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10 December 2019 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Getting a drone for Christmas? A few rules for a flying start

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Is there a drone on your, your friend’s or your child’s Christmas wish list? With the prices starting at as low as £15 for a basic model, drones are bound to be a popular gift this year. If you are a drone novice, however, you’ll need to be mindful of a few ground (pun intended) rules.

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22 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Legal solutions to our digital future

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At Royds Withy King our lawyers work closely with technology-rich businesses to help bring new tech to market, and with businesses wanting to implement new technologies and innovations – from cloud-based outsourcing to AI and machine learning – across their operations.

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1 May 2019 0 Comments Posted in Corporate & Commercial, Opinion

Hot in fintech: 3 emerging themes across fintech and technology

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This week is UK FinTech Week, a series of events showcasing the UK’s global role as a leading centre for fintech. Inspired by this, we look at three emerging themes across fintech and technology that have caught our eye this past month.

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Game of Drones – a song of spies and flyers

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When drones are used to spy on the sets of Game of Thrones, or to disrupt airports and our holidays’, we could be forgiven for thinking that no good can come of this emerging technology. So with all the negative press coverage they have had in the last year or so, we ask are there any positive uses for drones?

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9 April 2019 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Drones can lift the UK economy, so why is the law weighing us down?

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As Google’s ‘Wing’ drones have been approved to make public deliveries in Australia it is becoming increasingly clear that airborne drones will play a significant role in our future. With advances in technology, few could argue that the private, public, and commercial applications of airborne drones is huge. But is the UK at risk of being left behind by failing to incubate this potentially lucrative industry?

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20 December 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Drones cause major disruption at UK airport

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It was no great surprise to hear about the disruption at Gatwick which was caused by one or more airborne drones being flown within the airport airspace, and an incident of this nature and magnitude was pretty much inevitable at some point.

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15 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Getting a drone for christmas? Make sure a criminal record doesn’t come with it!

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Drones (of the airborne variety) are likely to be very high up on Christmas lists this year, and many of them are likely to find their way into the hands of people who have never operated one before.

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1 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Dispute resolution, Factsheets

Fixed fee services for commercial disputes

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Mediation services terms and conditions

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Litigation – key facts

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The litigation process

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7 August 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

“Is assault by drone now an inevitability?”

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It is a surprise to many that we have not seen a proliferation of drone based assaults already. Drones potentially offer surprise, lethality and stand-off – all in a relatively straightforward ‘off-the shelf’ available form that can be difficult to trace forensically and which has a limited risk for the “pilot”.

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