Robing of Counsel
The following robing practices apply in the Federal Court, unless a judge otherwise orders, having regard to the nature or circumstances of a particular matter:
Wigs, full-bottomed or otherwise, are not worn on any occasion.
Robes, and any related attire, are worn for:
- all other final hearings, including the final hearing of a separate issue
- and for delivery of judgment after all such hearings.
Robes are not worn for any other hearing, including the hearing of an interlocutory issue and matters before a Judicial Registrar.
In the event of doubt, enquiry should be made of the associate to the presiding judge.