Cameras To Film Appeal Court After Campaign


Legal and broadcasting history will be made tomorrow when cameras are allowed to film inside the Royal Courts of Justice for the first time. Permission has been granted to show civil and criminal cases at the Court of Appeal, although there are heavy restrictions on what can be filmed. Cameras have been banned from courts in England and Wales since 1925. The rules in Scottish courts are different and earlier this year cameras were allowed to film a murder trial - but only with the permission of all the participants, including the defendant.Sky News and other broadcasters have been campaigning for a decade for cameras to be allowed to show all trials.