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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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30 May 2018 0 Comments Posted in News, Technology & Media

New drone legislation on horizon

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New drone legislation is set to be introduced in the UK over the coming months with a view to increasing the safety of drone use. But what do we all need to know about drones and the new frontier they represent for UK businesses? Comment from Royds Withy King drones lawyer and former RAF air traffic controller Philip Banks-Welsh.

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26 April 2018 0 Comments Posted in Technology & media

Martin Lewis and the Facebook ‘face-off’ – why is he suing Facebook over someone else’s ads?

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Martin Lewis, founder of MoneySavingExpert.com, is to launch defamation proceedings against Facebook over claims that more than 50 fake advertisements featuring his face and name have recently appeared on the popular social media platform.

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15 December 2017 0 Comments Posted in Videos

The Royds Withy King Star Award 2017

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At the end of each year, an individual or team is presented with our Star Award for truly going above and beyond their role. Here is a short film we created to congratulate Jo Hockett, a vital member of our …

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