(199)  Wigs stay on

The Faculty of Advocates’ consultation on whether wigs should continue to be worn in court by members of Faculty (see no 182 for the background) has resulted in affirmation of the tradition.  80% of the Faculty responding were in favour of its continuation.  The Times 15 October 2002 quotes the Vice-Dean of Faculty, Roy Martin QC, as saying: Our members agree that court dress provides advocates with an obvious symbol of their professional identity in the mind of the public and represents a positive link with the best traditions in the practice of the law.  (16 October 2002)