FAQ: Are body piercings appropriate for a solicitor?

Sarah just drew my attention to the Law Society of England and Wales FAQ, including the great question

“I am going to be my own boss now. Can I pierce my lip and wear a ring through it, or is that going too far?”

The answer is pretty good including “You should consider whether in this context you are acting in the best interests of your client”. I bet there’s a nice chunk of society that would actually love to hire a body-pierced solicitor, but maybe not for representation in the courtroom.

I also wonder exactly how frequently this Frequently Asked Question gets asked.