Drones – the key legal issues – Technology Law Update

Posted December 5th, 2016 in aircraft, EC law, news, photography by sally

‘Drone usage has evolved from primarily military purposes to a variety of commercial and non-commercial uses today. Some estimates put global spending on drones at almost $91 billion over the next decade, making drones one of the most dynamic components of the aerospace sector.’

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Technology Law Update, 2nd December 2016

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Justice Secretary calls time on failing prisons in white paper to help cut crime and protect society – Ministry of Justice

‘Justice Secretary embarks on a major shake-up of prisons to help cut £15bn cost of reoffending.’

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Ministry of Justice, 3rd November 2016

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Prisons in England and Wales get boost of 2,500 new staff to tackle violence -The Guardian

‘An extra 2,500 frontline prison staff are to be recruited to tackle soaring levels of gang violence, drug abuse and attacks on staff and inmates inside prisons across England and Wales, the justice secretary is to announce.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2016

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Duplication in inquests – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 7th, 2016 in aircraft, disclosure, EC law, inquests, news by tracey

‘The Divisional Court in R(Secretary of State) v Her Majesty’s Chief Coroner for Norfolk (British Airline Pilots intervening) made some potentially noteworthy comments regarding the coronial role and the need to avoid duplicating previous investigations.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th October 2016

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Drones: flightpath to the future? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted September 6th, 2016 in aircraft, data protection, insurance, news, privacy, regulations by sally

‘Drones are rapidly being seen as a feature of the near future, because of the dramatic rise in their private use in the UK.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 5th September 2016

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Drones: flightpath to the future? – Counsel

Posted September 1st, 2016 in aircraft, data protection, insurance, news, privacy, regulations by sally

‘Drones are rapidly being seen as a feature of the near future, because of the dramatic rise in their private use in the UK.’

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Counsel, September 2016

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Aviation regulator calls for anyone found carrying laser pointers to be arrested in bid to cut number of attacks on aircraft – The Independent

Posted August 24th, 2016 in aircraft, news, prosecutions, statistics by sally

‘People found carrying powerful laser pointers should be arrested even if they are not using them, the head of the UK’s aviation regulator has said.’

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The Independent, 24th August 2016

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I was held after reading a book on a plane – we need to rethink our terror laws – The Guardian

Posted August 16th, 2016 in aircraft, mental health, news, terrorism by sally

‘It has been an overwhelming few weeks, but the reaction to my book about Syria has raised important issues about the treatment of Muslims and how we tackle radicalisation.’

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The Guardian, 15th August 2016

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London woman dies in possibly the first drone-related accidental death – The Independent

Posted August 10th, 2016 in accidents, aircraft, armed forces, news, police, prisons, road traffic, terrorism by tracey

‘A young woman died in a car crash Tuesday after her vehicle was followed by police investigating reports of a drone being flown near Wandsworth Prison in London. The incident may be the first fatality linked to the non-military use of drones.’

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The Independent, 9th August 2016

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Serious Fraud Office starts Airbus inquiry – The Guardian

Posted August 8th, 2016 in aircraft, airlines, bribery, consultations, corruption, fraud, inquiries, news by sally

‘The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has confirmed that it has opened a criminal investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption in the commercial airline business of Airbus, the defence and aviation firm. The investigation into potential criminal dealings in the sale of commercial planes was launched in July but revealed at the weekend by the European manufacturer.’

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The Guardian, 7th August 2016

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Drone killings: Legal case ‘needs clarifying’ – BBC News

‘The legal case for using drone strikes outside of armed conflict needs “urgent clarification” from ministers, a cross-party parliamentary committee has said.’

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BBC News, 10th May 2016

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UK drone strikes ‘could leave all those involved facing murder charges’ – The Guardian

‘British drone pilots, intelligence officers and ministers could face murder charges if the government does not clarify its policies on targeted killing, a parliamentary committee has warned.’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2016

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Drone pilots could face up to five years in prison if they put aircraft in danger – The Independent

Posted April 18th, 2016 in aircraft, criminal justice, fines, health & safety, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Drone pilots are liable to criminal prosecution if they fail to conduct a flight in a safe manner.’

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The Independent, 18th April 2016

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‘Key evidence missing’ from police investigation into Shoreham air show, inquest reveals – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 23rd, 2016 in accidents, aircraft, delay, evidence, inquests, news, police, prosecutions by tracey

‘The police investigation into the plane crash at the Shoreham Airshow – which killed 11 people – is being delayed as detectives are being forced to seek permission from the courts to gain access to key information from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), a pre-inquest review has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2016

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Couple wins battle over ‘excruciating’ helicopter noise that put Tess Daly off buying their home – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 18th, 2016 in aircraft, damages, injunctions, news, noise, nuisance by tracey

‘A wealthy couple who said “shattering” helicopter noise stymied their hopes of selling their £4m home to Strictly Come Dancing presenter Tess Daly have scored a landmark High Court victory.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2016

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Shoreham air crash: Organisers were ‘unaware of crash pilot’s display plans’ – The Independent

Posted March 11th, 2016 in aircraft, health & safety, news by tracey

‘Organisers of the Shoreham air show were unaware of the display plans of a pilot whose jet crashed last year, killing 11 people. An Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) report found the organisers failed to carry out a proper risk assessment.’

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The Independent, 10th March 2016

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Inside Wandsworth prison: drug drones and demoralised staff – The Guardian

Posted February 23rd, 2016 in aircraft, drug abuse, drug trafficking, news, prison officers, prisons, reports by sally

‘The Guardian has been granted unprecedented access to two prisons to see the impact of funding cuts. In the first of two reports, Amelia Gentleman finds broken windows and bored inmates at the UK’s most overcrowded jail.’

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The Guardian, 22nd February 2016

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Pilot ‘Biggles’ jailed over £33m cocaine smuggling ring – The Guardian

Posted February 10th, 2016 in aircraft, conspiracy, drug trafficking, money laundering, news, sentencing by sally

‘A pilot nicknamed Biggles has been jailed for 19 years for smuggling £33.5m worth of cocaine into Britain.’

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The Guardian, 9th February 2016

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Drones operated by criminal gangs used to deliver drugs, mobile phones and potentially firearms to prisoners, admit senior officials – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2015 in aircraft, crime, firearms, gangs, news, prisons by tracey

‘Drones operated by organised crime gangs pose an increasing threat to security in Britain’s prisons by offering a new route to smuggle drugs and potentially firearms into the hands of criminals, senior officials have admitted.’

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The Guardian, 16th September 2015

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Man fined for flying drone at football matches and Buckingham Palace – The Guardian

Posted September 16th, 2015 in aircraft, costs, fines, health & safety, news, sentencing, video recordings by tracey

‘A drone enthusiast has been fined and banned from pursuing his hobby after he was convicted of flying remote control aircraft over and around Premier League football stadiums, parliament and Buckingham Palace.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2015

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