The law around flying drones in the UK

Sep 17, 2021 | 0 comments

A few things worth bearing in mind when using drones

  • If a drone, intentionally or recklessly flown hits a person, the drone operator could be liable for battery, which carries both criminal and civil sanctions.
  • Any drone pilot recklessly or intentionally damaging someone else’s property could be liable for criminal damage.
  • If a drone operator doesn’t exercise a reasonable standard of care and injures someone or damages their property the pilot could be found to be negligent and liable to compensate the injured party.
  • Flying a drone low over someone’s property without permission could constitute the civil offence of trespass or nuisance even if the operator doesn’t physically enter onto the property.

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