Barristers wearing wigs feel the heat in May at an appointment ceremony at the Court of Final Appeal in Central. Photo: Nora Tam
Barristers wearing wigs feel the heat in May at an appointment ceremony at the Court of Final Appeal in Central. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong barristers given option of forgoing wigs for religious head coverings

  • The Bar Association and chief justice have agreed to allow a general exemption for religious reasons to the rule barristers must wear wigs in court
  • Barrister Azan Marwah realised the need for change after a Sikh colleague came to him in 2014 with concerns about observing his faith when called to the Bar

Barristers wearing wigs feel the heat in May at an appointment ceremony at the Court of Final Appeal in Central. Photo: Nora Tam
Barristers wearing wigs feel the heat in May at an appointment ceremony at the Court of Final Appeal in Central. Photo: Nora Tam
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