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You can buy a gavel from Ede & Ravenscroft for £125

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Chancery Lane outfitters describe it as a ‘legal requisite’…

Legal dress specialist Ede & Ravenscroft is selling gavels online. And, if that’s not enough for you, the Chancery Lane outfitters’ website describes the item as a “legal requisite”.

Hat tip to @julialarwood for this spot. The ‘Gavel & Block’ can be purchased in either Mexican rosewood or African padauk, both of which will set you back £125. To put this into context, a barristers’ gown from the go-to court dress suppliers will set you back £149, while a men’s white tunic shirt is £79. A barrister’s wig is £560.

It’s a popular misconception that gavels are used in UK courtrooms, with TV shows like Judge Rinder, for example, continuing to fuel this fallacy. Though we’re slightly surprised by Ede & Ravenscroft’s offering, it’s certainly not the first inappropriate gavel we’ve seen in our time.

Take Oxford University’s Hertford College, which used a sketch of the auctioneer’s hammer in one of its alumni newsletters.

Then there’s BPP Law School, also an inappropriate gavel culprit.

Truly shocking stuff.

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12 Comments

Anonymous

But there are plenty of courts around the world where judges do use gavels. E&R don’t only supply formal judicial/academic wear for use in the UK (eg they sell cotton robes for use in the Caribbean). They’re hardly selling it as a novelty item.

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Anonymous

Apologist.

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Anonymous

On the plus side, struggling criminal barristers can buy one and make some extra money moonlighting as an auctioneer.

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HHJ Gavelless

THIS IS ENGLAND!!!

WE DO NOT USE GAVELS IN COURT!!!

NEVER HAVE, NEVER WILL!!!

EXTERMINATE THE GAVEL AND ALL
IMAGERY THEREOF!!!

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Anonymous

You ok hon?

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Anonymous

This is why I voted for Brexit. Keep those gavels away and bring back the old robes for judges. Not these stupid continental style robes they wear in civil hearings.

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Anonymous

XD

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Iami Rastafari of Counsel

LC ban all tings black, unless dem paid to advertise a black gavel wiv di phoney baloney dat it be a legal requisite. Prostitutes. Only English rose is acceptable.

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Judge Me If You Can

Just because gavels are not publicly used, it does not mean gavels are not used. Fair play to E&R, there is a big market for these. I use them a lot at my parties.

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Anonymous

I too use them at my parties:

a) to ensure the chitter chatter cease; and

b) to invite the first participant to collect the keys from the fish bowl.

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Anonymous

Gavels are placed on literature by marketing executives.

This is not due to lawyers trying to mislead the public.

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Anonymous

Personally, I prefer American Rosewood.

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