I would appreciate any considered responses from those more familiar with recent legal cases in the UK, EU or territories aligned with the UK, where legal precedent is more relevant.
(1) A neighbour (only one) has a short, private right of way over private land. This was created decades before dashcams existed, and so could never have been in the contemplation of a party to include in the grant of right to pass.
(2) The neighbour has a long history, on police record, of being obsessed with capturing adjoining property and has even been reported for taking photos on private land at 1am.
(3) The neighbour now uses dashcam footage to feed his irrational hatred of the other property owner. He is seen to press the 'protect' button whenever he sees the owner of the private property walking around, going about his business in a lawful, peaceful manner. Many of these captures include children.
So, my question is really about any precedent or other legal knowledge that means, at the very least, the use of such footage captured on private land where no consent to capture has been granted would be inadmissible for evidential purposes and, better, that the use of his dashcam for surveillance of private citizens on their private land is in fact unlawful.
If you want to rant on about throwing things at the camera, I don't want to hear from you.
Any Englishman with a castle will have a collection of cannons spread around the lawns and battlements, the Scottish seem even more keen on them, so they are widely available in the UK. You do need a shotgun license since they are classified as shotguns as they fire shot rather than bullets, but a shotgun license is easy to get.cannons are a legal option
This gets more muddled the farther it goes The first step is to go see someone with a bit of rank with the local Plod to determine if a crime is happening.
Any Englishman with a castle will have a collection of cannons spread around the lawns and battlements, the Scottish seem even more keen on them, so they are widely available in the UK. You do need a shotgun license since they are classified as shotguns as they fire shot rather than bullets, but a shotgun license is easy to get.
We do have a limit on bore size, less than 2 inches requires a shotgun license if you wish to fire it, which is easy to get. Over 2" requires a far more difficult to get licence, although still possible, but realistically you also need some training if you aren't going to blow yourself up!In this you may be better off than us here across the pond. In many places here, a cannon of 1/2" bore or larger is considered to be a "destructive device", essentially equalling a bomb. Even where legal, there will likely be special permits required and extra taxes and fees involved. And we tend to think of you as having strict gun laws compared to us....
Maybe mounting a 12 pounder on the back of my van will keep those pesky tailgater's at bay
The law works on precedence - not on opinion - lawyerly or otherwise.All solicitors will say that, they would be out of work if everybody used the internet!
If solicitors always gave the correct answer then there would be no need for the courts!
Sometimes the internet can give better advice than many solicitors will.
The problem is knowing when you have good advice, bad advice can come from any source.
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