The Law Surrounding Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) 2017 (On Demand)


Will we eventually be able to order pizza or coffee, which will be delivered directly to our office in a high rise building onboard an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)? The reality of these types of services is much closer than you think… UAVs are already being used regularly in the construction, insurance, real estate, media and photographic as well as agricultural and horticultural industries within New Zealand.

The law surrounding UAVs encompasses a body of air law, health and safety law, privacy law, intellectual property law and insurance law.

This webinar will provide an overview on the law applying to UAV operators and the issues that lawyers and other practitioners may wish to consider when advising clients on the use of UAVs.

Topics for discussion will include:

  • Civil Aviation Act 1990; 
  • Pre-planning flight procedures; 
  • Relevant authoritative bodies; 
  • Concerns over privacy law; 
  • Aspects of health and safety law; and 
  • Future predications.


  • An understanding of the law relevant to drone operators;
  • Practical considerations of other areas of laws that lawyers need to be aware of when advising client using UAVs; and
  • An overview of regulatory bodies involved in the pre-flight planning.


Lawyers especially those that have clients in construction, insurance, real estate, media, photography, agriculture and horticulture.
Other professionals: accountants, agricultural professionals, building and construction professionals, surveyors, quantity surveyors, engineers, emergency services, pilots, in-house counsels working for councils or other institutions, that may eventually use a UAV.


26 October 2017


Dr Maria A Pozza, Solicitor, Lane Neave

1 CPD hour

  • On Demand Event
    Complete online in your own time (Self-paced)
    • $160.00 excl. GST

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