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Drone Regulation (UK) to take flight soon


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Drone-related news stories range from stories about the use of drones by emergency services, for example helping firefighters tackle the Californian wildfires, to tragic stories, such as that of the attempted assassination of the Venezuelan president through the use of explosive drones. In the wake of the Salisbury nerve agent attack, the Military of Defence has tested a fleet of drones that can detect the presence of chemical weapons.

In short, drones come in many shapes and sizes. This short article discusses the regulation of drones used for commercial and recreational purposes only (i.e. not combat drones). Amongst other things, it addresses: the current position in the UK; EU drone regulations; and for comparison purposes, drone regulation in the UAE.

Internationally, drone regulation is far from uniform. There are countries that have imposed an outright ban on drone use; others have imposed stringent regulations. There are also a series of countries that have issued guidelines relating to the use of drones but have not yet implemented specific laws.”

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Oliver Powell is ranked in both Chambers & Partners (UK) and The Legal 500. He primarily undertakes instructions that involve the regulation of business activity and commerce. He routinely advises, and appears on behalf of, companies and company officers in prosecutions brought by the HSE and local authorities.

Alexandra Sidossis is undertaking an extended OTC pupillage run in conjunction with the Free Representation Unit. Prior to commencing pupillage, Alexandra worked in-house with a private education institution. Alexandra was admitted as an Attorney and Counselor at Law in the State of New York in 2018.

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