Are you ready for your close up?

As of this morning, the UK Supreme Court’s proceedings are broadcast live by Sky news.

If you don’t have cable or indeed if you don’t have the possibility of sitting in front of your TV during work, it can also be found online.

A few months after the decision to let twitter in the court room, it is another development in the new supreme court’s intention to make justice more visible and transparent, and it also doubles up as a great potential education tool.

In my experience, even students who have a made a conscious decision to study law often have little idea of what justice actually entails in practice. While the Supreme Court is a small and exceptional part of this justice process, it’s clearly a step in the right direction.

It will also be interesting to see whether the cameras have any influence on the judges’ and lawyers’ style… In the meantime, if your idea of fun television is not a legal discussion regarding the value of assets according to section 83(2)(b) Finance Act 1989, you might want to stick to Judge Judy…

Who knows, maybe the lace collar will catch on?

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