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ITN's media lawyer John Battle asks: "is filming of the judge alone doing justice, to justice being done?"
Elizabeth Cutting from the Scottish Courts Service has said that the historic filming in an Edinburgh court should not be seen as a green light for cameras to be in every court.
There must be very little risk to the 'administration of justice' for cameras to be allowed in courts.
The family of Suzanne Pilley released a statement through Lothian and Borders Police.
Lord Bracadale sentenced David Gilroy to 18 years in prison for the murder of Suzanne Pilley. This was the first sentence in a British court to be filmed by TV cameras.
Lord Bracadale told Gilroy: "With quite chilling calmness and calculation you...successfully disposed of the body."
He added: "I hope a day will come in your life when you feel able to disclose [where Suzanne Pilley's body is hidden] and that might bring some comfort to her bereft family."
A TV news camera rolls and history is made as a Scottish judge sentences a murderer to life imprisonment.
I tried to photograph the cameraman setting up before sentencing and the court usher stopped me. More open justice maybe, but there can be only one lens, and the court is very strict about which way it points.
David Gilroy was sentenced today to 18 years at the High Court in Edinburgh for the murder of missing bookkeeper Suzanne Pilley whose body has never been found.
His sentencing is the first court proceeding to be filmed in UK history.
David Gilroy will return to the High Court in Edinburgh where he will be formally jailed for life for the crime.
The 49-year-old was described by prosecutors as a "deceitful and controlling" individual. He was convicted of murdering Suzanne Pilley, of Whitson Road in Edinburgh, by "unknown means" on May 4 2010. She had been filmed on CCTV making her way to work but failed to arrive at her desk.
Gilroy embarked on a series of calculated steps to cover up his crime. He hid her body and drove it to various locations in Scotland in the boot of his car. He denied any involvement in her disappearance.
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Our appetite for pictures of the guilty may not be satisfied by footage of a High Court judge speaking measured words.
From Amanda Knox to OJ Simpson we have become used to seeing foreign trials on TV - now the UK is beginning to allow cameras in courts