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Taking Off: Drone Law in Canada
What You Need to Know to (Legally) Operate a Drone

Did you know that people operating drones are considered pilots of aircraft? Or that the Canadian drone market is estimated to be worth between $100-$260 million by 2024? How about the fact that more than 300 Canadian companies fall within the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle sector?...

February 2017
Sandra Corbett, QC Awarded DRI Mary Massaron Award for the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession

Field Law would like to congratulate Sandra Corbett on her selection as this year’s recipient of the DRI Mary Massaron Award for the Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession....

January 2017
Field Law Relocates Calgary and Edmonton Offices
Law firm accommodates growth of regional practice groups

Field Law has relocated offices in Calgary and Edmonton. Growth, diversification of services and expansion in strategic areas, including energy, are the key drivers of the office moves....

Upcoming Presentations

April 4, 2017
The Dollars and Sense of Safety

Steve Eichler

April 4, 2017
Safety Culture: Even Sentencing Judges Talk About It

Steve Eichler

Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs), or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs), more commonly known as drones, are estimated to become a $100-$260 million industry in Canada by 2020. There is an increase in the number of individuals and companies that are interested in getting into commercial drone operations, but many do not know where to start. There is concern with privacy issues and potential liability. The federal drone regulations in Canada can be confusing and are due to undergo a complete overhaul in the Spring of 2017. In addition to Transport Canada, a number of other federal, provincial and municipal bodies are purporting to regulate the use of drones even for recreational use.

As part of its commitment to emerging technology, Field Law has developed a highly qualified group of lawyers with particular knowledge and experience relating to drone law both for commercial and recreational use. Our team can assist clients with advancing their business and personal interests to navigate the legal landscape for drone use including contractual, insurance, privacy, and intellectual property issues.

Field Law has now established one of the first drone practices in the country and was involved in the first case ever to address the federal drone regulation in Canada. Our lawyers have spoken on drone law issues in the U.S. and across Canada.