In the Media

The wig: 18th-century relic or court ?must??

PUBLISHED January 12, 2012

Computer screens are replacing pink-ribboned briefs and paper bundles, the modern dock is just a table behind glass, and laptops and tweeting are allowed in court. One enduring symbol of the law, however, is proving harder to modernise ? the advocate?s 18th- century horsehair wig.