OPENING OF THE LEGAL YEAR
The Opening of the Legal Year took place on 8th October 2017 at Llandaff Cathedral. Llandaff Cathedral is a great building dating back to the 12th century although it was updated after damage by storms and wars.
The service replicates the service that takes place in Westminster for those concerned with the administration of law. Those present included all members of the judiciary - Judges, High Sheriffs Barristers, Solicitors and CILEx.
Readings were given by the new Lord Chief Justice Rt Hon The Lord Burnett, Professor Hope, High Sheriff of Gwynedd and The Hon Mrs Justice Nicola Davies, Presiding Judge of Wales. After a sermon by the Bishop of Llandaff, prayers were read by Mr Alwyn Ellis, Magistrate Bench Chairman. The ceremony ended with the National Anthems.