In some cases, where the home or business owner does not permit the film crew to enter their private property, HCEAs continue to film without consent, using concealed cameras.
Our specialist privacy lawyers help in both pre and post broadcast claims, where individuals targeted by ‘fly on the wall’ documentary makers wish to prevent any reputational damage to their business, or to seek compensation due to the distress caused to them.
We have a successful track record in winning claims and securing damages for our clients, who have brought claims against Channel 5 for breach of privacy during the filming of TV programme Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away!.
We have also successfully prevented the broadcast of episodes of the BBC programme The Sheriffs are Coming after being instructed at very short notice by business owners.
If you have been filmed for a fly on the wall documentary and feel your privacy has been invaded, you may have a claim, whether the programme has been broadcast already, or if you have been notified that it may be broadcast in the future. Please get in touch with one of our experts to find out how we can help you.