WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO COURT?
Life isn’t perfect but your outfit can be!
Going to court? Not sure what to wear?
At Coastal Lawyers we are quite the fashionable bunch (or maybe we just like good old fashioned practical advice that people can use).
So here it is, Coastal Lawyers top fashion court trends for 2021 (and beyond).
DON’T GET TOO COMFORTABLE
Wear what makes you feel comfortable BUT…..not too comfortable. It is not a day out at the beach. You aren’t going out for cocktails or beers with your friends. It is a serious occasion and a serious environment, so dress with that in mind.
COVER UP THE TAT’S
First impressions last and while society has progressed and many of us lawyers now even have tattoos, the law and particularly the courts are still very conservative places. The Magistrate is unlikely to enjoy your ink as much as your friends.
Dressing conservatively shows that you respect the court process and are taking your matter seriously. This will not go unnoticed by the Magistrate.
So dress to impress but also dress in what makes you most comfortable and authentic.
You don’t want to be a nervous Nelly or a fidgety Fred because you have dressed in a suit for the first time or because you are wearing 6 inch heels when you are more comfortable in flat shoes.
Men should preferably wear a suit and tie BUT if you are not comfortable in a suit then opt for some dress trousers and a button up shirt.
Ladies, again a pant or dress suit is preferred however anything on the conservative side is better.
WHAT TO AVOID?
Showing off tattoos and piercings.
COASTAL LAWYERS TIP: If you don’t own any court suitable clothes then head down to your local op shop and you will be surprised what $20 can buy you.
Alternatively, put the call out on social media. You are bound to have some friends who can loan you an outfit for the day.
Courts and Government agencies:
Free Legal Advice:
DO YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW NEED A CENTRAL COAST LAWYER FOR COURT?
If you are going to court for a criminal law or traffic law matter on the Central Coast then Coastal Lawyers can help.
Coastal Lawyers attend the following Courts:
Gosford Local Court
Gosford District Court
Wyong Local Court
All Central Coast Children’s Courts.
Coastal Lawyers provide clear and easy to understand legal advice.
We pride ourselves on being frank, honest and open with our clients.
We set out all of your options in simple language so you can be confident to make decisions about your future.
WHO ARE COASTAL LAWYERS?
Coastal Lawyers are central coast family lawyers. We offer representation in all areas of family law including divorce, parenting property and maintenance.
Written by Kristal
Principal Lawyer & Founder of Coastal Lawyers
Kristal was admitted as a lawyer in 2011. A former prosecutor, she has a Diploma in Law. A Graduate Certificate in Criminal Practice and is currently completing her Masters in Family Law (2022).
Kristal is a member of the Legal Aid Panels for criminal law and family law and domestic violence.
Fun Fact: Kristal loves all things mindfulness, meditation and "wu wu".
DISLAIMER (BECAUSE WOULD WE EVEN BE LAWYERS WITHOUT ONE):
The information contained in this legal resource is information only. It is not a substitute for your own research and/or legal advice. If you need legal advice, then you can book an obligation free appointment with Coastal Lawyers online.