Government consults on costs protection in environmental claims >

The government is seeking views on its proposals to change the regime for costs protection in environmental claims. Currently, where a claim for judicial review falls within the scope of the Aarhus Convention (on access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters), the amount recoverable in legal costs from the claimant if they lose is £5,000 for individuals, or £10,000 for organisations. If the claimant is successful, the maximum they can recover in legal costs from the defendant is £35,000.

Posted on 07 Oct 2015 in Legal Updates Read More >