Judge: 'Wider audience' will understand and see courts

The top judge in England and Wales has said that allowing cameras in courtrooms will allow a "wider audience" to understand and see for themselves the workings of the legal process.

Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas, said: "My fellow judges and I welcome the start of broadcasting from the Court of Appeal.

"The Court of Appeal has, of course, been open to the public and to journalists for a long time.

Lord Dyson, Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling and the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales Sir John Thomas (R). Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire/Press Association Images

"The change in the law which is now coming into force will permit the recording and broadcasting of the proceedings of the Court of Appeal.

"This will help a wider audience to understand and see for themselves how the Court of Appeal goes about its work."

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