Have you been filmed on Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away! Do you feel your privacy was invaded during filming of the programme?

If so, our specialist privacy lawyers may be able to help you make a claim for damages against Channel 5 for misuse of private information.

We may be able to help you on a ‘no-win no-fee’ (CFA) agreement which means you will not incur any legal costs unless you win (and if you win these costs would be recoverable from your opponent). Hamlins has a very experienced and highly regarded team of privacy lawyers working on a large variety of claims against the media and are particularly well known for their role as lead solicitors in the phone hacking cases successfully brought against the News of the World and The Sun newspapers.

If you think you have a claim arising out of this programme or any other fly-on-the-wall documentary then please contact us on cpwtia@hamlins.com.

Have you been filmed on Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away! Do you feel your privacy was invaded during filming of the programme?

If so, our specialist privacy lawyers may be able to help you make a claim for damages against Channel 5 for misuse of private information.

We may be able to help you on a ‘no-win no-fee’ (CFA) agreement which means you will not incur any legal costs unless you win (and if you win these costs would be recoverable from your opponent). Hamlins has a very experienced and highly regarded team of privacy lawyers working on a large variety of claims against the media and are particularly well known for their role as lead solicitors in the phone hacking cases successfully brought against the News of the World and The Sun newspapers.

If you think you have a claim arising out of this programme or any other fly-on-the-wall documentary then please contact us on cpwtia@hamlins.com.

Case Study

Channel 5 makes public apology to our clients

A joint statement in open court was read on 19 April 2021 before Mrs Justice Collins Rice after Keith Wain and Julie Kelly, both private individuals, accepted an offer of settlement in relation to the misuse of their private information …

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Case Study

Landmark win in the High Court against Channel 5 for invasion of privacy on the TV show ‘Can’t Pay We’ll Take It Away’

Our media team won a landmark case for a husband and wife against Channel 5 for the TV programme Can’t Pay We’ll Take It Away, which went to a full Trial in the High Court in February 2018. The couple …

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Channel 5 apology and substantial damages paid to Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away! victims

Channel 5 has today made a public apology to our clients Julie Kelly and Keith Wain for the misuse of their private information in respect of the filming, making and multiple broadcasts of an episode of the television programme, Can’t …

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Recommendations

‘From our initial meeting to our final communications after receiving our long and hard-fought for damages, the entire team at Hamlins has been nothing less than exemplary. Every email has been answered promptly and efficiently, every phone call handled professionally. Meeting Alex and the team on numerous occasions has proved them to be empathetic, understanding, professional and driven to get the right and just result. We were anxious before our first meeting but Alex, Lauren, Meera and Anna were all extremely friendly, professional and understanding of the horrible experiences we had received from C5. Those feelings were swept aside in minutes. The level of respect and understanding we were treated with was first-rate. Having had bad service from solicitors in the past, we can honestly say that Hamlins are in a class of their own. We would recommend them without hesitation.’

Stuart and Clare Marler (private individuals)

‘Hamlins LLP and in particular Alex Cochrane, Lauren Twidale and Meera Khunti in their Media Team, made the process of my claim very simple. I felt supported and that they acted in my best interests at all times. A truly professional and personable team who I would highly recommend.’

Laurun Potts (private individual)

One client reports: ‘My experience was first rate. Every member of the team was extremely efficient, thorough and professional. They undertook everything in a timely way and were clear in their communications. They were incredibly thorough and worked extremely hard.’

Chambers and Partners 2021 - Defamation/Reputation Management (ranked: Band 4)

‘They are friendly and made what could usually have been an unpleasant situation much more bearable. They put my mind at rest, and explained everything every step of the way. They were always there for me, and made me feel safe and supported the whole way through. They felt like an extended family. I also felt like they listened, and when I had to make a decision, they told me all the facts and although advised me, let me make my own decision. I didn’t feel pressured to make any choices that I wasn’t comfortable with. All in all, they were exactly the right mixture of friendly and professional, and did an amazing job for me.’

Legal 500 2021 Testimonial - Reputation Management (ranked: Tier 3)

‘The Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away! television programme targets those who are down on their luck and in difficult financial situations. We feel that the programme is best likened to a form of bullying as they pick on those in society who they think are unable to fight back because they do not have the means, whether that be financially or intellectually. Thankfully, we were able to fight back with the fantastic help of our solicitor, Alex Cochrane, and the team at Hamlins, and we cannot thank them enough for helping us through this difficult situation and bringing it to a satisfactory conclusion. I would urge anyone who has found themselves a victim of this programme to take action.’

Keith Wain and Julie Kelly

‘We were contacted at short notice regarding an intimated broadcast on the BBC that would have done severe damage to our business. We instructed Hamlins LLP, the leading firm in this specialist area, and Alex and Lauren were able to quickly put together a very robust legal letter and they successfully prevented the broadcast. We are very grateful for their professional input that concluded in our success against such an injustice.’

Business owner

‘I’m so grateful to Hamlins – to Chris, Alex and Isabelle in particular – for all the hard work you have put in for a successful conclusion to my claim.  I have been impressed by your professionalism, courtesy and the care shown to me throughout the duration of my claim.  I have no hesitation in recommending Hamlins to anybody in similar circumstances.’

Freelance Investigative Journalist, 2019

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