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CPRC: no need yet for new privacy rule on costs in environmental cases

There is no immediate need for the Civil Procedure Rule Committee to introduce a new privacy rule for certain costs issues in environmental cases as it could conflict with its open justice review, it has decided. It was responding to a High Court ruling that said hearings about costs protection limits should be held in private.

November 22nd, 2017 | No Comments »

High Court fast-tracks challenge to environmental costs reforms

The High Court has fast-tracked a judicial review brought by three charities challenging the new costs regime for cases involving the environment. Mr Justice Dove also capped the liabilities of legal environmental pressure group ClientEarth, Friends of the Earth and the RSPB at a total of £10,000.

April 24th, 2017 | No Comments »

Local authorities can rely on costs protections of Aarhus Convention

Local authorities can rely on the costs protections of the Aarhus Convention on access to justice in cases relating to the environment, appeal judges have ruled.

March 16th, 2015 | No Comments »