All callees please note:

  • the dress code is dark suits with a court shirt and bands or a court shirt and ladies collar or a ladies collarette
  • you can a hire or purchase barrister’s gown for the ceremony
  • no wigs are required – the photographer will have wigs available if you would like to be photographed in one

Male callees

Male callees must wear a barrister’s gown over a dark suit with a white winged -collar shirt and starched bands. The shirt may be:

  • a tunic court shirt with attachable wing collar
  • a regular plain white wing-collared shirt (no pleats, no black buttons)

a white winged collared shirt   two white bands - one clip one tie fastening

Standard collared shirts are not suitable.

Female callees

Female callees must wear a Barrister’s gown over a dark suit with:

  • a court bib (aka collarette) over a white top

a white ladies collarette

or a white tunic or mandarin court shirt with ladies collar

a white court shirt folded   white bands

  • a white winged-collar court shirt with starched bands; this may be a tunic court shirt with attachable wing collar or a regular plain white wing-collared shirt (no pleats, no black buttons)

a white court shirt folded   two white bands - one clip one tie fastening

Standard collared shirts are not suitable.

Gowns

You must hire or buy a barrister’s gown for the day in advance. You can hire a barrister’s gown, and bands if appropriate, online from the following companies. Please do this as soon as possible, we advise 6 weeks prior to the ceremony.

Guests

Please ask your guests to dress as they might if attending a university graduation ceremony, i.e. smart daywear.

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