Chief Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari of Madras High Court has dispensed with wearing black gown by lawyers while appearing in court during the Summer Vacation 2022. However, all the advocates were requested to wear collar bands and black coats. The Chief Justice made the above order on 5th May 2022 considering the request of the members of the bar. The Chief Justice had previously dispensed the lawyers of Madras High Court from wearing the black gown.
The notification of the Registry dates 05.05.2022 reads as under
"Considering the request of office bearers of the Madras Bar Association, High Court, Madras, the Chief Justice has been pleased to dispense with wearing of black gown by the Advocates while appearing before the Hon'ble High Court of Madras, during Summer Vacation 2022. However, all the advocates shall compulsory wear collar band and black coat"