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09:55 UK time, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

robe_pa203.jpgFor those of you that came here from the Daily Mini-Quiz, here is a picture of the new outfit for judges in the civil and family courts.

The horsehair wigs have been ditched in favour of a dark navy, gaberdine gown trimmed with velvet, designed by Betty Jackson.

This one is modelled by the most senior judge in Britain, Lord Chief Justice, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, who had often complained about the inconvenice of the wig.

Coloured bands denote seniority. Red is for High Court judge, gold for Court of Appeal judges and heads of High Court divisions, lilac for circuit judges and blue for district judges.

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