While I like the idea of Justice being seen to be done etc etc… the fact of the matter is that most court proceedings are lengthy and, at times, astonishingly dull. I can’t see many watching extended televised cases in courts. I can see some merit in edited highlights and it would be fascinating to see more of justice being done… but it will take a great deal of skill to present it in a watchable way – and, therein, lies the part of the problem – editing.
I’d pay good money, of course, to see barristers trying to jazz up a truly fascinating tax appeal or a Trusts case. Perhaps a dancing dog could be employed as junior counsel?
Adam Wagner of 1 Crown Office Row and an editor of the UK Human Rights blog , writing in Legal Week this week, has a very interesting article.
I’ll leave it to Adam Wagner to do the sensible stuff….worth a read.