The government's new pilot allowing cameras in Crown Courts is a positive move towards creating more transparency in the legal process. Byfield Consultancy's Managing Director, Gus Sellitto, talks to International Business Times UK to explain why this is a step in the right direction.
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The Ministry of Justice hopes cameras will lead to more "openness and transparency" as to what happens in our courts after the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal allowed broadcasters in in 2013. Gus Sellitto, legal and communications specialist at Byfield Consultancy, told IBTimes UK while the move was a step in the right direction there were still concerns about how proceedings would be portrayed. "I think there is almost a mystique in terms of the UK court system and that is because of a public mistrust of the legal system and the way it works," Sellitto explained. "Judges can be seen as out of touch with modern Britain and I think the pilot is a way of fostering more openness.