Today Justice Secretary Chris Grayling was sworn in as Lord Chancellor of
Great Britain. The ceremony was held at the Royal Courts of Justice and marks
the beginning of the legal year.
A procession of judges led the ceremony, arriving at Westminster Abbey from
the Supreme Court and the Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand for a private
religious service, followed by the Lord Chancellor's breakfast in Westminster
Hall. The Lord Chancellor wore formal dress, alongside Judges and QC’s who were
dressed in ceremonial robes.
Chris Grayling said what a 'great privilege and honour' it was to take part
in the ceremony and begin his role as Lord Chancellor.
Around 1,000 people attended the 45-minute service that was conducted by
the Dean of Westminster, and included Oliver Heald being sworn in as Solicitor