Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Drone use is coming. What should Insurers be Doing? – 12 King’s Bench Walk

Posted July 29th, 2021 in accidents, aircraft, chambers articles, insurance, news by sally

‘Articles that set out to consider the hidden costs of new technology often seek to catch the eye by starting with a vivid description of a recent near-miss. Nothing is as effective an antidote to entrepreneurial optimism as hard evidence of a disaster narrowly avoided.’

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12 King's Bench Walk, 27th July 2021

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Extinction Rebellion: Paralympian James Brown guilty over plane stunt – BBC News

‘A former Paralympian who glued himself to the roof of a plane has been found guilty of causing a public nuisance.’

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BBC News, 29th July 2021

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New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

2021 c. 24 – Fire Safety Act 2021

2021 c. 21 – Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Act 2021

2021 c. 20 – Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Act 2021

2021 c. 19 – Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Act 2021

2021 c. 18 – Prisons (Substance Testing) Act 2021

2021 c. 16 – Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Act 2021

2021 c. 15 – British Library Board (Power to Borrow) Act 2021

2021 c. 13 – Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Act 2021

2021 c. 12 – Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Act 2021

2021 c. 10 – Trade Act 2021

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

UK judge halts Home Office flight to remove asylum seekers – The Guardian

Posted September 17th, 2020 in aircraft, asylum, deportation, EC law, news, regulations by michael

‘A senior high court judge has halted a charter flight hours before up to 20 asylum seekers who crossed the Channel to the UK in small boats were due to be forcibly removed to Spain, a country they had previously passed through.’

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The Guardian, 16th September 2020

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Coronavirus and police drone use – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 16th, 2020 in aircraft, coronavirus, data protection, evidence, news, police, video recordings by sally

‘The police have an important role to play at the time of a pandemic when social distancing and self-isolation are so important. However, any action they take must be proportionate, transparent and, above all, lawful. Anything else will erode public confidence in the police and make their job more difficult.’

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Law Society, 15th June 2020

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

UK police use drones and roadblocks to enforce lockdown – The Guardian

‘A police force has defended using a drone camera to shame people into not driving into a national park during the lockdown, while another force said it was introducing roadblocks to stop drivers heading to tourist hotspots.’

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The Guardian, 26th March 2020

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Police drop investigation into pilot over Emiliano Sala plane crash – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 12th, 2020 in aircraft, homicide, news, prosecutions by tracey

‘No further action will be taken against a man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in relation to the plane crash that killed footballer Emiliano Sala, police have said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th March 2020

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Chloe Haines jailed for trying to open Stansted plane door mid-flight – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2020 in aircraft, assault, endangering safety of aircraft, guilty pleas, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman who tried to open a passenger plane door mid-flight, prompting two fighter jets to be scrambled, has been jailed for two years.’

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BBC News, 12th February 2020

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Deadline for UK drone registration approaches – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2019 in aircraft, fines, news, notification, time limits by sally

‘UK drone pilots must register their details with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) by the end of 29 November or face a fine of £1,000.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2019

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Deadline for UK drone registration approaches – BBC News

Posted November 29th, 2019 in aircraft, fines, licensing, news, regulations by tracey

‘UK drone pilots must register their details with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) by the end of 29 November or face a fine of £1,000.’

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BBC News, 29th November 2019

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Drone registration made compulsory as UK scheme launches – The Guardian

Posted November 5th, 2019 in aircraft, fees, fines, news by sally

‘Drone users in the UK must now sit an online test and pay a £9 annual fee or face a £1,000 fine after the launch of a mandatory national registration scheme on Tuesday.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2019

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Battle over an airfield; housing, heritage, conservation and more – No. 5 Chambers

Posted August 29th, 2019 in aircraft, airports, housing, listed buildings, news, planning by sally

‘A Planning Inspector recently delivered a long-awaited decision following an appeal under Section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. The appeal was lodged following non-determination by Wiltshire Council over a site for major housing development in Old Sarum Airfield, in one of the original ‘rotten boroughs’ of Old Sarum.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 8th August 2019

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Airspace in a crowded sky – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 28th, 2019 in accidents, aircraft, airports, health & safety, judicial review, news by tracey

‘Lasham Gliding Society Ltd, R (on the application of) v. the Civil Aviation Authority and TAG Farnborough Airport Limited. The Claimant, the Lasham Gliding Society, challenged a decision by the Civil Aviation Authority, the statutory regulator of UK airspace, to permit the introduction of air traffic controls in airspace around Farnborough Airport, which is presently largely uncontrolled. Lasham Gliding Society (“LGS”) is one of the largest gliding clubs in the world. Its concern was that one of the effects of the CAA’s decision would be to increase the risk of a mid-air collision between its gliders and those aircraft which divert away from any newly controlled airspace around Farnborough Airport into the adjacent uncontrolled zone over Lasham where its gliders fly.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th August 2019

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Woman called cabin crew ‘Indian money-grabbing c***s’ in between demanding more wine, spitting at them and smoking in toilet – The Independent

Posted April 5th, 2019 in aircraft, alcohol abuse, assault, guilty pleas, news, racism, sentencing by tracey

‘A “drunk and obnoxious” woman who drank three bottles of wine on a long-haul flight before calling the cabin crew ”Indian money-grabbing c***s”, has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 4th April 2019

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‘Common sense’ approach to notice taken in breach of warranty case – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 28th, 2019 in aircraft, contracts, damages, news, warranties by sally

‘Triumph, the multinational aerospace company, has partially succeeded in a damages claim arising out of its 2013 acquisition of three businesses belonging to the components manufacturer Primus.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th March 2019

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Shoreham Airshow pilot acquitted over crash deaths – BBC News

Posted March 8th, 2019 in aircraft, homicide, news by sally

‘Pilot Andrew Hill has been found not guilty of manslaughter over the Shoreham Airshow crash, in which 11 men died.’

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BBC News, 8th March 2019

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Police to get more stop and search powers to tackle acid attacks – Home Office

‘Home Secretary Sajid Javid will give police new powers to stop and search anyone suspected of carrying a corrosive substance in public.’

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Home Office, 20th February 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Pilot guilty of endangering life after crashing illegal commercial flight – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 21st, 2019 in aircraft, negligence, press releases, professional conduct by tracey

‘A pilot has today been found guilty of breaching aviation laws after his overloaded plane crashed near the M62.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 20th February 2019

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Aches on a Plane: Claimant unsuccessful after uncomfortable flight – Zenith PI

Posted February 5th, 2019 in accidents, aircraft, airlines, interpretation, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘In Prosser v British Airways Plc [2018] the Claimant was unsuccessful in his claim for damages arising from an injury suffered as a result of sitting next to a passenger of large stature on the Defendant’s aircraft.’

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Zenith PI, 4th February 2019

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Government to hand police new powers to tackle illegal use of drones – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 10th, 2019 in aircraft, airports, consultations, fines, investigatory powers, news, police by sally

‘The Government has announced plans to hand police new powers to deal with the illegal use of drones.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th January 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk