New legislation will have to be put in place to lift the current ban. Consultation with judges is also taking place to establish guidelines for filming.
The case caused some degree of controversy and sparked a local campaign: Free Norman Scarth (see link below).
Chris Jarvis, representing Mr Scarth, said of the new legislation: “This is an opportunity for the judiciary to restore a bit of faith.
“Everyone is entitled to a public trial, by law. With cameras, you’ve got transparency. I one hundred per cent believe that transparency works.”
Mr Jarvis noted that the campaigners would use the proposed new legislation to argue for Norman’s release.
He also commented on how quickly events have changed since Mr Scarth’s imprisonment in July: “One moment there’s contempt of court, the next minute, TV cameras!”