prima facial evidence . . . who can’t resist a selfie?

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Prima facial evidence! Judges can’t resist a selfie as they hold the annual Westminster Abbey service to mark the new legal year.

 

 

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Throwback to the UK, 2015 . . . the annual Westminster Abbey service (2015) (UK) to mark the new legal year.

 

Costume, theatre, for the new legal year . . .

 

More than 700 judges and senior legal figures made the two-mile journey from Temple Bar to Westminster Abbey

The special service marked the beginning of the new legal year and started with prayers, hymns and psalms

As well as British judges, several legal figures from across the globe visiting London were invited to participate

Following the service, the group went to Parliament for a breakfast reception hosted by the Lord Chancellor

 

It is the traditional start of the legal new year where 700 members of the judiciary and their guests take a brisk two-mile walk from Temple Bar to Westminster Abbey for a prayer service.

Wearing their ceremonial robes, judges, senior judicial officers, Law Officers, Queen’s Counsel, lawyers and members of the European court in London took part in the brief service. 

The 45-minute ceremony is conducted by the Dean of Westminster and includes prayers, hymns, psalms and concludes with the national anthem.

At the end of the service, the judges were invited back to Westminster by the Lord Chancellor, Michael Gove MP for a special breakfast.

The service dates from the Middle Ages.  

 

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Check out the full-bottomed wigs

 

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