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

Source: zenithpi.wordpress.com

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

Police handed new anti-drone powers after Gatwick disruption – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2019 in aircraft, airports, fines, investigatory powers, news, police by sally

‘Police will be handed extra powers to combat drones after the mass disruption at Gatwick airport in the run-up to Christmas.’

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The Guardian, 8th January 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Anti-drone technology could be introduced in English prisons – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2018 in aircraft, drug trafficking, news, prisons, telecommunications by sally

‘The government could introduce an anti-drone system to stop drug smuggling in English prisons after a successful six-month experiment in Guernsey prompted ministers to consider a U-turn about the technology.’

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The Guardian, 18th December 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Seven jailed over plot to fly drugs into UK prisons with drones – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2018 in aircraft, conspiracy, drug trafficking, news, prisons, sentencing by sally

‘Seven members of a gang that used drones to airlift £500,000 worth of drugs into prisons have been given jail terms ranging from three to 10 years.’

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The Guardian, 26th October 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Man jailed for making hoax bomb threat to avoid missing flight – The Guardian

Posted August 17th, 2018 in aircraft, bomb hoaxing, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for making a hoax bomb threat in an attempt to delay his flight because he was late.’

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The Guardian, 16th August 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

What’s the future for drones? – Technology Law Update

Posted August 10th, 2018 in aircraft, licensing, news by sally

‘Drones are finding increasing uses in a wide range of applications from life-saving delivery of medical supplies to remote locations, through filming, commercial deliveries, agricultural and construction monitoring, to military and surveillance operations. Innovation foundation Nesta has carried out an analysis of the future for drone technology in the urban environment. The research for this project involved partnership with five British cities to analyse the possible roles for drones in our towns and cities.’

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Technology Law Update, 9th August 2018

Source: www.technology-law-blog.co.uk

Soldier left with PTSD when RAF plane plummeted towards ground due to ‘bored pilot’ wins payout – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 7th, 2018 in aircraft, armed forces, compensation, news, post-traumatic stress disorder by sally

‘A soldier left with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) when an RAF plane plummeted towards the ground due to a ‘bored pilot’ has won hundreds of thousands of pounds compensation from the MoD.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th August 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Drone Bill may ban children from owning larger aircraft – BBC News

Posted July 26th, 2018 in aircraft, bills, children, consultations, disqualification, news by sally

‘Children could be banned from owning drones weighing more than 250g (0.55lb) under a new proposal from the Department for Transport.’

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BBC News, 26th July 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Drone rules made law to reduce threat to aircraft – The Guardian

Posted May 31st, 2018 in aircraft, airports, bills, news, penalties, regulations by sally

‘The government has announced measures to tackle the dangers drones can pose to people, aircraft and airports.’

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The Guardian, 30th May 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Financial Guidance and Claims Act 2018

Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Act 2018

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Pilot charged with manslaughter over Shoreham Airshow disaster which killed 11 people – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 23rd, 2018 in aircraft, homicide, negligence, news, prosecutions, public interest by tracey

‘The pilot of an aircraft which crashed and killed 11 people has been charged with 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st March 2018

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 19th, 2018 in aircraft, budgets, legislation by tracey

Space Industry Act 2018

Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2018

Finance Act 2018

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

Red Arrows death: Ejection seat firm fined £1.1m – BBC News

Posted February 26th, 2018 in aircraft, fines, health & safety, news by tracey

‘An ejection seat manufacturer prosecuted over the death of a Red Arrows pilot thrown from his jet has been fined £1.1m.’

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BBC News, 23rd February 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Security bodies and legal advice: some Upper Tribunal droning – Panopticon

Posted January 19th, 2018 in aircraft, disclosure, freedom of information, news, weapons by tracey

‘The Times’ Lawyer of the Week this morning discusses an Upper Tribunal FOIA appeal brought by Rights Watch UK (for whom Daniel Carey, the Lawyer of the Week, acted pro bono), seeking disclosure of the Attorney General’s advice on drone strikes in Syria. The case was Corderoy & Ahmed v IC, AGO, Cabinet Office [2017] UKUT 495 (AAC). Whether you consider it a win, a loss or a draw (and if so for whom) will depend on which side you’re on here and, as counsel on all sides were colleagues at 11KBW, I will attempt a studied neutrality. I confess I have not found all aspects of the judgment easy to follow, but here you go.’

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Panopticon, 18th January 2018

Source: panopticonblog.com

Tribunal rules against total secrecy over UK drone strikes – The Guardian

‘The government’s power to block requests for information on national security grounds has been significantly curtailed by a tribunal ruling over targeted killings of British jihadists abroad.’

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The Guardian, 4th January 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Laser pen offenders face five years in jail and unlimited fines under new laws – The Independent

Posted December 21st, 2017 in aircraft, bills, fines, health & safety, news, road traffic, sentencing, ships, transport by tracey

‘People who shine lasers at air, ground and sea vehicles could be jailed for up to five years under new laws. Offenders also face unlimited fines as part of Department for Transport (DfT) measures to boost safety.’

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The Independent, 20th December 2017

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Man convicted of flying drones into HMP Birmingham – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted December 20th, 2017 in aircraft, drug trafficking, news, prisons by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for five years today after being convicted of flying drones carrying £35,000 worth of drugs and contraband items into prison grounds.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th December 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk