It stressed that al-Shiekh's trial is a political trial that "seeks to wear a legal dress
, but to no avail".
Bewigged lawyers will protest in legal dress
outside Birmingham Crown Court next Monday morning as part of a campaign by some of the country's top courtroom brains.
Finally, judges and lawyers in criminal courts are to keep their traditional wigs and gowns despite a review of legal dress
The introduction of wigs into polite society in the reign of Charles II (1680-85) led to their introduction to legal dress
According to the Law of Public Order of 1991 (chapter 3) "(any) woman who appears in the place of work or the street without the legal dress
will receive punishment not exceeding 25 lashes, a pen alty of LS500 or both.