It is contended that no litigant involved in civil proceedings or an accused in a criminal trial has ever had a ‘fair hearing’ in Scotland. As a result, and as you read this paper, thousands of innocent people are being held in jail. This paper, that is the first of a ten part series, will show why the wearing of gowns and wigs by officers of the court introduces ‘bias’ into all legal proceedings.
In the courts of Scotland all judges, advocates and solicitors wear a uniform that consists of a black gown and a ceremonial wig. It is obvious to the author that this form of dress means that no litigant can ever receive a fair hearing. It is contended that a judge will subconsciously favour those who wear a similar uniform to him or herself as opposed to those who don’t. Read more