wigs to provide anonymity, not in the sense of giving a disguise or camouflage, but disaffection from personal involvement with the case. The white wigs also confer dignity and sombreness on proceedings of the court.
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Wigs help identify barristers as office holders in authority with high honor and importance. The appearance of a wig signifies the seriousness and dignity of court proceedings and
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It is mainly to show their superior and so that people know who they are.
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It is thought that wigs had value because of head lice spread from unsanitary court rooms the wearer having a shaved head beneath his wig. Hundreds of years of use. For hundreds of
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There are many myths about wigs but as a barrister I can confirm the wig is very historical and was meant to represent the brain! i.e. barristers being such brain boxes the brain
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Barristers in the English legal system wear wigs called tie wigs that cover half of the head. On special occasions, senior barristers may wear long, shoulder-length ...
Barristers in the English legal system wear wigs called tie wigs that cover half of the head. On special occasions, senior barristers may wear long, shoulder-length ...
Barristers in the English legal system wear wigs called tie wigs that cover half of the head. On special occasions, senior barristers may wear long, shoulder-length ...
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