Our drones and autonomous technologies service recognised for its innovation


As one of the first City of London law firms to offer a service specialising in the law governing drones and autonomous technologies, we are in contention for a major legal award, it has been announced.

Our multidisciplinary drones and autonomous technologies team is shortlisted in the Innovation category at the Modern Law Awards.

With drones and autonomous technologies set to be amongst the defining innovations of the coming decade, the firm last year brought together a team of specialists to advise a range of clients on the legal considerations arising from the proliferation of such technologies.

The announcement follows a rigorous judging process which saw the firm make a detailed written submission setting out in detail how its drones and autonomous technologies service represents an important innovation in the sector.

Rufus Ballaster said: “Drones and autonomous technologies bring with them some novel legal considerations and these will substantially influence how they are used in practice.

“We recognised the need at an early stage for drone users and others affected by drones to be able to seek advice from a multidisciplinary team of specialists on the evolving regulations governing their use and we have already received our first instructions.

“It is wonderful that the judges have recognised this important innovation by shortlisting Carter Lemon Camerons LLP and we are looking forward to hearing whether the team has been successful in winning one of the Modern Law Awards.”

The winners of the Modern Law Awards will be announced at a glittering ceremony at the Lancaster Hotel on 18 January 2018.

Just days ago, A Practical Guide to Drone Law was published by Law Brief Publishing, having been co-written by Partners of the firm, Rufus Ballaster and Andrew Firman, with consultant to the firm, Eleanor Clot. The book is intended to help a professional audience navigate through the rapidly evolving regulatory environment in which drones operate.

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