Advocate Band & Gowns
Advocate Band & Gowns

No need to appear in gowns, coats, sherwanis; Dress in a sober and dignified manner: Delhi High Court tells Advocates

Aditi Singh

The Delhi High Court has clarified that while appearing before it or before its subordinate Courts through video conferencing or otherwise, Advocates are exempted from wearing gowns, coats, sherwanis, achkans, chapkans and jackets.

The Advocates shall be "dressed in a sober and dignified manner" and expected to adhere to the rest of the dress code, as prescribed in Part VI, Chapter IV of the Bar Council of India Rules, it is stated.

The decision to relax the dross code for advocates was taken to further contain the spread of COVID-19.

The High Court had earlier exempted Advocates who appear in the District Court from wearing coats, bands and ties.

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court had also notified a relaxation in the dress code for lawyers appearing before it via video conferencing.

Read the Circular:

Circular dated 25.05.2020 on Delhi HC dress code.pdf
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