Following deliberation of December 5th, 2016, the council of the Bar Association of Toulouse (Conseil de l'ordre des avocats de Toulouse) adopted an amendment to Article 2 of its rules of procedure entitled "attitude to hearings", prohibiting the wearing decorations on the robe of the lawyers.

The Bar Association of the Toulouse complained to the Court of Appeal of Toulouse to have cancelled the mention of Article 2 of the rules of procedure of the Toulouse Bar, provided for by the deliberation of the Council of December 5TH 2016, prohibiting the wearing of decorations on the courtroom of the lawyer.

In the decision of October 24th 2018, the Court of Cassation validates the wearing of decoration on the robe of the lawyers.

To read all the decision, please click on the link below.

Source: Legifrance

Cass. Civ. 1st ch. October 24th 2018, n° 17-26166

Frédéric CHHUM, Avocats à la Cour (Paris et Nantes)

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