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Why Do British Lawyers Wear Wigs?

Why on earth do British lawyers wear those wigs?

A judge’s bench wig (left) and barristers wig.
https://www.chambersstudent.co.uk | A judge’s bench wig (left) and barristers wig.

Growing up as a kid, I was always very skeptical about this and I had assumed that it was just a television thing. This may be unfamiliar to a lot of people but it’s definitely familiar if you live in a Commonwealth country. The UK is the most well known for this. In the legal system, the formal courtroom attire for people…

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