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PCOs can be made in ‘closed evidence’ cases, High Court rules

Protective costs orders (PCOs) can be made in favour of people accused of terrorism and where reliance is put on ‘closed evidence’, the High Court has ruled. The application was made by Moazzam Begg, a former Guantanamo detainee.

June 30th, 2015 | 2 Comments »

CPR costs protection in environmental cases breaches Aarhus Convention, says CA

The costs protection regime introduced by CPR 45.41 is not compliant with the UN environmental justice convention, Aarhus, because it is confined to applications for judicial review, and excludes statutory appeals and applications, the Court of Appeal declared yesterday.

November 28th, 2014 | No Comments »

Legal bodies unite in call for peers to oppose changes to judicial review costs

The Bar Council, the Law Society and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) have called on peers to oppose curbs on judicial review set out in part 4 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill.

October 22nd, 2014 | No Comments »

Government to legislate for tougher costs rules in judicial review

The government is to introduce legislation that will substantially beef up the costs rules so as to discourage weak or frivolous judicial reviews, with changes ranging from legal aid eligibility to protective costs orders.

February 6th, 2014 | No Comments »

Government targets costs reform in bid to stem judicial review cases

A raft of changes to the costs regime for judicial review proceedings – including greater use of wasted costs orders and possibly scrapping protective costs orders – has been proposed today by the government.

September 6th, 2013 | Comments Off on Government targets costs reform in bid to stem judicial review cases