Code of Practice

Article Index

Indemnity & Insurance

  1. The production company will be expected to indemnify the Inn, its officers and employees against any claims or proceedings arising directly from any injury to persons or damage to property as a result of activities of the production company or its agents.
  2. All production companies filming in Inner Temple must carry adequate public liability insurance and this cover must be proved to the Inn’s satisfaction before filming commences.

Lighting, Scaffolding and Generators

  1. The construction and position of lighting towers must be agreed in advance of filming.
  2. Any scaffolding constructed must be certified as safe.
  3. The following considerations should be taken to prevent any risk to the public, production company employees or agents:
    i. All lights and lighting stands must be properly secure;
    ii. Lighting stands placed on open footways must be attended at all times;
    iii. Lights should not dazzle motorists or pedestrians
    iv. Lights should not be shone towards residential or professional properties without the specific permission of both the Inn and the tenant.
  4. Any generators used should comply with the specific requirements of the Environmental Protection Act (1990) and be position as agreed in advance.
  5. Generators must be sited exactly as agreed and should be run only at agreed times. Running a generator outside agreed times would constitute a breach of the agreement to film and penalty charges would be enforced.
  6. Generators should be provided for internal filming to buildings unless specific agreement has been given for the use of the landlords or tenants electricity supply and the power loading approved by the Inner Temple.

Night Filming

  1. Night filming is defined as any filming between 20.00 and 08.00.
    b. Any activity is subject to the provisions of the Environmental Protection Act (1990) regarding noise and nuisance.
  2. In general all filming involving noise above that of conversation level must stop before 22.00.
  3. It is unlikely that permission to film will be granted between 23.00 and 07.30
  4. Excessive noise, or filming, rigging or de-rigging involving noise outside agreed times, will result in the termination of filming. All agreed fees will remain chargeable and excess fees may be charged.
  5. Where vehicles are left overnight to avoid noise of de-rigging they must be left “in situ” and attended by the production company’s security or left unattended at the production company’s own risk. Vehicles may only be left by prior arrangement or at the discretion of the duty security officer.


  1. All parking plans, including temporary access for vehicles, must be agreed in advance.
  2. Resident and Tenant parking bays will only rarely be suspended. Any such suspension must be agreed in advance and will carry an additional charge.
  3. The passage of pedestrians should not be impaired nor should access to buildings.
  4. Access for emergency vehicles should be maintained at all times.
  5. Instructions from the Duty Porter with regard to parking should be followed at all times.
  6. On occasions it is possible for car parks to be cleared for filming. In this case each space cleared will be charged at the normal daily or hourly rate as separately published.
  7. All vehicles must be authorised in advance and issued with a temporary pass.