Re: its 2019
Lady Hale has long argued that the judiciary needed to become more diverse so that the public have greater confidence in judges. I think wearing spider broaches instead of silly wigs makes that point.
I think the point would be better made having the senior judiciary made up partly of people attending Northern comps, or who had prior careers to solicitor/barrister. How that could be achieved I have no clue, but frankly, whether you wear a dress to work or not isn't really the kind of diversity that adds any value.
The vast majority of the judiciary, and indeed the legal profession as a whole, is made up of the ineffectual middle classes who cannot comprehend the lives of an ordinary person raised on a council estate, or a factory worker, or other such person. The disconnect is what causes the problem, not the clothing.
Normal working class people are simply not represented in public life - the labour front bench are all millionaires, many with tax efficient family trusts, expensive second homes, and whose idea of proper behavior is for Lady Nugee (Emily Thornberry) to take the piss out of a working class bloke who's put England flags on his van during the world cup. If Thorbers thinks that's acceptable from the self styled "party of the working classes" then who is supposed to represent them?
Most people consider the purpose of the law and the criminal justice system is to provide them with justice for transgressions. Lawyers love of the law as a thing in its own right, quite separate from justice, compounds the problem. Taking shit away is the job of the toilet; most people are happy with that without marveling at the toilet itself.
The whole thing is rotten to the core, and that, that is why most of the public have less than zero confidence in the judiciary, the law, or the people who make them.