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Episode 4

As quickly as papers rush to press with the latest celebrity sex scandal or expose, lawyers are scrambling to court to either try and stop the stories appearing or to set the record straight when the damage is done.

But what goes on in the normally very private world of a libel battle, and just how easy is it to clear your name, restore a reputation or defend yourself against things said?

Is the fight always worth it, and is it just the rich and famous with the money and means that get to do battle?
Through extraordinary access inside Britain's biggest law firms, we follow the legal twists and turns of a number of libel and privacy battles as they play out over the course of 2 years, charting the emotional and financial toll on claimants and defendants.

49 minutes

Last on

Wed 4 May 2011 22:45
BBC One Northern Ireland


Role Contributor
Series ProducerRoss Wilson
DirectorRoss Wilson